Araw ng Biñan celebrations focus on healing, rising up amid COVID-19 pandemic

Published February 2, 2021, 1:09 PM

by Carla Bauto Deña

BIÑAN CITY, Laguna – The local government unit (LGU) kicked off its Araw ng Biñan festivities on Tuesday with the theme “Paghilom at Pagbangon (Healing and Rising Up).”

(Biñan City Culture, History, Arts and Tourism Office / MANILA BULLETIN)

The three-day celebration commemorates Biñan’s 11th cityhood anniversary, its 76th Liberation Anniversary on February 3, and its 274th Founding Anniversary on February 4.

This year’s lineup of activities includes a concert, dance competition, choral festival, and film viewing. All activities will be live-streamed in the official Facebook pages of the Biñan City Culture, History, Arts and Tourism Office, and the Biñan City Information Office.

Mayor Arman Dimaguila said the number of COVID-19 cases in the city is already declining. The local government unit had earlier announced the allotment of P150 million for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines.