78th ‘Dia’ events finalized PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 February 2015 13:47

Everything is set for the celebration of the Dia de Zamboanga on February 26, marking the 78th anniversary of the installation of the first set of City officials in 1935.

Main highlight of the celebration will be the grand civic military parade to be followed by the commemorative program on Feb. 26 and the conferment of awards to Local Achievers on February 27 covering various fields of endeavours.

The different City Government sponsored activities are the Drum and Lyre competition (secondary level) and the city –wide cheer dance competition on February 20 at 1pm at the City Coliseum; the Zamboanga Film Festival (public screening), short film (live action and animation) and music video (live action and animation) on February 23-25 at the Cinematheque Center. The Awards Night will be on Feb. 25 at the Centro Latino.

Other activities organized by the City Government include the Grandiosa Venta de Mercado from Feb. 18-28 at the Plaza Pilar and the Kasalang Bayan on Feb. 27 at the City Hall lobby.

Also forming part of the city activities is the Juego na Dia de Zambonaga organized by the City Sports Division.

Various other activities, organized by private groups are also included in the Dia de Zamboanga calendar and these include the Couple Run 2k15 on Feb. 15 at pm; Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 19; Nadia: Un Musical Chavacano on Feb. 19-21 at 6:30pm at the ADZU Brebeuf gym; WMSU Alumni Fun Run on Feb. 22  at 5am; Women’s conference participation in Governance on Feb. 24 at 8am at Centro Latino; Paolo Onesa- The thanksgiving Concert on Feb. 25 at the WMSU gym; ROTARUN YEAR 4 on Feb. 25 at Jardin Maria Clara; CSO Summit- Mobilizing and Expanding CSO Support for Security, Health and Education  on Feb. 25 at 8am and the 18th Celso L. Lobregat Cup- Open Dart Tournament on Feb. 27-28 at Ram’s Beer Garden and Restaurant.

The Dia de Zamboanga marks the day when the first set of City officials headed by Mayor Nicasio Valderoza was installed into office. The installation took place over four months after President Manuel L. Quezon approved the Charter of Zamboanga on October 12, 1936. — Sheila Covarrubias