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Quezon City gears up for 78th anniversary

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista has created a committee to organize the activities to mark the 78th Foundation Day of Quezon City in October.

Executive Order 8-2017 which was signed by the mayor also created a selection board for the 2017 Manuel L. Quezon Gawad Parangal Award.

“To ensure a smooth and successful celebration of the 78th Founding Anniversary of the city, there is a need to constitute a committee that shall prepare, coordinate and initiate a synchronized series of events and activities in connection with this year’s celebration,” Mayor Bautista’s order read.

City Administrator Aldrin Cuña will chair the organizing committee while former city administrator Dr. Manuel Alba and former University of the Philippines president Emerlinda Roman will co-chair the Gawad Parangal search committee.

Commonwealth Act 502 which was signed into law by President Manuel Luis M. Quezon on October 12, 1939 created Quezon City.