Mayor Paz C. Radaza led other officials in paying tribute to Oponganons who have worked hard to make Lapu-Lapu what it is today during the City’s 53rd Charter Day celebration on June 17, 2014.
The ceremony started with a flag raising attended by Mayor Radaza, other City Government officials and employees, and guests at City Hall.
Lapu-Lapu was turned into a city with its own charter through Republic Act 3134, which was signed by former Philippine President Carlos P. Garcia on June 17, 1961.
Radaza, in her speech, said Oponganons bear witness to the growth of Lapu-Lapu City. She paid tribute to those who have contributed and continue to contribute to its development.
She mentioned as well young Oponganons who have brought honor to the city and showed the world their talents and skills. Continue reading…
Lapu-Lapu City student athletes bagged 10 medals during the Philippine National Games 2014 held from May 16 to 25 in Metro Manila, Mayor Paz C. Radaza announced on Wednesday, May 28.
PNG 2014 delegates from Lapu-Lapu won one gold, five silver, and four bronze medals in four sports disciplines, she added.
The 37 delegates, accompanied by coaches and support staff including Lapu-Lapu City sports consultant Norvin Imbong and City Division Sports Coordinator Nene Booc, joined the competition for the first time. They left for Manila on May 14, 2014.
Lapu-Lapu students chosen to join the different sports events were medallists from the recent CVRAA meet. They had the full support of the City Government, which shouldered the expenses of the young athletes. Continue reading…
Barangay Basak received a firetruck this month from the Lapu-Lapu City Government.
Mayor Paz C. Radaza turned over the equipment to Basak barangay chief Isabelito Darnayla during a short ceremony on May 20, 2014.
Also present during the event were District Fire Marshal Supt. Oscar Mayol, barangay councilors, as well as 10 fire officers who have undergone basic firefighting training and who will be assigned at Basak.
Lapu-Lapu City Fire Department records said 13 fires hit the city in the first quarter of 2014, higher compared to the eight cases last year.
The Lapu-Lapu City Office headed by officer-in-charge Senior Supt. Armando Radoc gathered barangay officials in Caubian for a training.
Those who attended and supported the Barangay Public Safety and Enhancement Seminar Caubian Island include barangay officials, Barangay Public Safety Officers (BPSO), Unified Task Force (UTF), Task Force Kalikasan (TFK), Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT), as well as Mayor Paz C. Radaza.
The seminar was intended to update the barangay about the different city ordinances, its functions and responsibilities, as well as the passage of barangay ordinances and their justifying circumstances as enshrined in Art. II of the Revised Penal Code.
One of the highlights of the Kadaugan Street Party is the Kahayag Parade which includes cosplayers, higantes, and floats decorated with colourful LED lights. At least 70 cosplayers from around the country, 13 higantes, and seven floats were registered for the event. The LED light décor lent a new twist to the parade and made it the first light parade in the province of Cebu.
Here are the parade contest winners: Continue reading…
At least 30 barangay officers attended a training on emergency response organized by the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office.
Those who attended the seminar held this month are members of the Barangay Public Safety Office (BPSO), United Task Force, and Task Force Kalikasan. They were also briefed on the correct conduct of arrests and implementation of barangay ordinances.
Acting City Police Chief Armando Radoc led training started last April 24 and held so far in the barangays of Pajo, Pusok, and Babag.
Although the Kadaugan sa Mactan was already celebrated annually at the Liberty Shrine in Lapu-Lapu City, the space could only accommodate a number of spectators.
To further give importance and special attention to the valor and triumph depicted during the Battle of Mactan, Councilor Harry Radaza during his first term in office organized the first ever Kadaugan Street Party in 2011.
Radaza was then the chairman of the tourism committee.
The first Kadaugan Street Party was a huge success. It was a 2-day event attended by more than 80,000 people who joined street events and activities. Continue reading…
This year’s Kadaugan sa Mactan celebration in Lapu-Lapu City opens with a week-long Food Festival.
From April 22-27, 17 large resorts and hotels and 20 other fastfood chains and restaurants will sell signature dishes at very affordable prices in stalls put up at the Liberty Shrine in Barangay Mactan.
Resorts and restaurants are pricing their food items for less than a hundred pesos during the festival nights.
All throughout the Food Festival celebration, there will be presentations from the City Government’s tourism partners. Continue reading…