SCENE CITY| Mayor Sara Duterte ushers in meaningful Xmas celebration

EARLY shoppers at NCCC mall’s grocery section flocked to catch a glimpse of Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on the first day of December to hear her say that it helps to do Christmas shopping for groceries and other items as early as possible to avoid the rush and buying on impulse.

MAYOR Sara Duterte-Carpio leads the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony of the Davao Botanical Garden at Marfori Heights Subdivision

MAYOR Sara Duterte-Carpio leads the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony of the Davao Botanical Garden at Marfori Heights Subdivision

Making a list is always a must, she says, as we tend to pick up anything on the shelf as we go around the grocery store with a cart.

MAYOR Sara Duterte-Carpio with host Joey Sy

MAYOR Sara Duterte-Carpio with host Joey Sy

The small gathering on Dec. 1 was attended by Tjader Regis of Choice Mart, Choice Mart ambassador Mayor Sara, who arrived after a short program with invited media members and bloggers who won prizes during a trivia guessing game. Lunch was served at the Food Cove attended by Mrs. Helen Lim, Tjader Regis, Lafayette Lim and staff of NCCC mall.

LUNCH hosted by NCCC Supermarket with Mrs. Helen Lim, Lafayette Lim, Tjader Regis and NCCC family

LUNCH hosted by NCCC Supermarket with Mrs. Helen Lim, Lafayette Lim, Tjader Regis and NCCC family

NCCC Supermarket, Supermall and Event Center offer a venue for comfortable shopping and hold activities for various organizations and sports activities.

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FR. Bong Gonzaga waits for the ceremony to start.

A few hours after lunch, the blessing and ribbon cutting of the Davao Botanical Garden located at Marfori Heights took place. Mayor Sara led the ceremony, while the solemn blessing was done by Fr. Bong Gonzaga. Present were residents and officers of the Marfori Heights Homeowners Association, Barangay 9 chair Roderico Llubit and employees of Cenro, Office of the City Mayor and officials of barangays 9-A and 10-A.

CITY Administrator Laica Lopez with guests

CITY Administrator Laica Lopez with guests

The botanical garden was the former open space which was donated to the Davao City government by the Marfori Heights Homeowners Association in 1981 but has since been left idle as officials had no idea it was government property. It was only around two years ago that the open space was given priority and beautification took place.

CHOICE Mart Ambassadress Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio greets NCCC on its 39th Anniversary

CHOICE Mart Ambassadress Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio greets NCCC on its 39th Anniversary

Mayor Sara enjoined everyone present to take good care of the park and help maintain its cleanliness.

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