Philippines’ 116th Independence Day Celebration

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Gamboa is Over-all Chair of Bacolod’s 116th Independence Celebration

Mayor Monico Puentevella, in an Executive Order read last May 29, 2014, designated Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. as Over-All Chair of Bacolod City’s celebration of the Philippines’ 116th Independence Day Celebration.

The annual celebration of the Philippine Independence every June 12 is one of the most significant in Philippine History enshrined in Republic Act No. 9492 and Presidential Proclamation No. 295, cited by the Mayor’s Executive Order.

Mayor Puentevella’s Executive Order created the Organizing Committees which will undertake the planning, organizing and implementation of the programs on June 12.

Gamboa is Co-chaired by Executive Assistant Rocky Puentevella in said Independence Day celebration, while Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya heads the Program and Events Committee; Councilors likewise headed various committees assisted by the City’s Department Heads.


116th Philippine Independence Day Celebration Over-All Chair Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr., with Councilor Sonya Verdeflor, former Councilor Catalino Alisbo and EA Butch Ebreo, discuss matters with the organizing committee of said celebration last May 29, 2014.*