SURIGAO CITY, Sept. 3 (PIA) -- For the third time in a row, the port community led by Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) Port Management Office-Surigao snatched the top prize in this year’s Float Parade Competition during the city’s 43rd Charter Day celebration on August 31.
PPA’s entry was a crowd-drawer where people pose for picture-taking as they were amazed of it’s design and rendition of the "Bayanihan Spirit" as depicted by 'representatives' of national and local agencies behind the backdrop of City Hall’s replica.
For its feat, PPA-Surigao's entry bagged the top prize followed by DepEd Surigao City Division and SMWD for the second and third prizes, respectively.
Representatives of the port community included Port Manager Isidro Bustaslac, Jr., PPSupt Foilan Caturla, Teresita Maquiling, Engr. Carmelito Abitona, Engr. Allan Yap, Engr. Jun Bayang, Leo Ebuña, Isidric Labastida, Noli Nusog and the engineering outsourced personnel of PPA, Director Emmanuel Carpio of MARINA, Commander Zenmond Duque of Phil. Coast Guard, Lieutenant Commander Primitivo Novo of Phil. Navy, Collector Oswaldo Geli of Bureau of Customs and Henry Garcia of Provincial Customs Brokerage Services Incorporated. (FEA/Jun Parada and Dixon Gonzales/PIA-Caraga)