Mayor Gordon Creates Committee For the 50th Anniversary of City’s Turn-Over
Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. created an Executive Project Committee to lead the preparations for the 50th Anniversary of Olongapo City’s turn-over from the United States government, after 61 years of supervision, to the Philippine Government in December 7, 1959, a significant episode to the creation of the then Municipality of Olongapo and to the genesis of the contemporary Olongapo City.
Mayor Gordon tasked the following officials to oversee to the commemoration of the said historical event:
Chairman : Ferdie Magrata, City Administrator
Vice-Chairman : Elizabeth Daduya, City Librarian
Members : Prof. Arlida Pame of Gordon College
Dr. Ligaya Monato, City Schools Superintendent
Marey Beth Marzan, Oic, City Budget Office
Vic Vizcocho of Public Affairs Office
Lorelie Montoya of the City Tourism Office
Gregorio Elane of the City Museum
Aileen Sanchez of the LCDO
Mike Pusing, Special Events Coordinator
The said committee will work in close coordination with the City Fiesta Executive Committee chaired this year by Olongapo First Lady and Zambales Vice-Governor Anne Marie Gordon to organize the programs and activities for the said occasion and the launching of the city’s commemorative stamps to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the city’s independence.