Bunggad signals the formal opening of the celebration of the Capiztahan 2009 – the108th Foundation Day Commemoration of the Civil Government of Capiz, April 13-15, 2009. A flag raising ceremony of the Capiz Government, City and all municipal banners was held in front of the Capitol Building. An opening program followed after the flag raising.
This year’s CAPIZtahan theme is: “Pagpasanyug sang kultura sang maayo nga Panghimanwa Padulong sa Tayuyon nga Katin-aran.” (Enhancement of Culture of Good Governance Towards Sustainable Development”.
The special guest of this years opening program of the Capiztahan 2009 are Edwin G. Trompeta, Regional Director (R6) of Department of Tourism and Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, Executive Director of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
Governor Tanco delivered his welcome remarks and emphasized the commemoration of the hard works made of those great Capiznons in the past of building the Civil Government of Capiz through the United States Philippine Commission Act No. 1115, entitled “An Act Extending the Provisions of the Provincial Government of Capiz on April 15, 2001. Gov.
Through the spirit of this celebration, Governor Tanco challenged all the true-bloodied Capiznons to
“Let our culture of selfless service for our province and our fellow “kasimanwa” emerge in us – in mutual partnership between you and your government, as we were made as ONE PROVINCE, and so, we are ONE PEOPLE.”
Regional Tourism Director Trompeta acknowledge the Capiznons as they celebrate the occasion to preserve their lifestyles about many things that they have in terms of their culture, history and the legacy’s of Capiz so that they may not only be known in tourism as “Seafood Capital of the Philippines” but recognized in terms of Cultural Tourism.
Executive Director Alvarez also recognized Governor Tanco and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Capiz being awarded/recognized as one of the recipient for having a “Good Governance” in Western Visayas together with the Province of Antique.
Capiz LGU and Governor Tanco received an award of “Culture-Friendly Local Government Unit (LGU)” in Malacañang in recognition of its dedication to advancement and promotion of heritage, arts and culture during the 2009 World Theater Week celebration last March 21-27, 2009.
A cultural presentation of Linahi nga Capiznon performed by FCC Dance Company & Capiz Dancers
Capiztahan 2009 is fully supported by Local Goverment Units of Capiz and Non Goverment Organizations but it has been observed that Municipal Mayors specially from the 2nd District of Capiz do not fully supports and attends activities of the Capiztahan 2009. This was also the scenario on last years Capiztahan celeberation. What do you think the reasons why they are not attending? How could we achieved such visions of ONENESS of Capiznons, if even our local officials and our leaders do not unite. Culture unites people, but politics divides our Mayors….
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