Fireworks show at Paseo del Mar ushers in 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 January 2013 14:56

Zamboangueños welcomed the New Year with dazzling fireworks display at Paseo del Mar midnight Monday, December 31.

Thirty seconds before the grand fireworks show, Mayor Celso Lobregat together with Councilor VP Elago led in the countdown to 2013. Also present were the mayor’s brother Jomar, former councilor Roel Natividad and young entrepreneur BG Guingona.

The New Year countdown extravaganza kicked off 7pm with live band performances and other surprises. People from all walks of life flocked to the park to join in the festivity and to usher in the New Year.

Now on its fourth year, the pyrotechnics highlight initiated by the City Government has become a yearly anticipation among residents and out of town visitors during New Year’s eve.

Mayor Lobregat has expressed gratitude to all those who joined in the celebration at the Paseo and urged all residents to welcome 2013 with renewed hope and vigor.
He called on the people to continue to pray and remain grateful to the Lord Almighty and Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar for the constant guidance, protection and blessings bestowed on the city. —Sheila Covarrubias