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Mayor Jeannie leads Malabon’s 22nd cityhood celebration

Malabon City Mayor Jeannie N. Sandoval (2nd from left) hands over the plaque of appreciation to Senator Cynthia A. Villar (2nd from right) during the Gabi ng Pasasalamat held at the Malabon Sports Complex. Also in photo are Malabon City Administrator Dr. Alexander T. Rosete (left) and former Malabon Representative Federico Ricky Sandoval (right).

MANILA, (PIA) -- Mayor Jeannie N. Sandoval led various activities that recognized outstanding individuals and businesses, marking Malabon City's 22nd cityhood anniversary.

Mayor Sandoval thoughtfully commenced the month-long celebration with a robust program of activities for its City Hall employees, which culminated with the Araw ng Pasasalamat held on April 25, a special day honoring the men and women who have been serving the city for over 10 to 40 years.

Malabon officials also organized the Gabi ng Parangal on April 28, a special night to show the depth of their appreciation to the business sector who have been helping the city emerge stronger since the COVID-19 pandemic.

The occasion highlighted the importance of sanitation and establishment of washing facilities as a major pillar to promote healthy communities, as well as to sustain tourism.

List of Awardees include Brew Cave, Jacks, Mary Jay restaurant, Balsa, Benny’s Lounge, Burger King, Jollibee Potrero and Concepcion, and McDonald’s Flores.

Recognizing the connection between tourism and health, Major Jeannie launched the “Best Seat in the City” award in recognition of the establishments who have met the sanitary, health, and safety requirements of Malabon.

It is only through the unified effort of the local government and the private sector that we can achieve true progress for Malabon,” the mayor said .

The Gabi ng Parangal also recognized the top business and real estate taxpayers whose exemplary compliance supports the delivery of inclusive economic growth under the administration of Mayor Jeannie. The Top corporate taxpayers include Malabon Soap and Oil, Maynilad Water Services, First PGMC Enterprises, Coca Cola FEMSA Philippines, MSO Premium Oil Corporation, Manly Plastics Inc, Good 555 Deal Trading Corporation, Basic Packaging Corporation, MC Master Siomai Hut, Starbright Office Depot. Under the Single Proprietorship category, the top taxpayers include Chyrus Marketing, Formingtech Marketing, Zinc Marketing, NCLA Enterprises, REATON Mart, TIBRL Enterprises, Wisezon Soap Trading, P&E Meat Dealer and St. Rita Pharmacy.

The evening was made more special with the presence of Senator Cynthia Villar who joined the celebration.

Malabon’s cityhood anniversary will be followed by the month-long Tambobong Festival in May. Visitors to Malabon may take part in a various activities designed to provide a range of experiences from empowering seminars to arts and fashion.

Malabon’s series of special events will culminate with its Ginoo and Binibining Malabon pageant whose winners will not only receive exciting prizes but will also serve as the city’s “ambassadors” promoting Malabon’s rich culture and heritage.

It can be recalled that Malabon became a highly urbanized city on April 21, 2001, under Republic Act No. 9019, 407 years after its founding. (PIA-NCR)

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