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ZamboSur marks 71st charter anniversary celebration

PAGADIAN CITY, Sept 11 (PIA) – Zamboanga del sur province is abuzz with anticipation as its charter day celebration approaches. Revolving around the theme “H.E.A.R.T.S (Health, Education and Environment, Agriculture, Roads and Bridges, Tourism, and Security) beat faster in ZamboSur”, various activities have been lined-up in preparation for the weeklong celebration of the 71st anniversary of the province. 

As part of the pre-opening activities, a simultaneous province-wide tree planting activity kicked-off on Sunday, September 10. Gov. Victor J. Yu took the lead in the said activity, which highlighted the province’s advocacy on environmental preservation.

Along with the tree planting activity, a fitness competition dubbed as “Zumba sa ZamboSur” was also held on the same day at the Blue Oval Mega Gym, Dao, Pagadian City.

Meanwhile, a thanksgiving mass will commence on September 11 to signal the opening of the celebration followed by various activities such as wall mural painting and employee’s day.

In a press conference held on September 9, Gov. Yu mentioned the different theme of events per day, which is anchored on the HEARTS program of the province.

“So kung ma check ninyu sa daily nga activity, mo coincide gihapon cya sa HEARTS program sa atong province, naay sa health sector, education sector, sa agriculture ug sa atong security,” he said.

(So if you will check the daily activity, it will still coincide with the HEARTS program of our province, there is the health sector, education sector, for agriculture and for our security.)

Series of activities are as follows: Barangay Tanod Summit on September 12, ZDS sectoral groups convention on the 13th, ZDS LGU Officials conference on the 14th,  ZDS health workers convention on the 15th and ZDS Teachers Summit on September 16.

On the charter day itself, September 17, it will start off with an anniversary mass followed by a motorcade and the anniversary program, which will highlight the awarding of the most outstanding Zambosurian and the Zambo Superstars Solo Grand Finals. A skydiving spectacle and Drum and Lyre competition will also take place.

Further, the coronation night of the two highly anticipated pageantry will take place on September 15 for the Little Miss ZDS 2023 and September 16 for Miss ZDS 2023.

Apart from the daily events, a nightly variety show awaits all Zambosurians, which will showcase talents ranging from singing to dancing featuring Zambo Superstars and Zayaw sa Sur. Music performances including concerts will make the evenings alive with the invited local talents and renowned artists in the country.

Lastly, a firework display is expected to conclude the weeklong celebration and to ignite the grand finale night, a fitting end to a weeklong festivity that will weave threads of ZamboSur’s community even tighter. (RVC/EDT/SBM/PIA9-Zamboanga del Sur)

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Sheena Mae Mendoza

Information Officer I

Region 9

Sheena Mae B. Mendoza is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at Central Mindanao University. She is currently pursuing her post-graduate studies in Public Administration. She is an environmental advocate who loves to connect with nature.

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