City gov’t to help in party for Digong

CITY officials are willing to work directly with the organizers of the thanksgiving party for the victory of President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte on Saturday at the Crocodile Park.

Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte said the city council is passing an ordinance for a truck ban along the Diversion Road leading to the venue of the event.

The item would have been passed yesterday. However, only 11 councilors showed up to the plenary, from the required 13 to start the session.

Duterte said the council was willing to schedule a special session for the passage of the ordinance.

“I’ll talk to the councilors,” Duterte said.

Committee on tourism chair Al Ryan Alejandre advised the organizers to coordinate with local government agencies for the event, especially with only a few days remaining.

As early as Monday, the head of the production team leading the event has met with officials from the Philippine National Police as well as the Presidential Security Group to iron out the details of this weekend’s event.

The Crocodile Park was also the location of a world record attempt for the simultaneous singing of the Philippine National Anthem last month.

Organizers of that event claim there were at least 200,000 people in attendance.

Kat Dalisay, Manic Nightnings organizer, said during a briefing with media that the event has also considered inputs by officials from the Presidential Security Group.

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