By Helen Castano | 05:45 PM July 01, 2021
July 1, 2021 is the ninth and last Charter Day of Mayor Baba Yap as local chief executive of Tagbilaran City.
In a statement, Yap said Thursday’s Charter Day is the 55th birthday of Tagbilaran.
“On a more personal note, I can’t help but look back and be amazed how time flies. 9 years ago, the Tagbilaranons gave me a chance to be of service to the City where I grew up. It has been a humbling and nurturing experience for me who was then an amateur in public service,” said Yap who won as mayor in 2013 at 35, the youngest city mayor of Tagbilaran.
“We have faced great challenges. An earthquake hit us, typhoons have come and go, and we are still facing a great pandemic. But none of it will stop this City to progress because our progress is a shared one,” he added.
Yap said he is grateful for the Tagbilaranons, stakeholders and partners for supporting Tagbilaran.
“Let us take pride in saying, “I am a proud Tagbilaranon,” he said.
Tagbilaran City achieved its cityhood status on July 1, 1966 by virtue of Republic Act 4660 signed by then President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos.
The Tagbilaran City Charter Day is also a special non-working holiday for city establishments.