Danao City hosts Mega Cebu Night celebrating Charter Anniversary
by: Arwella Gregorio, USC intern
Danao City Mayor Ramon Durano III holds the phone as he tries to take a “selfie” with the youth participants during the Mega Cebu Night held last June 4, 2018 at the Danao City Civic Center.
As Danao City celebrates their 57th Charter Anniversary, the Mega Danao Team, in collaboration with Mega Cebu and Club Mega organized the Mega Cebu Night last June 4, 2018 at the Danao City Civic Center. The festive celebration was graced the city Mayor Ramon Durano III, who expressed his gratitude towards Mega Cebu. He encouraged the youth to continue supporting Mega Cebu and align the plans of their respective SK councils to the Mega Cebu vision. Mr. Danny Roble (Mega Cebu Focal Person of Danao) and Mrs. Caroline Ballesteros (Mega Cebu CSRM Manager) also attended the event.
The Danao Civic Center was filled with Mega Cebu’s colourful and informative “Pwede Kaayo” videos and “Jepoy” video which went viral online last October 2017, which imbued the audience with insights regarding the existing conditions of Metro Cebu and what they can do to contribute to address certain issues. Furthermore, the multitude was acquainted with the visions and aspirations of the pioneering institution behind sustaining the development of Cebu, which is that of Mega Cebu.
Mrs. Caroline Ballesteros of Mega Cebu explained the essence of Mega Cebu and what they envision Cebu to be and how it encourages strong citizen participation and responsive governance in order to attain sustainable development. The talks aimed to motivate each and everyone to be better Cebuanos for a better Cebu.
In the end, the event left everyone in awe with the jaw dropping performances by some talented Cebuanos showcasing the Karansa Festival and presentations of the Sidlak Idol winners. Nonetheless, aside from the entertainment it rendered, the Mega Cebu Night instilled within the spectators a sense of responsibility upon realizing their roles in the overall advancement of their community and the entire province of Cebu.