Dulay is 109th Baguio day guest speaker

BAGUIO CITY – Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) main man Caesar Dulay, a Baguio boy, will be the guest speaker in the 109th Charter Day Anniversary program of the City on Sept. 1 at the Baguio City National High School gymnasium.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Wednesday said his office has received confirmation of Dulay’s acceptance of the invitation to this year’s program.

He was invited to the same program last year but declined due to pressing commitments.

The 70-year old Dulay grew up in Mankayan, Benguet and in Baguio City where he tucked in his Philosophy and English degree from the St. Louis University in 1966.

Dulay was appointed as BIR chief in June 2016, his first foray into government service after serving for 45 years in corporate and contract, litigation, aviation and regulatory law, international relations, insolvency and rehabilitation proceedings, management of corporate and legal departments and the investigation and hearing of bar discipline cases, according to Baguio newsman Malen Catajan.

“Billy (his nickname) took his law studies at the Ateneo De Manila and was admitted into the bar in 1971, since then, he has worked in various companies and recently was a commissioner for the Commission for Bar Discipline in the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and was also part of the legal team of the Philippine Airlines and has worked at the Agusan Woods, a lumber company based in Davao City,” Catajan reported.

As this developed, the Baguio Day preparations committee is finalizing the events lined up for the Baguio Day celebration.

Coun. Elmer Datuin said this year’s celebration will highlight culture and creativity in cognizance of the City’s declaration as a Creative City in the fielf of Crafts and Folk Arts by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Traditional highlights, apart from the program and parade, include the awarding of the outstanding citizens, the Baguio Day Health Fair, Ms. Baguio pageant, Job Fair, concerts, cultural shows and various sports competitions.

By  Aileen P. Refuerzo

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