Several roads in Bacolod City will be closed on Monday for the city’s 74th Charter Anniversary celebration, city police Traffic Management Unit head, Chief Insp. Luisito Acebuche said yesterday.
Acebuche said that 6th-Lacson streets to Lacson-Libertad streets and Araneta-Libertad streets up to the Bacolod City Public Plaza will be closed starting 11 a.m. for the 4 p.m. civic and military parade.
He said that north-bound vehicles will be rerouted to Palanca Street at the Reclamation Area, make a left turn to San Sebastian Street and turn right to San Juan Street going to Brgy. 14 and going to Lizares Street.
Acebuche added that south- bound vehicles will have to use either Lizares or Roxas streets while eastbound vehicles may use Lopez Jaena Street.
There are 35 civic and military groups expected to join the parade and each group has at least three floats.
Other activities on Monday include a thanksgiving mass at the Bacolod City Government Center atrium at 7:30 a.m., a trade fair and carnival at 9 a.m., historical photo exhibit at SM bridgeway at 9 a.m. which runs until June 24, and 74th Charter day anniversary program, 9:30 a.m. at the BCGC lobby where Vice President Jejomar Binay will be the guest of honor and speaker.
The program includes the awarding of outstanding Bacolod City Employees and outstanding tax payers, the giving of Mayor's citation and signing of the sisterhood agreement between the cities of Makati and Bacolod.
The awardees include Pamela Torre Henares, Lucy Chua Ponce and Joel Bagguer Villaluz Sr.
The Charter Anniversary civic military parade will start at 1 p.m. from the Capitol Lagoon to the Bacolod Public plaza.
A barangay festival dance show, which will be participated in by 10 barangays, will be held at 3 p.m.to be followed by a barangay festivals dance show down arena competition at the public plaza by 4:30 p.m
ABS-CBN Kapamilya night will be held at BCGC stage at 7p.m. and a pyrotechnics show will follow at the BCGC grounds at 11 p.m.
Actor Daniel Padilla, from the cast of the “Princess and I,” will also join Bacolod City in the celebration of its 74th Charter Anniversary.*APN/CGS