Iloilo City Government launched during Monday’s flag-raising ceremony for the month-long 85th Charter Day Celebration which will cap on August 25.
Mayor Jerry Treñas said City departments are preparing for various events happening in August anchored on the theme “Forging Stronger Ties in the Community.”
“There will be no big Mayor’s Ball but a simple dinner to recognize the top taxpayers in the city because we appreciate the help even amidst the pandemic, our operations continued without major disruptions,” Treñas said.
He noted that this year’s Charter Logo depicting a handshake covered by a heart shape symbolizes active public-private partnerships in the City of Love.
“I think it’s important to celebrate where the city started. What is unique about Iloilo is it’s a conglomeration of municipalities which is why all our districts have their plaza, church, and government center. It is also the reason why we redevelop the plazas as a place for people to go to,” Treñas said.
As part of the inauguration of Iloilo as a city on August 25, 1937, the former towns of Arevalo, Jaro, La Paz, Mandurriao, and Molo were incorporated.
The tentative schedule of activities includes tourism-related contests; Iloilo River cleanup; tree-planting; sports tournaments; urban gardening project; anti-tobacco advocacy; tax campaign; fun run; discount sale on shopping, dining, and accommodations; conventions; business forums and expo; blood-letting; storytelling party; job fair; and awards; among others. (Iloilo City PIO)
Iloilo City 85th Charter Schedule of Activities
Iloilo City 85th Charter Day Logo
The logo resonates with the charter day theme of Forging Stronger Ties in the Community. It depicts two hands in clasp or a handshake which symbolizes the city government building ties with the community. The handclasp is stylized as a heart shape to symbolize Iloilo as the City of Love. The fingers in one of the hands are designed to show 85, the 85th year of the charter day celebrations. The logo of the city was affixed inside the heart to further mark the identity of the city. The font for the charter day theme is a modern Art Deco style font that reminisce the glorious years of Iloilo when it was declared a city during the Art Deco era.
Download logo and schedule from bit.ly/85thCharterDay
Text by: ILOILO CITY TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICE