Manny Pacquiao to induct Bacolod mayor
Bacolod City (28 June) -- Congressman-elect and People's champ Manny Pacquiao will administer the oath-taking of Bacolod Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia during the inauguration of Bacolod City officials on July 3, 2010 at New Government Center (NGC).
Pacquiao is the only active boxer who became a congressman and holds the distinction of winning seven titles in seven different weight divisions while Mayor Leonardia, is the only Bacolod mayor who was elected for four times and the youngest mayor elected by Bacoleņos in 1995.
Mayor Leonardia is elated that Pacquiao, who is an "Adoption Son" of the city, decided to take time out from his busy schedule to swear the mayor into office. On his trip to Bacolod City, Pacquiao will be accompanied by his wife Jinkee.
The inaugural ceremony will be held in the afternoon of July 3 at the New Government Center grounds with Senator-elect Franklin Drilon as guest speaker.
Prior to the ceremony, there will be a three-day pre-inaugural activities that will be spearheaded by the city employees themselves. (PIO/PIA/cad) [top]