Iloilo City’s 73rd Charter Day anniversary commemoration
For the first time in the history of this city, Iloilo commemorates its declaration as a Chartered City 73 years ago. The celebration which started last July 16 (the exact date 73 years ago when Iloilo was converted into a chartered city and inaugurated 40 days after) was spearheaded by the new city Mayor, Jed Mabilog through the City Tourism and Development Officer (CTDO).
This year’s theme “Dakbanwang Iloilo Bugal Ko” seeks to “raise public awareness of the city’s history and development, arouse community’s sense of pride of the place and showcase the celebration as link to culture and heritage.”
The 40-day celebration includes activities such as a thanksgiving mass; exhibit of Ilonggo arts and crafts; civic-military parade; food festival of Ilonggo dishes; Ilonggo music festival; Search for Mr. and Ms. Iloilo City; river clean-up and blood letting, among others. It will culminate on August 25 in which the date Iloilo City has been inaugurated as a chartered city.
The exhibits will displayed in 3 major shopping centers of the city. See the schedule below.
Iloilo City Charter Day Exhibits Schedule:
Robinsons Place Iloilo – July 16-31, 2010 (Beside Crowntech, 2nd Floor)
Gaisano City Iloilo – August 1-10, 2010
SM City – August 11-25, 2010
*Open within mall hours