IDES co-hosts with Brgy. Ilayang Dupay
Brgy. Ilayang Dupay, Lucena City, the cradle of the political career of former President Manuel Luis Quezon, hosted the celebration of “Quezon Day” with Ilayang Dupay Elementary School (IDES) August 19.
Having served as “tiniente del barrio” or barangay captain of Brgy. Ilayang Dupay, the “Father of Philippine National Language” is honored by the Lucenahins annually. With the theme “Sama-sama sa Kaunlaran, Lucenahing Marangal”. DepEd Lucena, together with barangay officials from all 33 barangays, PNP, DILG, and different NGOs in the city, paid tribute during the 138th birth anniversary of Pres. Quezon.
PNP Spokesperson P/SSupt. Dionardo B. Carlos was the guest speaker in the said program. He particularly called for the cooperation of the city residents to the campaign against illegal drugs which he described as a hindrance to growth and development. “We should live by what our ancestors, Pres. Quezon in particular, had fought for. Hate crimes. We should live with peace and dignity Lucenahins”, P/SSupt. Carlos said as he highlighted the parallelism of the ideals of Pres. Quezon with the campaign of the incumbent President Rodrigo R. Duterte.
Dr. Joepi F. Falqueza, OIC-Assistant SDS, led the wreath laying ceremony and the flower offering of the different sectors present in the event at the statue of Pres. Quezon in the school.
Meanwhile, another program headed by Quezon Province Gov. David “Jayjay” C. Suarez was held in celebration of “Quezon Day” at Perez Park, Lucena City earlier in the morning of August 19. Among others was the DepEd Lucena City ManCom Group.
SDO Lucena City attended and participated in the opening of the weeklong “Niyogyugan Festival” at Perez Park last August 18 as well. Trending today in Lucena City, in nearby towns and provinces is the festival themed “Tara na sa Quezon: Niyogyugan Festival 2016”. An agri-tourism exposition, the fiesta showcases beautiful, creative booths with bounty harvest of the products of the different towns and cities in the province. The said festival is open from morning until evening when booths turn into colorful, fascinating huts. Passersby and visitors can buy products displayed—from delicacies, traditional food, fresh fruits and vegetables, to native products.
Azalea A. Gallano
SEPS-Planning and Research, SDO-Lucena City