The mayor’s birthday
Well-loved Bacolod City Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia celebrated his birthday Tuesday at the SMX Convention Center in the City of Smiles.
It was a powerhouse gathering of political, civic, religious, and society pillars in this part of the country. More than 2,000 guests arrived for the special occasion and shared birthday cheers with Mayor Bing.
Among the highlights of the affair included a special song number rendered by his close friends and family. Notable performers during the celebration included celebrity Ced Torecarion, who flew in from Manila.
Rep. Greg Gasataya and Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran attended the celebration, with councilors Caesar Distrito, Cindy Rojas, Renecito Novero, Em Ang, Elmer Sy, Ana Marie Palermo, Dindo Ramos, Bartolome Orola, and Sonya Verdeflor, City Administrator John Orola, and 48 barangay captains of Bacolod.
Under the celebrator’s leadership, Bacolod City continues to reap unprecedented awards and recognitions, including as most liveable urban center in the country. Mayor Bing is the longest serving chief executive of the city. He first became councilor, then vice mayor, mayor and eventually congressman of the lone district, then returned as mayor upon the requests of the citizens of Bacolod.*
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