Saturday, May 22, 2010

DILG XIII Awarded as the Best Float for 2 Consecutive Year

DILG XIII Float composed of the DILG, PNP & Bureau of Fire Protection

ML Huiller float, Most Colorful & Attractive float

Dept Agriculture float, Most Thematic Float

The DILG XIII float entry once again stood out and bagged the first prize award in the Butuan City Fiesta’s Grand Float Parade contest when it bested 10 other entries from the national government agencies, private organizations and the academe on May 19, 2010.

This is the second win of the agency since it joined the contest that started in year 2008 as part of the city's fiesta honoring its patron saint Saint Joseph.

This year’s theme was “Balangay, the Symbol/Image for Development” showing the pride of Butuan that made history which is the balangay boat, epitomizing trading of ancient Butuan with neighboring communities.
This year's DILG XIII entry has a Dove which symbolizes primitive desire for peace and the Transformation Torch of the Philippine National Police as a manifestation of the serious intent of the PNP to develop leaders at all levels and is the beacon that carries the light symbolizing the transformation program being undertaken by the PNP to turn itself into a more capable, effective and credible police service.

This float was designed and artistically built by PO3 Rico Mata, who also designed last year’s float which also won first prize.

Mutya Hong Butuan 2010 Winners

Ms Tourism Kristine Kay Montilla Rosales, Mutya Hong Butuan Soundy Manuel & 1st Runner Up Rose Murphy
(photos by digital teens)

Mutya Hong Butuan 2010 Ms. Soundy Manuel
(photo by Nia Buyan)

The annual search for the Mutya Hong Butuan is a project of the City Tourism Council and the City Tourism Office of the city government of Butuan.

The pageant is one of the highlight of the month long celebration of the Balangay Festival in line with the city's feast of St. Joseph which falls on May 19.

Nine candidates vied for the crown for this year's Mutya Hong Butuan in a ceremony held on May 17, 2010 at Father Saturnino University Gym.

Soundy Manuel sponsored by the United Architects of the Philippines was crowned Mutya Hong Butuan 2010.

Proclaimed 5 prettiest were: Hidie Amor Ignilan of Butuan Banker’s Club and adjudged Mutya Hong Butuan – Tourism, Kristine Rosales, 1st Runner-up (Liga ng mga Punong Barangay), Rose Murphy, 2nd Runner-up (Butuan Chambers) and Rhina Mae Carombana, 3rd Runner-up (Integrated Bar of the Philippines).

Friday, May 7, 2010

Groundbreaking of 4-Storey SP Building

2010 was a busy day for Mayor Democrito D. Plaza II, as he leads the groundbreaking ceremony of 12 mega projects.

One of these is the construction of a new 4-Storey Sangguniang Panglunsod Building and Session Hall.

The project started its construction works at the City Hall Compound with a budget of more than 177 million pesos.

The first 2-floors will be occupied by the Sangguniang Panlunsod members and each of them will have an individual room with toilet facility.

The 3rd and 4th floors will be available to other offices of the city especially those that are not accommodated at the new city hall building.

An exclusive parking area will also be provided to the SP members.