The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod unanimously passed on third and final reading an ordinance titled,Commemoration Dayof the Charter of the City of Bacolod Ordinance, Wednesday.
Councilor Caesar Distrito, chairman of the SP Committee on Laws, Ordinances and Good Government, authored the ordinance that will commemorate the signing of the Charter of the City that took place on June 18, 1938.
Distrito said “The ordinance will give value to the fact that the charter creating the city of Bacolod was indeed approved on June 18, 1938.”
Transferring the celebration of the birth of Bacolod City on June 18, away from the Masskara Festival, will give more concentration and focus to the Charter Day celebration, he said.
This is also a way of recognizing those who deserve to be honored for taking the necessary steps in turningBacolodinto a city, he said.
The co-authors of the ordinance are Councilors Homer Bais, El Cid Familiaran, Roberto Rojas, Em Legaspi-Ang, Al Victor Espino, Carl Lopez and Mona Dia Jardin.*CGS