ILOILO CITY Hall employees are taking a break from their routine in celebration of Valentine’s Day this week.
Plaza Libertad turned red – the color of Valentine’s Day – as city hall officials, regular employees, and job hires came in red attire during the flag-raising ceremony on Feb 12, 2018 instead of their prescribed green uniform.
“Mayor Joe Espinosa III wants the employees to feel the celebration,” said City Administrator Hernando Galvez.
Galvez said there is even a suggestion that city hall employees “wear their emotions” this week through a color-coded uniform.
“There is a suggestion to wear pink if you think you’re in a relationship already, blue if you married your best friend, red if you married your soul mate, black if you are sad and you’re not in love, yellow if you are available and single, gray if you are almost in a relationship, white if your crush ignores you, green if you are single but unavailable, and violet if you are LGBT,” he said.
But the mayor has yet to decide on the suggestions.
This is not the first time that city hall employees took a break from wearing the prescribed office attire since Espinosa assumed as mayor.
Recently, the mayor required the employees to come to the Flag Raising Ceremony in rubber shoes for a Zumba session.
The flag-raising ceremony was also made livelier with presentations of the host City Hall department.