Over 1,000 Cebu gov't workers to gather at MSS for June 12 celebration
Cebu City (June 11) -- Over 1,000 government employees from different regional line agencies in Cebu will gather tomorrow at the Malacaņang sa Sugbo (MSS) for the wreath-laying and flag raising ceremony in celebration of the country's 111th Philippine Independence Day.
Local government units in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Lapulapu and Talisay as well as the Provincial Government will have their respective wreath laying and flag raising ceremony at 8:00 a.m., which is simultaneous to that of other areas across the country.
In Central Visayas, Cebu and Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental will be the main points for the annual independence rites where the latter will have Finance Sec. Margarito Teves as the guest of honor during the observance.
Visayas Ombudsman Pelagio Apostol and Presidential Assistant for Central Visayas Felix Guanzon will deliver the independence messages for Cebu at the MSS while Sec. Teves is expected to fly to Cebu from Dumaguete City late morning for the commemorative program at the SM City Cebu where the awarding of scholarship grants and training vouchers will be done.
All local government units across Central Visayas are mandated to hold their respective wreath-laying and flag raising ceremony.
From the MSS, national government agencies will hold a caravan going to SM City Cebu where s series of government-initiated activities in different venues are geared towards generating employment and livelihood skills demo among others.
At the SM old V-hire terminal area, the opening of the livelihood fair spearheaded by the Dept. of Agriculture (DA-7) will be done while at the Atrium Area, the Dept. of Trade and Industry (DTI-7) will launch their Bayong Program and the livelihood fair of the Dept. of Agrarian Reform (DAR-7).
At the same time, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) will open the job fair for government vacancies under the Comprehensive Livelihood Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP) at the Trade Hall 1.
The Central Command on the other hand will lead the medical and dental services plus free haircut at the old terminal while skills demonstration, housing fair, legal assistance and a one-stop-shop where government agencies such as Dept. of Foreign Affairs, National Statistics Office, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Phil. Overseas Employment Administration among others will offer their services at the Conference Center AB.
At 10:00 a.m., the commemorative program is scheduled at the Entertainment Plaza for the awarding of scholarship grants, training vouchers and livelihood assistance.
The Dept. of Tourism leads the entertainment which is scheduled at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow for the 'Festival of Festivals' where the day will ultimately culminate with the fireworks display at the parking lot.
On June 13, the local jobs fair where more than 1,000 job vacancies from different companies in Cebu will be offered. About 50 firms in Cebu are participating in the local jobs fair at the SM Trade Hall 1.
Services rendered in the one-stop-shop continues as well as the trade, 'bayong' and the livelihood fairs on the second and third day of the three-day mega job and livelihood fairs in celebration of Philippine Independence.
Overseas jobs fair will be held on the third day or on June 14 at the Trade Hall 1 where over 20T job orders are available from 35 participating placement agencies.
A night of culture tops the entertainment for the second day while on the last day, a night of chorale or dancesport will entertain spectators at the entertainment plaza. (PIA-Cebu/FCR) [top]