Makati Day 2015
Makati City will be celebrating its 345th foundation day anniversary this entire month.
Despite the occasion, no date in connection to the said occasion has been declared a special non-working holiday, perhaps owing to the fact that Makati is the financial and business capital of the Philippines. Check the academic calendar of University of Makati (UMak) in this link as reference.
Despite the absence of a holiday declaration, the city government under Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay has announced a long list of activities to celebrate the said event. It will include the following, according to the city’s official website:
June 5, 2015: Miss Makati 2015
June 8 to 10, 2015: “Feathers in the Fields: The Birds of IRRI” and “Philippine Waterfalls” photo exhibit
Makati City Hall Building 2 Lobby
June 11, 2015: Grand Parade starting from Makati City Hall quadrangle (beginning at 4PM); street party at night
June 19, 2015: Makati City Triple “A” Alumni Achievement Awards (Bel-Air Multipurpose Covered Court)
June 20, 2015: Family Day – Makati City Hall quadrangle
June 24, 2015: Gabi ng Kapatiran (World Trade Center)
June 25, 2015: The Makati Show (Makati Coliseum)
June 26, 2015: The Pasinaya Festival (Bel-Air Multipurpose Covered Court)
It is impossible to think about Makati without thinking of Vice President Jejomar Binay since his family has maintained power in the city for the past three decades. During his 2010 candidacy, Binay peddled his experience as the city’s chief executive as his top qualification in seeking a national post.
In the past year or so, however, his political opponents have rehashed past allegations of corruption during Binay’s tenure as mayor to derail his 2016 presidential bid. A year from now, we’ll know whether Binay can once more use his experience as Makati mayor to achieve electoral success or if it will finally be his kryptonite.