TACLOBAN CITY – The City of Tacloban celebrated its 65th Charter Day Anniversary last June 12, simultaneous with the 120th Philippine Independence Day Celebration.
The city government under Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez led the twin celebrations which highlighted a Holy Mass and the traditional flag raising and floral offering ceremonies.
A Holy Mass was held at the Sto. Niño Parish Church attended by City Hall officials and employees started the celebration.
Following the Holy Mass was a flag raising ceremony and floral offering at the Plaza Rizal with members of the Sangguniang Panglungsod, regional directors, representatives of civic and professional organizations and students was held.
During the program, Mayor Romualdez’s independence and Charter day messages was read by Executive Assistant Pinky Brosas.
“Pagbabagong ipinaglaban, alay sa masaganang kinabukasan,” was the theme of this year’s Independence Day Celebration.
Tacloban City is celebrating its 65th cityhood anniversary this year, having been proclaimed a Chartered City by virtue of Republic Act No. 760 on June 20, 1952, signed by then Pres. Elpidio Quirino.
It took effect on June 12, 1953. The late House Speaker Daniel Z. Romualdez sponsored the law converting Tacloban into a Chartered City.
At present Tacloban, which is considered to be among the most competitive cities in the country, is poised for more progress and development with the entry of more investors.
Under Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez and ten years as a highly urbanized city, Tacloban is experiencing a business boom which is transforming the lone HUC in Eastern Visayas into one of the most viable cities in the country today.
To date, the income of the city government — the internal revenue allotment and the local revenue sources included amounts to more than a billion pesos.