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Casual Employees Receive Health Cards [ Tuesday | 9th day of January, 2018 | 2 months ago ]

As part of promoting health and wellness in the public sector, all 285 casual employees in the local government unit of San Fernando will be given prepaid health cards to avail various hospital care services.

Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago, together with Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, Councilor Nelson Lingat, City Administrator Engr. Fernando Limbitco, City Health Officer Dr. Eloisa Aquino, City Human Resource and Development Officer Rachelle Yusi and other department heads and rural health physicians led the ceremonial distribution of health cards on Monday's flag raising.
In her speech, City Health Officer Dr. Eloisa Aquino said the city government funded almost P700,000 to provide health cards with one year coverage to all casual employees.

"This will ensure one time emergency hospitalization with life, accidental death and dismemberment with coverage; and one time availment of up to P25, 000 for the in patient services or hospitalization for confirmed cases of coverable diseases," she added.

For his part, Mayor EdSa stressed the importance of keeping the government workforce healthy as this will guarantee better delivery of public services to the constituents.

"This program is part of fulfilling our health agenda which states "Malusog na Fernandino, Masiglang Pamumuhay ay Sigurado." In order to effectively promote public health, we must first ensure that our fellow public servants are on the right track," he added.

During the last quarter of 2017, the city government also distributed health cards to the 537 permanent and co-terminus employees in the LGU.

Barangay Dolores Wins Giant Lantern Competition [ Thursday | 28th day of December, 2017 | 3 months ago ]

For four consecutive years (2014-2017), Barangay Dolores emerged as champion of the Giant Lantern Festival (GLF) in the City of San Fernando.

This year's competition was held Saturday at the Robinsons Starmills. The awarding was led by the city officials headed by Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago and the GLF 2017 Executive Committee headed by Gil Cortez.

The winning barangay's award was received by Captain Vilma Caluag together with lantern maker Teddy Aguilar and his team. Their intricately-designed lantern was filled with a total of 9,800 bulbs that depicted love, freedom and hope.

Barangay San Jose, headed by Captain Loreto Tumang and lantern maker Florante Parilla, emerged as 1st runner up. While, Barangay Del Pilar headed by Captain Jerry Canlas and lantern maker Rolando Quimbao, made it on the top list as second runner up.

In an interview, Mayor "EdSa" said the brightest festival in the city—dubbed as the Home of the Giant Lanterns, draw around 100,000 local and foreign tourists.

"Being the Christmas Capital, we cannot be adequate in bringing the holiday cheers in our place. Together with the colorful lanterns that we are priding ourselves, the event marked the festive Christmas celebration in our city. Thank you to everyone who shared their precious time with us," he added.

During the program, the winners for the different Christmas Décor competitions held this month were also awarded.

The villages that were best decorated were Richtown 2, Saguin which was hailed as champion followed by Mawing Village, Baliti as the 1st runner up and Safer Village, Dolores as the 2nd runner up.

For the Inter-Commercial category, the winners were CGS Solid Aircon & Refrigeration, Lazatin Blvd. (4ft category), Pacla Bldg., McArthur Highway, Dolores (6ft category) and Patient Care, McArthur Highway, Dolores (8ft category).

Government offices in Diosdado Macapagal Government Center also competed in Lantern Parade. The Philippine Postal Corporation won 1st place, followed by Department of Education and Department of Environmental & Natural Resources as 2nd and 3rd placers, respectively.

Healthy Places In CSF Named [ Sunday | 17th day of December, 2017 | 3 months ago ]

With an aim to provide Fernandinos a livable environment, the Local Government of San Fernando, through its City Health Office, has once again recognized the top healthy places in the city on December 15.

This was divided into seven categories namely healthy resort, healthy hospital, healthy hotel, healthy eating place, healthy workplace, healthy school, and healthy barangay.

Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago said the search for healthy places is annually held to recognize the establishments and businesses that strictly adheres to the guidelines set by the local government as well as encourage other stakeholders to better the quality of services they provide.

Throughout the year, the Technical Working Group Committee conducts a strict validation which includes series of inspections and deliberations prior to the final assessment during the last quarter.

"This activity sets the direction towards the realization of a healthy and livable city for our beloved Fernandinos and other local tourists who continue to patronize the businesses here. In return, we want to ensure that the consumers are safe and satisfied with the services offered by our investors," Mayor EdSa added.

Meanwhile, this year's grand winners were Villa Alfredo's Resort as the Healthiest Resort, Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital as the Healthiest Hospital and Hotel Victoria de San Fernando as the Healthiest Hotel.

For the Healthy eating place, the grand winners were Susie's Cuisine (Dolores Branch) for small category; FNC Nathaniels for medium category; and The Red Rickshaw for the large category.

2017's Healthy workplace grand winners were Emy's Sweets and Pastries for small category; Mister Donut (Northpoint Inc.) was hailed Hall of Famer for medium category and Pepsi Cola Products Philippines, Inc. for large category.

Lara Integrated School was hailed as grand winner for the Healthy School- small category. While Nuestra Senora Del Pilar Integrated School won for medium category and Pampanga High School for large category.

The winners for Healthy Barangay were Barangay Juliana for small category, Barangay Baliti was awarded as Hall of Famer for medium category and Barangay Telabastagan for large category.

For her part, City Health Officer Dr. Eloisa Aquino congratulated all the winners and advised them to value their recognitions for these also serve as promotions to their respective businesses.

Fernandinos Promote Urban Agriculture [ Wednesday | 13th day of December, 2017 | 3 months ago ]

Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago on Monday led the awarding of winners for the Urban Agriculture Edible Landscaping and Container Farming competitions organized by the City Agriculture and Veterinary Office (CAVO).

In July, CAVO launched Edible Landscaping contest opened to all public schools; and container farming contest which was divided into individual and cluster barangay categories.

In an interview, the city mayor furthered "all participants, including the youth, underwent an orientation on sustainable farming techniques and practices. They were also provided with free gardening tools and "Pinakbet" vegetable seeds by the CAVO."

Each contestant was given four months to grow their own edible garden prior to the evaluation period held in November.

"It's a good thing that more Fernandinos are now engaged in farming because aside from increasing food security, this will also promote the development of marketable trades and crafts produced by our local farmers," Mayor EdSa said.

For the school category, the winners were Malino Integrated School (1st Prize); Panipuan Elementary School (2nd Prize); and Magliman Integrated School (3rd Prize).

The 1st prize winner for the Individual or Household Category was Jem Ivan Sunga of Brgy. Bulaon. While Ma. Teresa Torres and Erminda Castro, both residents of Brgy. Magliman, bagged the 2nd and 3rd prize, respectively.

For the cluster barangays category, the winners were Brgy. Bulaon headed by Capt. Arnel Magat (1st prize), Brgy. Magliman headed by Capt. Franklin Lising (2nd prize) and Brgy. San Agustin headed by Capt. Amado Santos (3rd prize).

Also present during the awarding were Councilors BJ Lagman and Nelson Lingat, City Administrator Engr. Fernando Limbitco and City Agriculturist Cristina Sangumay.

Fernandino Students Compete In Inter School Lantern Competition [ Saturday | 9th day of December, 2017 | 3 months ago ]

A total of 33 public and private schools in the City of San Fernando participated in this year's Inter School Lantern Parade Competition held December 7 in line with the annual Giant Lantern Festival.

The competition was divided into three categories namely Elementary, High School and College.

All participating schools paraded their colorful lanterns, made of indigenous and recyclable materials, from High School Boulevard going to the convergence point in front of the City Hall.

In an interview, Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago said that aside from preserving the city's cultural tradition, the activity is also an effective way to promote lantern making among the Fernandino youth.

"As part of keeping the light industry alive, we also want to showcase and discover the innovative ideas of the students in creating their own lanterns. The local government strives to develop the skills of today's youth because they are the one who will continue the renowned reputation for quality craftsmanship," Mayor EdSa added.

Meanwhile, the winners for the elementary category were Pandaras Integrated School (Champion), Nuestra Senora Del Pilar Integrated School (1st runner up) and San Juan South Elementary School (2nd runner up).

For the High School category, Pampanga High School was hailed as champion followed by Sindalan High School and Northville High School which landed 1st and 2nd runners up, respectively.

Calulut Integrated School (Champion), City College of San Fernando (1st runner up) and St. Nicolas College of Business and Technology (2nd runner up) emerged as victors for the college category.

Also present during the competition were City Tourism Officer Ching Pangilinan, GLF 2017 Chairperson Gil Cortez and Inter School Lantern Parade Competition Chairperson Boy Pacla.

CSF Holds 1st "Go Negosyo" Conference For Students [ Friday | 8th day of December, 2017 | 3 months ago ]

More than 500 Senior High School students from seven public schools in the City of San Fernando attended the first "Go Negosyo" conference held December 6 at the Laus Group Event Centre.

This was initiated by the Local Government of San Fernando, in partnership with the City Schools Division, to prepare the students for the real world if they decide to look for jobs instead of pursuing tertiary education.

"In few months we will be producing the first graduates of the k-12 program and we cannot assure that all of them will go to college. That's why we are introducing to them the concept of entrepreneurship and the attributes of a successful employee or employer so they can choose what career to land after finishing high school," said Senior High School focal person Dr. Lawrence Agapito in an interview.

Highlight of the program was the sharing of success stories with humble beginnings of some notable personalities and businessmen from Bank of Florida, Fresh Options and Hausland Development Corporation.

There was also a table discussion focused on topics such as bread and pastry, IT or software development, welding and fabrication technology, refrigeration and air-conditioning, tourism, automotive and wellness.

In his speech, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Ronnie Mallari told the students that they are already employable because the program has provided them specific skills and learnings that match the needs of the labor market.

"You won't be underestimated once you seek for employment because you are qualified based on the curriculum framework offered by the Department of Education," he added.

For his part, Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago said that San Fernando, known for being a consistent business friendly and competitive city, offers numerous job and entrepreneurial opportunities.

"With our new vision to be a Model City of countryside development, as we continue to expand economic activities and attract new businesses that will create more jobs for our beloved Fernandinos, we also prioritize human capital development wherein, we prepare the younger generations to be equipped with the right skills and knowledge so that they will be competent for their future," the city mayor added.

Also present during the conference were Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin and Councilor Harvey Quiwa.

CSF Commemorates Centenary Of National Artist Cesar Legaspi [ Thursday | 7th day of December, 2017 | 3 months ago ]

In commemoration of Cesar Legaspi's centennial birth anniversary, the City Government of San Fernando through its City Tourism Office hosted an exhibit at the San Fernando Train Station.

The formal opening of the exhibit held December 4 was led by Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago and City Tourism Officer Ching Pangilinan.

Dubbed "Miligtas," the exhibit features Legaspi's acclaimed art works such as "The Survivor"—an image of a kneeling figure with head turned up to a fiery orange sky that shows bravery and courage.

During the program, Dennis Legaspi, son of Cesar Legaspi, expressed his gratitude to the City Government of San Fernando for acknowledging his late father's contribution to the arts industry.

"Isang malaking pribilehiyo sa amin na maipalabas ang mga obra maestra ng aking ama dito sa Syudad, sa ganitong paraan ay naipapakita namin sa lahat kung ano ang mga saloobin at pananaw ng aking ama para sa ating bayan," Legaspi said.

For his part, Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago said artistic masterpieces like Legaspi's deserve recognition especially by the youth for these also show love and affection for the country.

"Bahagi ng ating buhay ang nakaraan at para pagdikitan ang kasalukuyan, kailangan huwag kalimutan ang nakaraan. Hindi tayo uusog sa panibagong yugto ng ating buhay kung hindi natin alam ang mga sinaunang pangyayari. Hangga't maaari, ating alalahanin ang mga naging kontribusyon ni Cesar Legaspi sa pagbibigay niya ng lakas at inspirasyon sa ating bayan," Santiago said.

The said exhibit will be up until February 4, 2018.

50,000 Tourists Expected To Flock To Giant Lantern Festival 2017 [ Wednesday | 6th day of December, 2017 | 3 months ago ]

More than 50, 000 local and international tourists are expected to flock to the Giant Lantern Festival 2017 on December 16 at the Robinsons Starmills in the City of San Fernando—the country's Christmas capital.

This was announced by Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago during a press conference on Monday which was also attended by Chair for Committee on Tourism, Heritage and Cultural Development Councilor Harvey Quiwa, GLF Foundation Incorporated headed by President Bong Mah and this year's Executive Committee chaired by Gil Cortez.

Santiago stressed that they will enforce tighter security measures to ensure peace and order and public safety during the entire event.

"Magkakaroon po tayo ng incident command system sa mismong venue para mamonitor ng maiigi ang sitwasyon lalo na mas maraming turista ang inaasahan natin ngayong taon," he added.

For this year, ten barangays will compete for the prestigious title and attest that the city is truly the home of the Giant Lanterns. These are Sta. Lucia, Telebastagan, Sindalan, San Juan, Dolores, San Nicolas, Calulut, San Jose, Del Pilar and first timer Del Rosario.

The city mayor furthered that aside from the annual festival, the local government is also developing strategies to promote the lanterns and the craft of light industry not only during Christmas season but also all year round.

For his part, Cortez said he is grateful to be part of the most awaited and cherished event that unites Fernandinos and introduces the city's culture to the world.

"I would like to thank the LGU for giving me the opportunity to lead something that lives up the community. I am also inviting everyone to support this year's GLF and all other related activities," he added.

The committee also reiterated that the admission for the Giant Lantern Festival is free.

CSF Recognizes Eco-friendly Schools And Environmental Establishments [ Wednesday | 6th day of December, 2017 | 3 months ago ]

In line with the celebration of National Environmental Awareness and Clean Air Month, the City Government of San Fernando through its City Environment and Natural Resources Office conducted a Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools and Environment- Friendly Establishments on November 24 at the Heroes Hall.

Dubbed "PagkalingasaKalikasan at Kapaligiran, Kaligtasan ng Buhay ay Makakamtan," the said contest aims to recognize schools and establishments who has best practices in various environmental programs.

CENR Officer Engr. Anele David said the activity also seeks to encourage all academic institutions and establishments to actively participate on environmental issues and campaigns of the city.

"Kahitsaganitongpamamaraan man lang ay mahikayatnatinangmgaFernandinosnamakiisa at makialampatungkolsakalikasan ng saganoon ay makapagbigay din sila ng kontribusyonupangmapanatilingmaayos at masiglaangatingkapaligiran," David said.
In an interview, Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago stressed the importance of environmental awareness. He believes that even in our own simple ways, we can show love and care on our nature to achieve a healthy environment.

"Napakainam na ang mga paaralan at establisimyento ditto sa Syudad San Fernando ay nakikiisa sa mga layunin ng ating syudad patungkol sa pagpapanatili sa kaayusan ng ating kapaligiran, nasiyangdaan din sa pagkakaroon ng maayos at maunlad na syudad," Santiago said.

The winners for the Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools were Nuestra Senora Del Pilar Integrated School (Elemntary category) followed by Pampanga High School (High School category) and St. Scholastica's Academy (Private School category).

Special awards were also given to City of San Fernando West Integrated School for having the best practices in Strict Canteen Policy. YES-O Adviser Mr. Walbert Rizado of Malino Integrated School received Faculty Support Award. Bulaon Elementary School and San Juan South Elementary School received the Best practice in Gulayan saPaaralan.

Best Practice for Eco Bricks (Residual Waste Diversion) was given to Dela Paz Sur Elementary School. Under the student support, meanwhile Del Rosario Elementary School was hailed as the Best Practice in Student Volunteers (Feeding Program). The Active Participation in City Government Programs Award were given to Del Carmen Integrated School and San Vicente Quebiawan Integrated School.

For the Search for Environment- Friendly Establishments, the champions for different categories were University of the Assumption (School Category),Mother Teresa of Calcutta Medical Center (Hospital Category), Pampanga Greenbuck Corp. Bliss Hotel (Hotel Category) and Willimson, Inc. WalterMart (Mall Category).

While Jollibee Foods Corp.-Dolores Intersectionand WC & L GROUP Inc. (Mang Inasal) were awarded as the Model Food Establishment. For the Food Manufacturing Category- Small Scale, MOR Enterprise was hailed as champion. Pepsi Cola Products Philippines, Inc. and San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corp San Fernando Beverage Packaging Plant were awarded as the Model Food Manufacturing Establishment- Large Scale.

For the Non- Food Manufacturing Category, Petron Gasul San Fernando Depot was awarded as champion. Best Commercial Establishment was given to Toyota San Fernando, Pampanga Inc.
Special citations were also given to St. Scholastica's Academy and Robinsons Land Corporation (Robinsons Starmills) as the Best Practice on Energy Conservation. Best Practice on Green Building was given to Best Western Bendix Hotel. Jollibee Foods Corp-Dolores Intersection and WC & L Food Enterprise (Mang Inasal) were hailed as the Most Improved Business on Solid Waste Management.

CSF Promotes Adolescent Health Through Film Fest [ Saturday | 2nd day of December, 2017 | 3 months ago ]

High school students from four public schools in the City of San Fernando competed in the first Adolescent Health and Development (AHD) Film Festival with the theme "Post Millennial Filipinos: Renewed Hopes vs Risk: Catering the issues and concerns of the youth today."

This was organized by the City Government of San Fernando, through its City Health Office, in partnership with the Commission on Population and Department of Health in an aim to promote awareness on the present and perennial population concerns among the youth.

The entries "Pitong Mukha" by San Isidro Integrated School, "Pinid" by Nuestra Senora Del Pilar Integrated School, "Late" by Magliman Integrated School and "May Gatas pa sa Labi" by Sindalan High School were opened for public viewing during the awarding ceremony held November 29 at the Amphitheater in Heroes Hall.

In an interview, Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago said that aside from culminating the skills and talents of the students, the activity also helps them become aware of the government's programs towards the improvement and promotion of the total well-being of young Filipinos.

"Malaki kasi ang impact ng media sa mga kabataan ngayon kaya ang mga pelikulang ito ang magsisilbing tulay upang maipaabot sa kanila ang kampanya upang sila'y maging responsible sa kanilang mga kilos habang nagbibinata o nagdadalaga," he added.

For his part, Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin said the youth are instruments of change in their respective communities stressing: "Ang kabataan ay dapat pag-asa ng bayan ngayon, hindi bukas kundi ngayon na."

Meanwhile, the overall champion for Best Film was "Pitong Mukha" of San Isidro Integrated School. The runners up were as follows "May Gatas Pa sa Labi" of Sindalan High School (1st place); "Late" of Magliman Integrated School (2nd place); and "Pinid" of Nuestra Senora Del Pilar Integrated School (3rd place).

Major awards were also given to Henry Yumul of San Isidro Integrated School as Best Actor; Cristine Mae Pagcu of Magliman Integrated School as Best Actress; Patrick Santos of San Isidro Integrated School as Best Supporting Actor, Joan David of Magliman Integrated School as Best Supporting Actress.

Best Director is Jhanyn Buizon, Best Poster: is "Late," Best Trailer is "Pinid," Best Musical Scoring is "May Gatas pa sa Labi," Best Cinematography is "Pitong Mukha," Best Short Film is "May Gatas pa sa Labi," Best Editing is "Pitong Mukha," San Isidro Integrated School and Best Production Design is "May Gatas pa sa Labi."

For Special Citation in Original Song Composition, Pagbabago by Vincent Kyle Quintos from Magliman Integrated School and May Gatas pa sa Labi by Rancel Jay Tajeada from Sindalan High School got the title.

Lorelie Alarcon from Magliman Integrated School, Mars Cabrera from Sindalan High School and Eibert Sarmiento from San Isidro Integrated School won the Best Citation Outstanding Performance by an Actress/Actor award.

Mayor EdSa Presents State Of The Children's Report [ Thursday | 30th day of November, 2017 | 4 months ago ]

"We should take into consideration our children not as the least priority but the most important of all," stressed Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago in his fourth State of the Children's Report presented during the Children's Congress held Tuesday at the Mini Convention Center, Heroes Hall.

The city mayor highlighted the local government's accomplishments and initiatives towards the promotion of children's right to survival, right to development, right to protection, and the right to participation.

"Sinisiguro po natin na may mga serbisyo at mga pasilidad na magagamit ang mga bata, kaya't patuloy nating dinedevelop ang ating mga imprastraktura, ginagawang ligtas ang ating mga daan at komunidad, at sinisiguro natin na maayos at mahusay ang mga serbisyong inilalaan natin para sa kanilang developmental needs," he added.

The Local Development Plan and Investment Plan for Children was also presented. This embodies the identified issues involving children and the youth and the programs to better safeguard them.

Mayor EdSa furthered "Ang ating Local Council o LCPC ay patuloy din naman na naka - antabay sa bawat programang ating inilalaan. Hinihikayat din natin na maging mas aktibo ang ating mga Barangay Council for the Protection of Children o BCPC dahil naniniwala tayo na kailangan ng mas maigting na pagsubaybay sa ating mga kabataan sa ating grass root level."

During the program, the Outstanding BCPC and Most Child Friendly Barangays were also named. Barangay Juliana headed by Captain Benito "Jun" Ong, Jr. outshined 34 other villages after bagging 1st place for both awards.

The runners up for the Outstanding BCPC award were Brgy. Sta. Lucia (2nd place) and Brgy. Del Rosario (3rd place). Other awardees as Most Child Friendly Barangays were Del Rosario (2nd place) and Sindalan (3rd place).

Also highlight of the program is the first ever search for Child and Youth Ambassador. For the selection of winners, the 12 finalists had to deliver a short speech in front of the crowd and were also tested through question and answer portion.

"Siyam yung finalists para sa Child Ambassador tapos tatlo naman para sa Youth category. Ang pagpili sa mga finalists ay naganap nung leadership camp noong November 27 kung saan ang lahat ng mga Supreme Student Government ay nagkita-kita at sila mismo ang nag nominate ng mga gusto nilang maging ambassadors," said Assistant City Social Welfare and Development Officer Aileen Villanueva in an interview.

Mary Mikaella Louise David of San Fernando Elementary School was named as 2017's Child Ambassadress while Emerson Mananquil of Pampanga High School was hailed as the Youth Ambassador.

"Sila yung mukha na pag-aalayan ng vision ng San Fernando at sila yung magiging tinig ng mga kapwa nila batang Fernandino. Sa kanila rin manggagaling ang ibang programa na kailangan ng mga kabataan ngayon," Villanueva added.

The Children's Congress culminates this year's celebration of Children's Month in the city.

400 Fernandino Children Join Camp Bulilit [ Wednesday | 29th day of November, 2017 | 4 months ago ]

Some 400 students from all Day Care Centers and Child Development Centers in the 35 barangays of the City of San Fernando participated in this year's Camp Bulilit held at the Sindalan Sports Complex.

Some 400 students from all Day Care Centers and Child Development Centers in the 35 barangays of the City of San Fernando participated in this year's Camp Bulilit held at the Sindalan Sports Complex.

Assistant City Social Welfare and Development Officer Aileen Villanueva said the activity, now on its 3rd year, is held in line with Children's Month celebration anchored on the theme "Bata'y Arugain, Karapatan Pangalagaan at Pagyamanin tungo sa kinabukasang maningning."

"Masaya po kami na muling maihandog ang programang ito sa inyo na naglalayong maitaguyod ang mga karapatan ng mga bata. Sa pamamagitan ng mga aktibidad na aming inihanda ay hindi lamang basta matututo ang mga bata kundi magkakaroon din sila ng pagkakataon na maka-bonding ang kanilang mga magulang," she added.

For his part, Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago said the Camp Bulilit offers play, fun-filled and educational activities that are essential in developing every child's skills and potential.

The activities include the discussion of the rights of a child, fire safety seminar and junior kiddie fire marshal, hands-on training on container farming, parent and child showcase of talents and various fun games.

Selected Day Care workers also designed four camp stations where pretend play activities, storytelling, quiet games and outdoor games were simultaneously conducted.

"Napakahalaga po na sa murang edad pa lamang ay natutukan na natin ng maigi ang mga bata at nagagabayan sila sa kanilang paglaki upang sila'y maging matagumpay sa buhay.

Naniniwala po ang lokal na pamahalaan na may kakayahan ang bagong henerasyon na mas lalong mapaunlad ang syudad sa mga darating na panahon," the city mayor added.

Meanwhile, also highlight of the program is the awarding of outstanding Child Development Workers for the months of June to September.

The awardees were Rizalda Quimbao of San Jose 2 Day Care Center, Lichelle Razon of Northville 2 Child Development Center, Annallee Nucup of Lara Day Care Center and Jaclyn Bunao of Sto. Nino of Child Development Center.

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