MAKATI CITY – The Makati City government has lined up several activities to celebrate the city’s 349th Foundation Day this week.
Makati City Mayor Abigail Binay is encouraging residents, particularly millennials, to participate in these activities to familiarize themselves with the city’s traditions.
This year’s theme is “Makati 2025: Fast-Tracking Progress” which aims to gather all the people in the city from 33 barangay (villages).
Earlier, the Makati Human Resource Development Office held the annual “Almusalan” where all city hall employees ate breakfast after the flag ceremony.
The local government will host the Seniors’ Night on Tuesday at the Bel-Air Covered Court that will be attended by 400 elderly people.
Then, on June 19, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community will hold a GLAM Ball, also at the Bel-Air Covered Court.
Also, the city government will give certificates of recognition to barangay officials who are part of the LGBT community. .(JL/LON)
Local artists and craftsmen will be given an avenue to sell their masterpieces during the Creative Fair at the Museo ng Makati on June 20 and 21.
There will also be an inter-barangay competition dubbed as Makati Art Kombat, an on the spot panting contest for all aspiring artists in the city.
The city’s Museum and Cultural Affairs Office (MCAO) will hold the Miss Makati Coronation Night at the Makati Coliseum on June 21. Prior to that, a press conference will be held on June 19 to present the candidates.
Then, on June 22, the city council will host a Grand Parade and Grand Salu-Salo along Lawton Avenue wherein food and product concessionaires will sell their products.
It can be recalled that San Pedro de Makati was established in 1670 as “visita” of Sta. Ana de Sapa of the Franciscans. Makati was a town in Rizal province in 1901 until it became part of Metro Manila in 1975.
Makati City officially became a city by the virtue of Republic Act 7854 signed on January 2, 1995.(JL/LON)