77th Dia de Zambo activities finalized PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:07

All is set for the celebration of the 77th Dia de Zamboanga on February 26 with the theme “Build Back Better Zamboanga”.

City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr. on Monday convened the different agencies and offices involved in the preparation of the Dia de Zamboanga activities including the police and military to finalize plans for the celebration which will start February 9.

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.

Main highlight of the celebration will be the conferment of awards to Local Achievers covering various fields of endeavours and the grand civic military parade. The awarding ceremony will be held on February 25, on the eve of the celebration while the grand civic  military parade will be held February 26.

The different city-sponsored activities lined up for the celebration include the 8th Dia di Senador Roseller T. Lim on Feb. 9;  8th Zamboanga Food Festival from Feb. 21-22, 6pm onward at the Plaza del Pilar; 1st Mayor Beng Climaco-Salazar Bowling Cup at the Tebi and Sean Recreational center on Feb. 21-23; Documentary of Zamboanga mayors on Feb. 24 from 9am to 4pm at the Centro Latino in Paseo del Mar; 2nd Zamboanga International Film Festival from Feb. 28 to March 2 9am to 4pm at the Cinematech, FDCP Building at Legionaire Road, Zone IV; Cheer Dance Competition on Feb. 24 at 1pm at the Vitaliano Agan Coliseum in Tetuan; Drum and Lyre Competition (high School level) on Feb. 25 at 2pm at the Paseo del Mar and Dia de Zamboanga Peace Concert on Feb. 26 at 6pm at the Paseo del Mar.

The Birds Festival, an event organized by the Department of Tourism from Feb. 27 to March 1 will be one of the activities also being looked forward to.

Numerous other activities, sponsored by private groups and organizations are also included in the calendar of activities. — Sheila Covarrubias