Pintakasi para kan Pepe

Pintakasi para kan Pepe: Rizal Plaza Clean-up and Rizal Statue Repainting
June 20, 2011

An activity of the City Government of Catbalogan in partnership with Liga ng mga Barangay Catbalogan City Chapter, Sangguniang Kabataan City Federation, and Waray-Waray Youth Advocates (WARAYA).


On a glaring monday morning, the City Government of Catbalogan initiated an activity to clean out its backyard and repaint an edifice that is historically unique and culturally essential.

Although the 150th Birth Anniversary of our National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal was last Sunday June 19, LGU-Catbalogan made use of the declared Non-Working Holiday Monday for the said activity for better coordination with various organizations were majority was with their families during the Sunday Father’s Day. With that consideration, it gave the organizers ample time to gather assistance from various ends.

From the title of the activity “Pintakasi para kan Pepe”, it was a concerted “bayanihan” effort from the government along with representatives from different sectors of our community. The activity was personally attended by City Mayor Coefredo “Tekwa” Uy, City Councilor Hon. Stephany Uy-Tan, various Barangay Captains of the different barangays in the city through ABC City Federation President Hon. Edward M. Uy, various Sangguniang Kabataan Chairs through SK Federation President Hon. Dexter M. Uy, members of a local youth group WARAYA or Waray-Waray Youth Advocates, as well as various city employees, majority of which from the City General Services Office through Engr. Rico Macabare.

The Rizal Statue at the City Plaza is considered a priceless treasure and a historic structure not only for the City Government but most especially for all Catbaloganons. It has been a standing agenda of the current administration to protect, preserve, and promote Catbalogan’s rich cultural traditions.

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