PAGADIAN CITY, June 22 (PIA)-- Philippine Information Agency Region 9 Director Noemi B. Edaga who was the guest speaker during the 50th Araw ng Pagadian anniversary program held at the city gym on Friday, recognized the important contributions of the local officials and stakeholders for making Pagadian a progressive city.
Pagadian, which became a chartered city on June 21, 1969 thru Republic Act 5478 strives to be recognized by Mindanao Economic Boom in the Top 15 Most Competitive Cities in Mindanao.
"Pagadian ranked No.10 in economic dynamism and No. 2 in infrastructure. It is way to go for the city to gain a spot in economic dynamism and resiliency," Edaga proudly announced.
Edaga said the people can change the landscape of Pagadian into a highly developed urban city but they should also work to preserve peace.
"Let us keep the culture of peace and sobriety in trying times. Let us keep the joy of peaceful living," Edaga urged.
Meanwhile, Vice Mayor Ernesto Mondarte said the golden year celebration is worthy to be remembered, first and foremost because of the blessings of the Almighty Father and the efforts, initiatives, and significant contributions of the past leaders.
"We are gathered here to show our unity, peace, love, respect and cooperation," Mondarte concluded.
The anniversary program was highlighted with a civic-military parade and mass dance presentation of public secondary schools students. (ALT/GCC/PIA-Zamboanga del Sur)