TACLOBAN CITY- Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez will lead the twin celebrations of the 66th Tacloban Charter Day Anniversary and the 121st Philippine Independence Day Celebrations in Tacloban on June 12, 2019.
The celebrations will highlight a Holy Mass and the traditional Flag Raising Ceremonies.
At 5:30 am on Wednesday, a Holy Mass will be celebrated at the Santo Niño Parish Church to be attended by City Hall officials and employees.
Following the Holy Mass, Mayor Romualdez will lead the Flag Raising Ceremony at the City Hall Grounds with members of the Sangguniang Panglungsod, regional directors, and representatives of civic and professional organizations and students.
Mayor Romualdez will deliver her Independence and Charter day messages during the program.
Meantime, coinciding with the twin celebrations an Independence Day Run will be held at the City Hall Grounds starting 5:00 until 6:00 AM.
Registration forms are available at the Human Resources Management and Development Office on the 2nd floor of the City Hall Building.
This year, Tacloban City is celebrating its 66th Cityhood Anniversary, having been proclaimed a Chartered City by virtue of Republic Act No. 760 on June 20, 1952. The law that took effect on June 12, 1953, was signed by then President Elpidio Quirino.
The late House Speaker Daniel Z. Romualdez (from which the Tacloban DZR Airport is named) sponsored the law that converted Tacloban into a chartered city.
In 2008, Tacloban was converted into a highly urbanized city after a successful plebiscite participated by a majority of Taclobanons.
Eleven years as a HUC, 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. The income of the City Government to date — the internal revenue allotment and the local revenue sources included currently amounts to more than a billion pesos.