Baybay City in Leyte will be celebrating its 11th Charter Day on June 16, 2018. Baybay’s ascension to its cityhood status had its share of challenges as it was reverted into town status 3 times. In 2017, the city was conferred with the Seal of Good Local Governance from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Today, it is one of the fastest growing urban centers in the province. Baybay is an important seaport in the west coast of Leyte and a global producer of abaca and coconuts. It is also the home of Visayas State University, one of the country’s leading institutions for agricultural research and studies.
On its 11th Charter Day, the city government headed by its mayor, Carmen L. Cari together with the 5th District of Leyte Representative, Cong. Jose Carlos L. Cari has a series of activities lined-up for the occasion.
Wednesday, 13, June 2018
8:00AM – Agro-Fair | Venue: Reclamation Area
7:00PM – Boxing | Venue: Baybay City Gymnasium
Friday, 15 June 2018
6:30PM – FREE CONCERT featuring Rocksteddy and Barbie Almalbis | Venue: Baybay City Gymnasium
Music fans will enjoy a free concert on 15 June featuring the rock band, Rocksteddy. Signed on 12 Stone Records, the band opened in 2006 with the release of their debut album “Tsubtsatagilidakeyn.”
It features the hits “Lagi Mo Na Lang Akong Dinededma,” “Gising Na,” and the Close Up single “Smile at Me.” They also provided the theme song, “Superhero,” for the ABS-CBN fantasy show Super Inggo and contributed to the “Kami nAPO Muna: Tribute to the APO Hiking Society” album with a cover of “Blue Jeans“. They became part of the Manila sound tribute album, “Hopia, Mani, Popcorn”, with their rendition of the Juan dela Cruz song, “No Touch“.
Barbie Almalbis, formerly the lead singer of the bands Hungry Young Poets and Barbie’s Cradle, she pursued a solo career in 2005, releasing her self-titled compilation album, Barbie: The Singles.
In 2006, she released her debut solo album, Parade. Her music is characterised by a rather quirky, but endearing vocal style, and guitar work.
Saturday, 16 June 2018
6:00AM – Charter Day Parade | Assembly Area: Veterans Park
8:30AM – Pontifical Mass | Venue: Immaculate Conception Church
11:00AM – Boodleflight featuring the Visayas Confederation of Big Bikers and Charter Day Message with Mayor Carmen L. Cari | Venue: Plaza Independencia / Veterans Park
6:30PM – Unveiling/Lights-On Ceremony of the Glowing Heart | Venue: Veterans Park
7:00PM – Fireworks Display | Venue: Veterans Park
Sunday, 17 June 2018
6:30PM – ACOUSTIC SESSIONS | featuring True Faith Band | Venue: Lintaon Peak
Acoustic sessions under the stars? Why not? One of the country’s most popular and accomplished bands, True Faith will play your favorite hits that include “Dahil Ikaw”, “Araw’t Gabi” and so much more. Their music is best described as a blend of jazz, folk, pop and rock music.
Note: The free concert of Rocksteddy and Barbie Almalbis is sponsored by Cong. Jose Carlos L. Cari and the free acoustic sessions of True Faith is sponsored by Mayor Carmen L. Cari, the City Government of Baybay and the 11th Charter Day Celebration Committee.