MALABON LIGHTS UP CITY HALL FOR CHRISTMAS
MALABON CITY – To make Yuletide celebrations more animated, the Malabon City government lighted its 11-storey city hall in a simple yet festive program at Rizal Ave Ext., affront said building.
During the event, the Malabon Community Band, Sons and Daughters of Mary Choir, Tanghalang Bagong Sibol and the illustrious singing band dubbed as The Angelos serenaded the crowd with Christmas songs.
The spotlight was on the Christmas Village depicting Lord Jesus Christ’s birth and a community in celebration was formally opened for public viewing as fireworks coupled the lighting of over a hundred Christmas lanterns around the city building.
Free-for-all putobumbong, bibingka, pancakes, cotton candies and breads by pandeladies were made available around the area during the event.
“…the event represent the unity and progress we have attained in Malabon, and the happiness we bear in our hearts even beyond this momentous occasion,” said Councilor Jose Lorenzo Oreta, who heads the city’s Tourism, Cultural Affairs and Education Committee in the City Council.
In his message, Mayor Antolin Oreta III emphasized the real essence of the season, saying it emanates from “…love for our family, unity in our community and mutual giving among brethren even past Christmas.”
The event was witnessed by hundreds of Malabonian spectators of all ages, as city mayor Antolin A. Oreta III brought together carol performers and sponsors of various free-for-all delicacies.
Former Malabon Congresswoman Veronica Lacson-Noel, along with City Councilors Bernard Dela Cruz, Edwin Dimagiba, Peng Maňalac, Sonia Lim and guests Jap Garcia, Dan Dumalaog, Leslie Yambao, Joey Sabaricos, Mark Roque, Jenny Loquez and Jojo Lee expressed their warmest Christmas greetings to residents who witnessed the lighting ceremony.