Center receives recognition during the Don Mariano Awards 2013

| September 28, 2013

Last September 8, 2013 was the 136th birth anniversary of Mariano Avila Mercado, mayor of Carcar in the 1920s. During his administration, Mercado built the Carcar Dispensary, formerly health center before and after the war and is now a museum, the swimming pool just behind the dispensary which served as American soldiers’ recreation area, the Rizal monument, the Carcar Rotunda, the city’s landmark, and improvements in the Mainit and Mabugnaw springs in barangay Guadalupe.

To commemorate his birthday, the family of Don Mercado, Catalina Mercado-Lucero, the only child and her children and grandchildren pay back to a grateful community by recognizing individuals and institutions who have contributed to the development of the city. Last year, the Mercado family recognized the outstanding Barangay Health Workers of Carcar City. This year, the family decided to recognize retired octogenarians who contributed to the development of the city and even the province. The awardees are all natives of Carcar and have rendered service for the constituents of Carcar.

Together with this year’s awardees, special recognition was given to the Cebuano Studies Center of the University of San Carlos for being the repository and source of important information and history of Carcar and its prominent personalities. Also, Trizer Dale Mansueto was recognized as the valuable researcher and curator of the Mariano Mercado memorabilia.



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