Cebu Province’s founding day celebration starts

Cebu Daily News
Last updated 03:45pm (Mla time) 07/30/2007

Cebu, Philippines – Monday is the start of the week-long activities in celebration of the 438th founding anniversary of Cebu Province on August 6.


Mayors will join Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and the Capitol employees in the flag raising ceremonies on the Capitol grounds on Monday morning. This would be followed by the raising of the colors of the province’s 45 towns and seven component cities.


Opening of the agro-fair at the back of the Capitol building would then follow.


The portrait of former governors Sotero Cabahug and Buenaventura Gutierrez would also be unveiled on Monday in honor for their roles in the construction of the Capitol building.


The provincial government has also sponsored a nightly concert inside the Capitol compound as part of the celebration.


On Friday, the anniversary itself, the anniversary, the provincial employees from the six departments will compete in folk dance contest.


Roger Serna of the Provincial Information Office said that the employees would perform the original dances in Cebu including Sampaguita, Pandanggo sa Baso, Meligoy de Cebu, Mananagat, Sortedo Cebuano and Itik-itik Sibonga. /Reporter Nilda Gallo


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