Pagadian Celebrates its 48th Anniversary
“We Pagadianons can take pride since the chartering of our City. Indeed, we have accomplished much to our hard work, enterprise, patriotism and faith as one people in the context of our theme Pagadianon: akong garbo ang panaghiusa alang sa dakbayang nagmalinawon ug nagmalambuon.”
Mayor Romeo Pulmones said during the 48th Araw ng Pagadian Anniversary Program last June 21 at the ZSPCTA Gym, this City.
In his speech, he apologized for the limited activities conducted for this year’s Anniversary Celebration saying “All of us know the incident in Marawi City, and the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao is a big security threat that we have to cancel some of our activities like the Civic-Military Parade, Foam Party, among others.”
He likewise urges everyone to be vigilant and to immediately report to the concerned barangay officials and the Philippine National Police on the presence of strangers in their areas.
Moreover, he announced in the same Anniversary Program the implementation of Ordinance No. 2016-365 also known as the Pagadian City Ecological Solid Waste Management Ordinance of 2016, where he specifically reiterated Section 16 of said ordinance “On the sale and use of plastic bags not classified in Section 11 and Styrofoam as food containers shall be banned in Pagadian City.”
The said Section 11 stated the exemptions for the usage of plastic bags “with no handles, holes or strings commonly used for wrapping unpacked fresh foods and cooked foods at supermarkets, wet and dry markets, restaurants, canteen and the like not be included for such usage is justified on the grounds of public hygiene.”
Mayor Pulmones said this ban took effect last June 16 “as a new beginning for a better tomorrow.” He humbly requests everyone to follow said ordinance and to refrain from using the non-biodegradable materials.
On the other hand, as part of the 2017 Celebration, Miss Candice Debi Trellis Templado bagged the crown as the Miss Pagadian 2017 last June 18 during the Miss Pagadian 2017 Pageant against 14 other candidates who vied for the spot. The other candidates who took the runners-up posts were: 1st Runner-Up Miss Kassandra Sinajon, 2nd Runner- Up Miss Adel Ebarat, 3rd Runner-Up Miss Scottie Alviz and 4th Runner-Up Miss Sarah May Jorquia.