PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has declared June 24 as a special non-working day in Manila to mark its 452nd founding anniversary.
It is fitting and proper that the people of the City of Manila be given full opportunity to participate in the occasion and enjoy the celebration, the proclamation read.
Citywide Clean-Up Drive
The city government, in observance of Manila Day or “Araw ng Maynila,” invited everyone to join the Citywide Clean-Up Drive last June 15.
Everyone was encouraged to clean alongside their community for a more peaceful and healthy environment for the future.
The Manila Film Festival 2023
A total of 19 awards were given during the awards night of The Manila Film Festival at the Metropolitan Theater last June 19.
Citywide Tree Planting
For sustainable and magnificent Manila, the City Government of Manila had a simultaneous tree planting activity last June 16 in the following areas: Arroceros Forest Park; Roxas Blvd. Service Rd. in front of Plaza Rajah Sulayman; San Nicolas Triangle in front of San Miguel Yamamura; Abad Santos Ave Center Island (Hermosa St. — Solis St.); Lacson Ave. Center Island (SM San Lazaro — Dimasalang Rd.); Lacson Ave. Center Island (Dimasalang Rd. — Fajardo St.); Plaza Dilao, Quirino Ave. cor. Canonigo St., Paco; and R. Magsaysay Center Island (Santol St. — V. Mapa St. — SM Sta. Mesa).
Manila June Bride 2023
A total of 160 couples had their first kiss as husbands and wives during the sponsored civil and church weddings last June 17.
Couples of different ages finally had the chance to legally seal the deal through the help of the City Government of Manila, headed by Manila Mayor Maria Sheilah “Honey” Lacuna-Pangan.
In the church wedding held at San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Lacuna-Pangan and Vice Mayor John Marvin “Yul Servo” Nieto were the principal sponsors of 60 couples from different parts of Manila.
A total of 100 couples tied the knot in the civil wedding held at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.
All couples were provided with all necessary items needed during the wedding, such as rings, veil, marriage contracts and its registration, as well as the venue of the wedding and reception.
Wreath laying ceremony for Rizal
Lacuna-Pangan led the wreath laying ceremony in honor of the 162nd birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal. The Mayor was joined by Philippine Navy Capt. Anthony Sibayan and Miss Manila candidates.
Representatives from National Parks Development Committee, National Historical Commission of the Philippines, The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Mason of the Philippines, Order of the Knights of Rizal, and Chairmen from surrounding barangays also offered flowers to the national hero.
Rampa Manila 2023
Filipino culture meets passion for fashion.
Rampa Manila featured the works of Michael Leyva, Jo Rubio, Marlon Tuazon, Puey Quiñones, and Albert Andrada. This was the first fashion event of the City of Manila.
City service loyalty awardees
The City of Manila awarded employees who have provided their services in the city government in this year’s City Service Loyalty Awards last June 21.
The awards ceremony recognized employees who have stayed with the city government for 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years.
The 576 government workers are comprised of 176 employees with 25 years of service, 247 staff for 30 years, 123 personnel for 35 years, 17 for 40 years, 12 employees with above 40 years and for compulsory retirement, and one employee with a total of 45 years of experience in the City Government of Manila.
The local government employees of Manila were awarded with a certificate and cash gift for their dedication in their service to the public.
About 40 were honored for their contribution to the development of their community in their respective fields at the Gawad Manileño 2023 last June 22.
Lacuna-Pangan and Nieto led in giving trophies to companies and people who have contributed to the growth of the city.
Some of the recipients of the award were the actor who has already received several awards from abroad Joaquin Andre Domagoso; veteran broadcaster Victor De Leon Lima in the field of mass media; and former Mayor Jose Lito Atienza, who received the Gat Andres Bonifacio Award.
The University of Santo Tomas Salinggawi Dance Troupe and singer Daryl Ong also entertained the audience.
Grand coronation night of Miss Manila 2023
A new queen will emerge. Find out who amongst the 20 Woman of Worth candidates will be the first to wear the Pearl of the Orient crown as Miss Manila 2023. The event was held last June at the iconic Metropolitan Theater.
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and Rayver Cruz hosted the said event, which was live-streamed via the Manila Public Information Facebook page. TV airing is on GMA Channel 7 on June 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Miss Manila 2023 was organized by the City of Manila, Department of Tourism, Culture and Arts of Manila, Kreativden Entertainment, co-presented by the Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., San Miguel Corp., and sponsored by SM Prime Holdings, and ARCA Bespoke Jewelry. With special thanks to PICPA Metro Manila Region Western Metro Manila Chapter.
Araw ng Manila
Lacuna-Pangan will lead the wreath laying activities for the 452nd anniversary of the City of Manila celebration at Rajah Sulayman along Roxas Boulevard.
There will also be Civil and Military Parade in Moriones, Tondo, and Grand Copa De Manila, in Malvar, Batangas.
ICTSI thrives in Manila
The Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) is the Philippines’ largest and most advanced international container terminal with operational efficiencies at par with the best terminals in the world.
Located at the heart of the Philippine capital, MICT is one of the three terminals in the Port of Manila – the core of the country’s port system. Situated between the North and the South Harbors, MICT protrudes westward into the Manila Bay at the mouth of the Pasig River, the city’s major waterway.
Former councilor, vice mayor and now the city’s first female mayor, Lacuna-Pangan serves as the Presiding Officer of the 38-member City Council collaborating with former Mayor Francisco Domagoso in terms of enacting enabling local legislation for administration-supported measures.
The commendable leadership partnership of Domagoso and Lacuna-Pangan is highlighted by the enactment of noteworthy 164 ordinances and 358 resolutions from July 1 2019 to March 23, 2021.
These include the following landmark legislation on shelter, gender, anti-discrimination on gender preference, protection of consumers, no contact apprehension, the establishment of Muslim cemetery, declaration or Arroceros Forest Park as a permanent forest park, revival of Escolta as the “queen of streets” in Manila, among others.
Attached to her track record of public service that spans almost three decades are several accomplishments.
As director of Manila Department of Social Welfare from 2013 to 2015, she focused on programs and projects alleviating the plight of the city’s underprivileged and socially vulnerable sector, low-income families, homeless, informal settlers, abandoned children, children in conflict with the law, out-of-school youth, juvenile offenders, elders, people with disabilities, and disaster-stricken families.
With Lacuna-Pangan’s vast experience as physician at the Public Health Center of the Manila Health Department and Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center, Domagoso entrusted her functions pertinent to healthcare services and other medical-related matters ensuring that the health and wellbeing of Manileños are taken care of.
Asian Terminals: A forward-looking company
ASIAN Terminals Inc. (ATI) is a Philippine Stock Exchange-listed port operator, developer and investor and part of the global port network of Dubai-based industry leader DP World, its strategic foreign shareholder.
ATI is ranked among the top 300 corporations in the Philippines, and operates the Manila South Harbor, the modern Port of Batangas and off-dock container yards in Sta. Mesa, Manila and Calamba City, Laguna which serve as major marine transport infrastructure and economic trade gateways for the country.
Combining top quality Filipino management with the international leadership of DP World, the fourth largest terminal operator globally, ATI takes pride in providing comprehensive and reliable terminal and logistics services for cargoes and commodities across markets.
ATI’s terminals handle containerized and non-containerized cargoes, bulk and break-bulk cargoes, roll-on/roll-off shipment and passengers – comprehensive service offerings which come second to none in the Philippine port industry. Its expertise is firmly anchored on its three decades of proven industry track-record and its hard working personnel with local and global experience.
As a forward-looking company, ATI sets its sights into the future by ensuring these vital economic pillars remain responsive to market needs and competitive to customer demands. In line with this and in fulfilment of its commitment with the Philippine Ports Authority, it continuously invests on terminal infrastructure, processes and technologies to further increase its efficiency and productivity, while keeping in step with the robustly expanding economy.
Keeping its eyes peeled, ATI constantly explores new growth opportunities, whether locally or abroad, which would bring better services to customers and deliver greater value to shareholders. It strives to create a healthy balance between efficiency, safety and sustainability in everything it does.
As a responsible port organization, ATI implements comprehensive and world-class occupational health, safety and environment management systems which are international standards certified.