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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City breaks ground for skate park

Lapu-Lapu City is set to build a skate park, the first of its kind in Cebu, for longboard enthusiasts.

Mayor Paz C. Radaza led the groundbreaking last March 26 for the Lapu-Lapu Skate Park that will rise on the open lot behind the Hoops Dome stadium.

An artist's rendition of the Lapu-Lapu Skate Park that will be built on the open lot behind the Hoops Dome stadium in Lapu-Lapu City.
An artist’s rendition of the Lapu-Lapu Skate Park that will be built on the open lot behind the Hoops Dome stadium in Lapu-Lapu City.

The City Government is allocating P2.5 million for the skate park, which is made possible through the cooperation of the mayor, other city officials, longboarding group Grupo Nopo, and other longboarding enthusiasts.

Mayor Radaza said she feared for the safety of young people using their longboards on the streets.
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Gun-ob resident, Looc Naval homeowners win gardening contest

A resident of Barangay Gun-ob was awarded the top prize in the individual category of the Urban Gardening Contest initiated by Lapu-Lapu City’s Urban Poor Affairs Office (UPAO).

Primitivo Equito, who receives a cash prize of P10,000, said he will use the money to improve his garden and increase his harvest. Placing second is Fe Dais, who received P7,000 prize money.

Winners of the city's urban gardening contest pose with organizers.
The winners of the city’s urban gardening contest pose with organizers. (Photo by Fritz John Menguito)

The contest, said UPAO officer in charge Mila Uy, was created to encourage the city’s urban poor to plant vegetables using only organic fertilizers.
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Another centenarian gets birthday surprise

She turned 101 a few days ago but Paostina Centillas Sobiono is still a very energetic grandmother who cooks for her family and helps keep house.

Lola Paostina, who turns 101, gets a surprise birthday party from Mayor Paz C. Radaza.
Lola Paostina, who turned 101, gets a surprise birthday party from Mayor Paz C. Radaza.

Lola Paostina, who lives in Pangan-an Island – one of Lapu-Lapu City’s satellite islets, was surprised with a party on her birthday last March 25 by Mayor Paz C. Radaza and local officials led by barangay head Virgilio Casiao.

She said the mayor made her 101st birthday unforgettable. Mayor Radaza brought roasted pork, roast chicken, pancit, fish, crabs, and hanging rice for the party.
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Livelihood office holds fun walk for women’s month

A fun walk organized by the Lapu-Lapu City Cooperative and Livelihood Center was one of the activities held to celebrate women’s month here.

Lapu-Lapu City women led by Mayor Paz C. Radaza hold a fun walk as one of activities to celebrate women's month in March.
Lapu-Lapu City women led by Mayor Paz C. Radaza hold a fun walk as one of activities to celebrate women’s month in March.

Held starting 6 a.m. on March 16, 2014, the event carried the theme “Kababayen-an sa tul-id nga dalan ug panginabuhian padulong sa Kalamboan.”

There were two assembly areas for the fun walk, one was the park beneath the Marcelo Fernan Bridge while the other was at the city’s jeepney terminal.
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Centenarian gets surprise party, gifts from mayor, barangay heads

A centenarian woman received a surprise visit on her birthday from the mayor and some barangay heads in Lapu-Lapu City.

Lola Pacita, who turned 100 years old, gets a surprise party and birthday gifts from Mayor Paz C. Radaza (2nd from R).
Lola Pacita, who turned 100 years old, gets a surprise party and birthday gifts from Mayor Paz C. Radaza (2nd from R).

Mayor Paz C. Radaza and the barangay chiefs organized a surprise birthday party and brought gifts for the grandmother of 19 on March 17, 2014.

Pacita Arjero or Lola Pacita, who turned 100 years old, is a native of Ilo-ilo City but has lived in Lapu-Lapu City since 1985 when she married a World War II veteran and a retired Air Force official.
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City closes 16 karaoke, videoke bars for various violations

For violating an ordinance and operating without permit, at least 16 karaoke and videoke bars in Lapu-Lapu were ordered closed by the City Government.

City's "We Care" team and police personnel close karaoke and videoke bars found to be violating an ordinance and operating without permit.
City’s “We Care” team and police personnel close karaoke and videoke bars found to be violating an ordinance and operating without permit. (Photo by Fritz John Menguito)

Antonio Utrira, the city’s “We Care” team leader, headed the inspection on the establishments that were the subject of complaints from residents. Utrira’s group was accompanied by police personnel.

Utrira said the establishments were found to be violating City Ordinance No.117-2002, which regulates the commercial operations of “karaoke, videoke, sing-along, minus one, music box, and other similar machine or contraptions.”
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Call vs. cyber porn highlights women’s month opening

A privilege speech on cyber prostitution by Rep. Aileen C. Radaza in Congress that was livestreamed to a packed stadium in Lapu-Lapu City highlighted the opening salvo of the Women’s Month Celebration here.

Her speech, which states it was now time to “ring the alarm bell,” effectively brought the fight against cyber prostitution to the House of Representatives.

Radaza delivered her speech on the evils of cyber porn and how it harms and strips away the innocence of children, who are mainly the victims of this heinous deed, in Congress last March 3, 2014.

Listening in were her fellow House of Representatives members as well as Lapu-Lapu City officials and residents. The congresswoman’s speech was streamed through video to an audience of over 8,000 Oponganons who converged at the Hoops Dome in Gun-ob, Lapu-Lapu City.
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