Iloilo City to Celebrate Diamond Jubilee Charter

“More than the sights are stories to tell. This is what 75 looks like.” This is the theme of the Iloilo City 75th Charter Day Celebration on August 25, 2012. This event commemorates how Iloilo became a chartered city.

Iloilo City Diamond Jubilee Charter Celebration

Iloilo, as a chartered city, was formally inaugurated on August 25, 1937 after the surrounding municipalities of La Paz, Mandurriao, Molo and Arevalo were merged with the progressive town of Iloilo on July 16, 1937, by virtue of Commonwealth Act No.158.

This year, the Grand Diamond Jubilee civic parade to highlight Iloilo City’s 75th Charter Day celebration will be joined by participants from the City Hall, national government agencies (NGAs), schools, non-government organizations (NGOs), barangays and festival contingents.

The biggest parade in the city will kick off 8AM in front of Western Institute of Technology in Luna St., La Paz and will snake through Bonifacio Drive, Iznart St. and JM Basa St all the way to the Freedom Grandstand for a program to be capped by colorful and lively performances of Dinagyang Festival and Paraw Regatta.

Some activities were already started since July 14, 2012. Check out the Schedule of Activities below:

Iloilo City Diamond Jubilee Charter

Schedule of Activities

(As of August 3, 2012)

JULY

TIME

VENUE

ACTIVITY

14

7:00 AM

Selected Areas

Tree Planting

14

10:00 AM

Camiña House, Arevalo Plaza, Molo Plaza/Church

Photoshoot – Jaki Peñalosa (Designer)

15

9:00 AM

Museo Iloilo, Villanueva House, Castle Hotel, UPV, Arroyo Fountain, San Jose Church, Plaza Libertad

Photoshoot – Angelette Borja Ragus, Bo Parcon, Young Designers Guild

16

7:00 AM

San Jose Church

Mass Launching 75th Charter Day

City Hall

Flag Ceremony Program

21

9:00 AM

Muelle Loney-Central Market, Casa Mariquit, Angelicum

Photoshoot – Young Designers, Dan Agam, Reynan Donguines (Designers)

25

3:00 PM

SM City Event Center

Launching Program

28

9:00 AM

Jaro Church/Belfry, Jaro Plaza, Antillan House

Photoshoot – Mandy Salcedo (Designer)

29

9:00 AM

Treñas Boulevard, Carpenters Bridge, Nelly’s Garden, Lopez Boat House

Photoshoot – Totong Gellangarin

AUGUST

02

2:00 PM

SM City Event Centre

 Tourism Quiz Bee 2012

10

1:00 – 5:00 PM

Social Hall

General Assembly

10

8:30 AM –4:30 PM

Penthouse

Forum with World Wildlife Fund

10

4:00 PM

SM City Event Centre

Long Gown & Swimwear

 Mr. & Ms. Iloilo City

11

7:00 AM

Iloilo Sports Complex

Liga Day 2012                                       Dengue Awareness Seminar

11

7:00 PM

Jaro Gym

Liga Day 2012

Awarding of Winners and Concert

11

9:30 AM

Alta Tierra Parish Church

Pabunyag sa Syudad Year 5

13

3:00 PM

Robinson’s Place

Talent & Casual Wear Competition (Mr. & Ms. Iloilo City)

13-18

8:00 AM

The City Gallery

Fabric Fashion Façade Exhibits

14

1:30 PM

Jaro Gym

Pulong-pulong on Real Property

15

4:30 PM

SM City Event Centre

Pre-pageant- Casual, Formal & Evening Gown Competition (Mr. & Ms. Iloilo City)

15

1:00-5:00 PM

Penthouse

Result Presentation of Emission Inventory of Iloilo City

15

3:00 PM

Ocean City

Cultural Heritage Award Presscon

16

8:00 AM

5F Multi-Purpose Hall            Iloilo City Hall

Blood Letting

17

 7F Conference Room

Final Screening & Interview (MOCGE)

17

       20

9:00 AM       2:00 PM      2:00 PM

5F Multi-Purpose Hall            Iloilo City Hall

Special Pre-Marriage Counseling

17

6:00 PM

SM CITY

Charter Day Night Run

18

6:00 AM

Iloilo River Esplanade

Morning Aerobics Exercises

7:00 AM

-do-

Religious Mass

8:00 AM

-do-

Blessing & Inauguration of the

Iloilo River Esplanade

18

9:00 AM

Iloilo River

First Senator Franklin Drilon Cup Dragon Boat Competition

18

3:00 PM

Iloilo River Esplanade

Battle of the Bands

18

6:00 PM

-do-

GMA Kapuso Night

18

7:00 PM

-do-

Concert at the Esplanade: Bloom Brothers and Sugar Free

18

8:00 PM

-do-

Awarding of Dragon Boat Cup Winners

18

9:00 PM

-do-

Fireworks Display

18-19

TBA

Interschool Table Tennis

18-26

10:00 AM

Robinsons Place Iloilo

Fashion Exhibit:

Fashion, Fabric, Facade

19-26

10:00 AM

SM City

Photo Exhibit:

Fashion, Fabric, Facade

19-26

Storehours

Citywide

Charter Day Diskuwento Sale

20

7:00 PM

Freedom Grandstand

Grand Coronation Night (Mr. & Ms. Iloilo City)

20

8:00 AM

Sidewalk: Plaza Libertad-Atrium

Clean-up Drive

20

9:00 AM

PEDC Compound

Launching: Iloilo City Wetland Nursery

21

10:00 AM

SM City Event Centre

Oratorical Contest

21

10:00 AM

-do-

On the Spot Essay Writing Contest

21

10:00 AM

-do-

 On the Spot Poster Making Contest

21

2:00 PM

-do-

Extemporaneous Speaking

21-23

2:00 – 4:00 PM

PCGA Headquarters beside PAG-IBIG

River Tour for Students

22

1:00-5:00 PM

Iloilo City Community College

Perya sa Buwan ng Wika

23

6:30 PM

City Hall

Awarding of Top 40 Taxpayers and Private Partners of Iloilo City

23

9:00 AM

3rd Floor

Iloilo City Hall

Free Medical Check-up with Bone Scanning      Papsmear and Prostate Checking

24

TBA

Social Hall

Mass Wedding

24

TBA

The City Gallery

Enshrinement of the Image of Sr. Sto Nino

24-25

5:00 PM

Delgado St.

Iloilo City Charter Foodfest

25

8:30 AM

St. Paul Village, Mandurriao

Tree Planting

25

9:00 AM

Gaisano Capital 2F Event Center

Job Fair

25

10:00 AM

SM City

Chess Team Tournament

25-26

8:00 AM

Iloilo Sports Complex

Milo 3-in-1 APEX Running Clinic       with Coach Jim Saret

25

8:00 AM

From La Paz to City Hall

Grand Diamond Jubilee Parade

25

2:00 PM

Fundidor Gym

MIGEDC Basketball Tournament

25

10:00 AM

Iloilo River

Bombo Baroto Race

25

7:00 PM

Iloilo Grand Hotel Ballroom

Diamond Jubilee Appreciation Night

25

7:15 PM

-do-

Outstanding Teachers

25

7:30 PM

-do-

Salamat-Paalam Program

25

7:45 PM

-do-

Cultural Heritage Award

25

8:15 PM

-do-

Most Outstanding City Government Employees (MOCGE)

25

8:30 PM

-do-

Citation of Distinction                           for Outstanding Ilonggos

25

9:00 PM

-do-

Rigodon de Honor

26

7:30 PM

Rose Memorial Auditorium, CPU

Concert: The World Famous Platters

27

TBA

Iloilo Grand Hotel

2nd Iloilo Photo Festival

Image and Schedule Courtesy of Iloilo City Government Facebook Page.

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