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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fiesta Executive Council 2015 tenders fellowship night

By Gideon C. Corgue 

PAGADIAN CITY – A dinner and fellowship night was tendered by the Fiesta Executive Council 2015 on Saturday evening at St. Columban College Gymnasium following the success of the weeklong celebration of the feast of Sr. Sto. Nin, January 9-18. 

Fiesta Executive Council 2015 chair Rev. Father Rico Sayson expressed his deep gratitude to the various stakeholders especially the sponsoring groups for actively supporting the nine-day Novena Masses held at Sto. Nino Cathedral here.

Sayson lauded the stakeholders who contributed immensely to the success of the fiesta celebration.

He said the role of the stakeholders was very vital in making the events successful and peaceful. “I thanked them for their willingness and diligence to serve the fiesta executive council and participate the religious activities in honor of our patron saint Sr. Sto. Nino.”

Pasalamat Festival steering committee chairman Councilor Cesar Dacal Jr. in his message said the active involvement and participation of stakeholders in the weeklong religious activities had inspired the poor people to participate in all of the events that were anchored on the theme, “Ang Batang Hesus, Nagpakatawong Kabus, aron Matubos ang mga Kabus” (The Child Jesus was born poor in order to redeem the poor).

On the other hand, Councilor Ernesto Mondarte, chairman of security and marshals committee, thanked the law enforcement agencies particularly the Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Office for sending 53 policemen to augment the security force during the fiesta celebration, the 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division for sending two military choppers, the Philippine Navy for sending three patrol gun boats, and Philippine Coast Guard and Maritime Police for providing security and safety during the fluvial procession.

Meanwhile, Schools Division Superintendent Arturo Bayocot of the Zamboanga del Sur Schools division was impressed with the good working relationships demonstrated by the stakeholders.

“It’s good to see the harmonious working relationships of the different government agencies, business and civic organizations. The common denominator of this is that all are believers of Christ and that motivation brings us all here,” Bayocot said.

Plaques of appreciation were awarded to the sponsoring groups in recognition of their valuable contributions fto the success of the Pasalamat Festival 2015.

The awardees were the business community, city government offices, civic and professional organizations, Department of Education, institutional services group, law enforcement agencies, national government offices , provincial offices and vicariate of Baganian Peninsula and Salug Valley, etc.