VALENCIA CITY (MindaNews/06 January) — The Valencia City Government is pushing though with the celebration of it 11th Charter Day events, which started in December and will last up to
February 16 with a fluvial parade along the Pulangi River, Aristotle Collado, public information officer, said.
Flashfloods struck some barangays here on December 17 and December 27, displacing at least 1,146 families living on the riverbanks.
The Charter Day’s main event will be held on January 12. A Golden Harvest Fair will also be held at the City Oval.
Mayor Leandro Jose Catarata said in an earlier interview that the resilience of the people will be highlighted in the celebration. Valencia City barangays along the banks of the Pulangi River were
Organizers said the celebration is intended to draw visitors and guests from other municipalities and cities to witness and join the celebrations, and boost more economic activities in the city.
The charter day celebration is also meant to promote the products, places and business opportunities the city offers and discover new talents and potentials among the Valencianos.
Valencia City projects itself as the “City of Golden Harvest” with its agriculture-based economy.As the economic powerhouse of the Province of Bukidnon, the city government said in its guide on the festivities, the City of Valencia is determined to provide avenues where her cultures and traditions are celebrated, her economic doors opened for investments, and her peoples are united and their potentials are discovered.” (Walter I. Balane/MindaNews)