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Mandaluyong traffic rerouted on Feb. 9

/ 09:48 PM February 05, 2012

Traffic on major thoroughfares in Mandaluyong will be rerouted on February 9 to give way to a parade and other activities in celebration of the city’s 67th Liberation Day and cityhood anniversary.

In an announcement, the city public information office said that Kalentong, Bonifacio and A. Luna streets would be closed to traffic from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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It reminded motorists to avoid these areas and find alternate routes.

From January 29 to February 9, the city government has lined up activities, including job fairs, a medical mission, competitions, the inauguration of major roads, classrooms and day care centers. It will also give out awards to exemplary Mandaluyong residents (Ulirang Mandalenyo) and the city’s top 10 taxpayers.

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On Monday morning, Mandaluyong Mayor Benhur Abalos is expected to deliver his “State of the City Address” at the Mandaluyong gymnasium.

To cap the 12-day event, some 15,000 local officials, city hall employees, businessmen and city residents are expected to join the Liberation Parade in the afternoon of February 9.

In a statement, Abalos said that residents must constantly remember the history of the city, which started as a barrio with the name Sta. Ana during the Spanish rule.

February 9 became an important day for Mandaluyong residents as it was the date when the town, ravished by the war, was liberated from Japanese forces 67 years ago.

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