A sweet celebration was held for the residents of Barangay Malamig in the city of Mandaluyong as officials presented a large “flag cake” to mark the country’s 124th Independence Day on Sunday June 12.
The cake was a Barangay Malamig project led by Councilor Cynthia Caluya and Barangay Malamig President Marlon Manalo, which serves as their contribution to the festivities.
The cake, baked and designed to resemble the Philippine flag, was nine feet long, five feet wide and one foot thick. Caluya said the cake could feed around 1,000 people.
The barangay also made a similar flag cake for the Independence Day celebration in 2021, which they gave away to frontliners in the city.
The cake was made for at least a week before the event, finishing its final designs on Saturday evening, by around ten bakers.
Mandaluyong City Mayor Carmelita “Menchie” Abalos led the cake cutting ceremony, taking the first slice of the cake to officially open it for public consumption outside Chiskeyk’s Cafe and Bakeshop on Dansalan Street at 10 hours.
Eager residents lined up with their own plates, containers and utensils.
Mayor Abalos said the Independence Day celebration is not only to commemorate the past, but also to be grateful for the present and help unite and uplift communities hand in hand with local government.
She also said that this program also kicks off the celebration of Nutrition Month in July.
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