Thursday, June 30, 2016

Public Market sets-up Presidential inauguration screening venue

DAVAO CITY June 30 (PIA)- Mallengke, a commercial strip located inside the Bankerohan Public Market complex has established a livestreaming viewing area for the inauguration of erstwhile Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as the country’s newest President.

Tenants, shoppers and members of the media congregated in the area to watch their beloved Mayor being sworn in as the country’s chief executive.

Nelita Bañagaw  leasing operations manager of Northbank Holdings who owns the commercial area said they decided to set up the livestreaming area to provide an opportunity for shoppers and tenants to watch live on a wide LCD projector screened thru a 10x10 tarpaulin the goings-on of the historic day.

The tenants were initially excited about the event, Bañagaw  said.

The screening attracted a motley crowd mostly market-goers and shoppers in the area.

I thought there were many who were doing it (livestreaming venue) but we realize we were the only mall doing the livestreaming event.” Bañagaw    said, several media outfits also covered the event.

“I am really excited because a Dabawneyo has become the country’s president and he is no less than our Mayor.” Says  Kristoffer Fuentes who was buying fruits in the market when he decided to drop by at the livestreaming venue.

The viewing center became lively as the crowd cheered when President Duterte arrived in Malacanang and met with outgoing President Benigno Aquino III. They also cheered when the outgoing President left the Palace, which symbolized the peaceful transfer of power to the long-time Davao City Mayor.

Apart from the Mallengke, a livestreaming venue was at San Pedro Street, in giant LED screen infront of the Davao City Hall.  (PIA/RG Alama)

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