Mayor leads Charter Day celebration

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.

Mayor Paz C. Radaza
Mayor Paz C. Radaza pays tribute to outstanding Oponganons during the City’s 53rd Charter Day celebration on June 17, 2014. (Photo by Fritz John Menguito)

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.
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Lapu-Lapu student athletes win 10 medals in PNG 2014

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.

Mayor Paz C. Radaza presents the student athletes who bag medals during the recent Philippine National Games 2014.
Mayor Paz C. Radaza presents the student athletes who bag medals during the recent Philippine National Games 2014. (Photo by Ariel Berdon)

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.
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City hands over firetruck to Basak

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.

Basak barangay chief Isabelito Darnayla (left) receives the keys to a brand new firetruck from District Fire Marshal Oscar Mayol and Mayor Paz C. Radaza (right).
Basak barangay chief Isabelito Darnayla (left) receives the keys to a brand new firetruck from District Fire Marshal Oscar Mayol and Mayor Paz C. Radaza (right). (Photo by Ariel Berdon)

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Police chief conducts public safety seminar in Caubian

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.
Barangay officials attend a public safety seminar organized by the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office.
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.

Kahayag Parade winners

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.
Kadaugan Street Party cosplay participants
Here are the parade contest winners:
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Barangays undergo training on emergency response

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.
barangay training
Acting City Police Chief Armando Radoc led training started last April 24 and held so far in the barangays of Pajo, Pusok, and Babag.

Kadaugan Street Party gets bigger every year

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.
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Food fest kicks off Kadaugan sa Mactan

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.
kadaugan sa mactan food festival
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.
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Mayor lauds initiative to protect marine resources

Speech delivered by Mayor Paz C. Radaza during the Earth Day Underwater Clean-up ceremonies at Crimson Resort and Spa on April 22, 2014.

Good morning!

Our City is famous for our sand and sea tourism.

We take pride in our rich marine treasures which attract foreign and local divers to visit the island just to see our underwater treasures.

And indeed, they have never been disappointed.
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Mayor opens Kadaugan Food Festival

Welcome remarks delivered by Mayor Paz C. Radaza during the opening of the Kadaugan Food Festival at Liberty Shrine, Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City on April 21, 2014.

Good evening my fellow Oponganons.

Good evening distinguished guests.

Today marks the beginning of our week-long celebration.

On this hallowed grounds, come April 27, we will witness the re-enactment of the Battle of Mactan.

And to start off, we are going to open the annual food festival that showcases resort and hotel food for only 99 pesos and below.
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