No backpacks, hooded jackets on Dia de Zambo fete Print
Monday, 26 February 2018 16:54

Police authorities prohibit the bringing of backpacks, use of hooded jackets as well as bull caps in all areas where the activities for the 81st Dia de la Ciudad de Zamboanga will be held Monday, February 26 from 6am to 10 a.m.

However, bull caps that will be used as part of the uniform during the grand civic military parade will be exempted from the prohibition.

The ban is implemented as part of the security measures enforced by the police and the military’s Task Force Zamboanga.

Zamboanga City is celebrating its 81st Charter Anniversary or Dia de la Ciudad de Zamboanga today, February 26 marking the day when the first set of appointed city officials headed by Mayor Nicasio Valderosa were sworn into office in 1937.

Today’s festivities will kick off with the 7 a.m. grand civic military parade  from the City Fire Station in Ledesma Street towards the City Hall grounds where the commemorative program will immediately follow. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III will keynote the event as well as other guests from the La Hermandad Zamboangueno and the Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce will also grace the event together with Mayor Beng Climaco and other special guests.

Aside from the prohibition on backpacks, bullcaps and hooded jackets, law enforcers are also implementing Executive Order 355 which orders a temporary rerouting of traffic, naming of two-way street, no entry, no parking and temporary transfer of certain PUJ terminals in the city on the occasion of the 81st Dia de la Ciudad de Zamboanga on Monday, Feb. 26 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Today is a special non-working holiday in Zamboanga based on Presidential Proclamation 412 to allow residents to celebrate the occasion with fitting rites. (Sheila Covarrubias)