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Friday, June 04, 2010

Philippine Independence Day and Olongapo Cityhood Anniversary Celebration

Olongapo will jointly celebrate the 112th Philippine Independence Day and the 44th Anniversary of the Cityhood of Olongapo at the Rizal Triangle Covered Court on June 12, 2010.

The raising of the flag by Mayor James Gordon Jr. together with, Vice Mayor Cynthia Cajudo, Vice Governor Anne Marie Gordon, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Administrator Armand Arreza and Olongapo City officials will kick off the celebration. The morning program will also include rendition of the Lupang Hinirang by the Olongapo City Brass Band, Doxology and musical renditions from the Olongapo City Youth Choir, a floral offering to the Rizal Monument, and messages from Mayor Gordon, Vice Gov. Anne Marie Gordon and SBMA Administrator Arreza.

The highlights of the afternoon celebration will be a job fair to be participated in by different companies both for local and overseas employment, a free livelihood training program in Dimsum Making and Meat Processing and a blood-letting program dubbed as Sandugo Para sa Kalayaan to be facilitated by the National Red Cross. These activities are a part and parcel of Mayor Gordon’s HELPS project under the employment, livelihood and health programs that are focused on helping the people to improve their health, find jobs that will give them the means to feed their families, raise their self esteem and standard of living and to acquire different types of skills that they can use in applying for a job or to put up a small scale business.

“We want this years’ celebration to not just be about remembering the past but to give our people all the help they need to build a better future through our programs,” Mayor Gordon said in an interview.

A free tour of the Olongapo City Museum is also scheduled to run from 9 am to 5 pm to give the people a historical view of the proud history of Olongapo City. Pao/sfr

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