NAVAL, Biliran (PIA) -- President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is expected to grace the 75th Charter Day celebration of Ormoc City Thursday, October 20.
The president will be joined by some top government officials and the US Ambassador to the Philippines, Her Excellency Marykay L. Carlson.
Pres. Marcos, who will deliver his Charter Day message, will be introduced by Department of Tourism Secretary Maria Esperanza Christina Garcia Frasco.
One of the highlights of the said event is the unveiling of the commemorative stamps bearing the emblem of the city’s 75th Diamond Jubilee Year.
After the unveiling, the signing of the Official First Day Cover will be held, followed by a five-minute intro of Battle of Ormoc Bay Commemoration which will be performed by the famous El Gamma Penumbra.
Representative Richard Gomez and Ormoc City Mayor Lucy Torres Gomez will also give their messages during the program.
Also to give their messages include Her Excellency Marykay L. Carlson; Secretary Frasco; Jeremy Barns, Museum and Cultural Agency director-general of the National Museum of the Philippines; Dr. Rene R. Escalante, chairperson of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and National Commission on Culture and Arts; and Norman N. Fulgencio, postmaster-general and chief executive officer of the Philippine Postal Corporation.
By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 42, Ormoc was formally inaugurated as a City on October 20, 1947, exactly three years after the Leyte Gulf Landings. (LDL/MMP/PIA Biliran)