TACLOBAN CTIY, Leyte
– Tacloban City Convention Center (TCCC) or more popularly known as
the Tacloban City Coliseum finally opens itself to the people of
Tacloban City and to commerce, Friday (June 23).
The event started with
the celebration of a Holy Mass with Father Ervy Davy Lajara (City
Chaplain), joined by Fr. Randy Raagas, Fr. Virgil Murillo, and Fr.
Rommel Taboso, of the Sto. Niño Parish. It was followed by the
tossing of coins and blessing of the whole place wherein everyone lit
a candle as traditionally done. The cutting of the ribbon was led by
Mayor Alfredo “Bejo” Romualdez assisted by Atty. Victor Tantoco
(Corporate Secretary/Vice-Pres – Postal Bank) and various department
heads of the City Government. The memorable occasion was also graced
by City Officials, Department Heads, businessmen, and employees and
staff of the City Government.
Everyone cannot help
but be awed and amazed as they finally behold the enormity of this
architectural landmark, this future indoor venue for important events
and conventions in the region. Sheer pride and happiness was evident
in the faces of the whole crowd. Indeed, it can be said that the whole
undertaking today was a great success!
A concert, “I Will
Survive” featuring legendary and contemporary artists took center
stage later in the evening, its firsts in the years to come. The City
Mayor was very happy and grateful to all the Taclobanons for this
noble accomplishment of his administration which funding came from the
coffers of the city. “This is not only for Tacloban City but for the
whole region as well”, he further emphasized.