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San Juan Metropolis Mayor takes stand vs rowdy revelers throughout Wattah Wattah Pageant

San Juan City Mayor Takes Stand Against Rowdy Revelers during the Wattah Wattah Festival

San Juan Metropolis Mayor Francis Zamora on Friday accompanied a Lalamove rider in submitting a grievance towards a reveler who allegedly drenched the rider, his cell phone, and the paperwork he was carrying in the course of the Wattah Wattah Pageant final June 24.

In his grievance, Eustaquio Rapal mentioned he was performing his duties as a Lalamove rider when he encountered the rowdy reveler.

Zamora assured the general public that the town authorities would offer all essential assist to Rapal and different complainants of their pursuit of justice.

The Mayor additionally emphasised the significance of sustaining peace and respect throughout public celebrations.

“I’m very disillusioned with the habits of some who managed to place a blight on the celebration of the Feast of St. John the Baptist,” he mentioned.

“We is not going to tolerate any type of misconduct that disrupts our group occasions and endangers the well-being of our residents. Our metropolis’s festivals are supposed to unite us in celebration, to not be tarnished by the reckless actions of some,” he added.

The Wattah Wattah Pageant is a cherished occasion in San Juan Metropolis the place residents and guests douse water to commemorate the feast of St. John the Baptist, symbolizing baptism.

“Truthfully, I’m unhappy and offended due to a number of individuals who triggered hassle. We meant to have a peaceable celebration of the Feast of St. John the Baptist however it was ruined by what occurred, which additionally ruined the nice picture of San Juan,” Zamora mentioned in Filipino.

Zamora mentioned he takes full duty for the current disturbance.

He additionally introduced the creation of “Basaan Zones” the place residents can safely take part within the conventional water dousing exercise. This demonstrates a dedication to addressing previous points whereas preserving cultural traditions in a managed surroundings, the native authorities mentioned.

“Beginning subsequent 12 months and in our succeeding fiesta celebrations, San Juan will designate a selected space or Basaan Zone the place residents can observe the standard water dousing actions of the competition,” he mentioned.

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