Pascua Na Zamboanga 2014

4:29 PM
It's Christmas time again! To share the spirit of the holidays, the City Government of Zamboanga prepared a lineup of activities and contests for the Zamboangueños. To open the Christmas Festival "Pascua na Zamboanga" on December 1, there will be a parade and light switching ceremony of the iconic City Hall. Every year, the landmark is transformed into a huge Christmas sight where lights adorn every corner depicting the Nativity. During the program, the nativity scene will be played by selected employees, and with real live animals, too. Aside from the city hall, all the major street and landmarks will also be decorated with Angels and Christmas symbols. Check out the poster for the full schedule of activities. Merry Christmas and have a Prosperous 2015!


Pascua na Zamboanga 2014
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES

 Date/Time/Venue
 ACTIVITY
 Organizer / Contact Person
December 1, 2014
Monday
6:00PM
Frontage of City Hall

6:15PM
City Hall to Paseo del Mar

7:00PM
Paseo del Mar
Lighting of City Hall



Christmas Parade
(City Government of Zamboanga)

Program and Opening of the Pascua na Zamboanga
CHRMO
991-5991
December 3, 2014
Wednesday
4:00PM
WMSU (Normal Road) to Paseo del Mar
Torch Parade
Peace Advocates Zamboanga
955-2566
December 10-12, 2014
6:00PM onward
Best Barangay Christmas Landmark Competition 2014
(Evaluation of Entries)
City Mayor’s Office-Tourism
992-3007
December 12-13-14
6:00PM-onward
Vista del Mar
Calarian
Noche Navidades
(1st week-end)
Rosa Ramirez
983-0319
3:00 pm to 12 midnight
Dates:
December 12 - 13, 2014       - ECOZONE
December 15-21, 2014         - Jardin Maria Clara Lobregat Complex
December 20-21, 2014         - Mercedes Church premises
Doce Dias de Hechos de Zamboanga
City Mayor's Office - Investments and Promotions Division
December 15, 2014
Monday
6:00PM
Paseo del Mar
Open-Lantern Competition
City Mayor’s Office-Tourism
992-3007
December 16, 2014
Tuesday
4:00PM
Paseo del Mar

6:00PM
Paseo del Mar
Canciones de Pascua
(Inter-Elementary Competition)



Awarding Ceremony
Open-Lantern Competition
Best Barangay Christmas Landmark Competition 2014
City Mayor’s Office-Tourism
992-3007
December 19-20-21
6:00PM-onward
Vista del Mar
Calarian

December 19
Noche Navidades
(2nd Week-end)



“Noche de Alcaldeza”
Rosa Ramirez
983-0319
December 22, 2014
Monday
7:00PM
Crystal Ballroom
Grand Astoria Hotel
2014 Christmas Holiday Fashion Extravaganza
Boynap Garcia-Directo
CP No.
0915-9623888
December 30, 2014
Tuesday
8:00AM
Plaza Rizal
118th Death Anniversary of
Dr. Jose P. Rizal
Knights of Rizal-WM c/o Mr. Domingo Falcasantos

City Mayor’s Office-Tourism
992-3007

 For Inquiries please contact the City Mayor’s Office – Tourism Division at telephone number 992.3007

Dia De Cesar: Carisma, Coraje, Compasión

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Thirty years ago, Zamboanga's iconic Mayor Cesar Cortez Climaco was killed at the streets of Camino Nuevo, leaving the city in sorrow. Mayor Cesar left a legacy of Courage and Honor as he battled during the Marcos regime and fought for the nation's democracy. This week the City Government, headed by Mayor Beng Climaco, the niece of Cesar Climaco, prepare a lineup of events to commemorate his life and legacy.

Carisma. Coraje. Compasión. These are the trademarks of Cesar Climaco which every Zamboangueños should emulate. Let's take part on this wonderful history and help make Zamboanga a better city by following the footsteps of our heroes who risked their lives for our city and country. Here are the lineup of activities for Dia de Cesar.

30th Dia de Cesar 2014 Calendar of Activities

Here are the three commemorative graphic portraits that I designed which was unveiled during the flag-raising ceremony on November 10 at Plaza Rizal fronting the City Hall.


Carisma. Cesar Climaco is know for his eccentricity. A very energetic and humorous person, he charmed every person in front of him. Children would call him Lolo Cesar with a bag of candies in his arms. He will let the kids sing "Ay si Cesear" in the tune of "Oh my darling, Clementine" before he gives away his candy. Cesar's iconic vintage motorcycle is his favorite mode of transportation. If you notice, i placed some candies in the design.


Coraje. A very brave man Cesar is. He is very hands on in everything he do. He is a real life super hero as he is also a volunteer fireman. He also showed courage when he opposed the Marcos dictatorship and vowed not to cut his hair until democracy is achieved. Unfortunately, his long white hair remained until his last day, when he was assasinated on November 14, 1984. Aside from the crimson palette which symbolize his courage, I also placed some lions which reminded me of his intense presence especially when he express his strong views and opinions in public.


Compasión. Cesar is a person with a pure heart. His love to his constituents know no age, gender or religion.  In this final portrait, we see him in his candid moments, assisting to his grandson and an elderly who is emotional in his presence. I also placed a hand carrying a seedling which symbolize his compassion towards nature and humankind. Truly, Cesar Climaco is a man of Charisma, Courage and Compassion.

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 Thanks to Sir Jojo Yap-Aizon and Mark Saavedra for helping me gather the images for the portraits.
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