The Pasig City local government announced Friday, July 1, that Malacañang has declared July 2 as a special non-working holiday in the city in celebration of the 449th Araw ng Pasig.
The city government made the announcement on its official Facebook page.
Pasig City will kick-off its week-long celebration on Saturday with the launch of its Food Festival at the Pasig City Quadrangle in front of the city hall wherein citizens and visitors alike may enjoy the local meals and delicacies prepared by local organizations, communities and groups.
Among the delicacies offered are local variants of maruya, turon, biko, puto, and suman, locally-sourced honey, and sweet corn. Packed meals such as sinantolan and dinuguan, as well as freshly served lugaw, may also be bought from the stalls.
The food festival is open until Sunday, July 3.
A roving exhibit featuring the city’s Outstanding Pasigueños was also opened as a tribute to those who helped the city’s progress and gain its renown. It stays at the Pasig City Hall until July 1.
From July 4 to 7, visitors may view the exhibit at the Manggahan Annex of the Ayala 30th Mall.
The exhibit will be housed in the Pasig Museum on July 8.
Meanwhile, other activities have been held in celebration of the city’s anniversary, which include the Pasig City Civic Parade, “Indak ng Pag-asa”: Inter-barangay dance competition, and the Kabataang Pasighenyo Quiz Bee.
The city government will also hold a mega job fair on July 2 at the Pasig Sports Complex.
The fair was formed in partnership with JobStreet, an online job sourcing hub, in order to “empower Pasigueños” and to promote local businesses in the city.
The event offers around 250 available job openings from 40 Pasig-based private companies and industries.
There will also be 10 overseas recruitment agencies present in the fair facilitated by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).