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.