Posted:5:42 AM (Manila Time) | Jun. 16, 2002
Araw ng Maynila
June 24 marks the anniversary of the proclamation of Manila as the nation's capital (1571). It is celebrated with a parade, film festival and concerts held all over the city.Week-long celebration marks Manila's 431 years
This will be followed at 6 p.m. in the same venue by
the Patnubay ng Sining and Kalinangan Awards, given every year to honor outstanding
A four-day food festival will start June 21 along the seawall of Roxas Boulevard in front of the Plaza Rajah Sulayman in Malate. Hotels, cafes and restaurants in Manila will put up booths in the area.
On June 22, the awards night of the revived Manila Film Festival will be held at the Aquino Stadium.
At 8:30 p.m. on June 23, the Galician Cruciero monument will be unveiled on the plaza beside the Bureau of Immigration building. The 23rd Manila Jockey Club's Grand Copa de Manila horse races start at 4 p.m. at the San Lazaro Hippodrome.
In the morning of June 24, Atienza will lead city officials in inaugurating the renovated Plaza Sulayman. In the evening, a street party will be held at the renovated square, with a fireworks display and a free concert by the rock group Rivermaya as the main attractions.
That same night, a testimonial dinner will be held at the Manila Hotel to honor this year's outstanding Manileņos.
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