Parade of Colors carrying the banner of the City Government of Dipolog.

By: Liermie C. Eguia

Dipolog City celebrates its 92nd Adlaw sa Dipolog last July 1, 2005, Friday, with its theme “Dipolog City: Responding to the Challenges and Changes of the Times”. The city government of Dipolog headed by the City Mayor Roberto Y. Uy together with the City Tourism Office and City Information Office prepared activities, program and beauty pageant that made the 92nd Founding Anniversary of Dipolog City as a town a very memorable day for the visitors and to the dipolognons as well.

Before the main event started, there was a grand parade along the main streets of the city joined by the different government agencies, local government units, schools and different civic groups and organizations in the city. The lovely eleven candidates of this year’s Mutya sa Dipolog with Ms. Cheryl Laranjo also graced the said event who joined the parade with their revealing Belly Dancing costumes.

The anniversary program followed at the Plaza Magsaysay wherein Fr. Greg Canonigo led the invocation and Ms. Niñaflor Buljatin, a Political Science student of Andres Bonifacio College rendered the Philippine National Anthem. Then, Mayor Roberto Y. Uy gave a welcome remark. In his message he stated that, “Dipolog City becomes better and better through the years”.

Mr. Elpidio M. Sagario, CLGOO DILG Dipolog City, introduced the guest speaker for the said event, Director Quirino M. Libunao, CESO III and Regional Director DILG IX Zamboanga City. In his message, he congratulate the people of Dipolog for reaching this far, comparing the ability of the dipolognons as a rocket ship, full of determination to move forward. He also said, “Dipolog City is a vibrant, progressive, peaceful and a city full of beautiful ladies”, he further added that to be more progressive there must be solidarity and teamwork of the people and city officials appointed or elected.

Along with the program was the distribution of certificates for all those who participated the Agro Industrial and Food fair. Hon. Oldarico M. Mejorada II formally closed the program with his inspiring closing remarks.

The mighty force of the Provincial Philippine National Police & Arm Forces of the Philippines

Mayor Roberto Uy together with Gov. Rolando Yebes, Vice Mayor Senen Angeles leading the parade in celebration of the 92nd Charter Day Anniversary or better known as Adlaw sa Dipolog held July 1, 2005. Also in the scene are City Councilors Nenita Lacaya, Alton Ratificar, Peter Co, Raul Barbaso, Romulo Soliva as well as Provincial Tourism Officer Atty. Ivan Patrick Ang.

The Provincial Government of Zamboanga del Norte

Regional Trial Court
Office of the Clerk of Court
Dipolog City Branch

Department of Justice
Parole and Probation Administration
Dipolog City Parole and Probation Office

Public Attorney’s Office
Dipolog District Office

City Auditor’s Office
Dipolog Office
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