From: Public Information Section
Category: Capitol News
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. together with Vice Governor Eugenio Jose V. Lacson led the celebration of the 115th Cinco de Noviembre at the Capitol Lagoon, yesterday.
In his message, Gov. Marañon urged Negrenses to understand that the celebration is more than just a special non-working holiday.
“This celebration reflects how rich the province is not only in resources but also intelligent and industrious people who sacrificed their lives and fought for our liberty.”
The governor also called for unity and encouraged the people to work together to improve the lives of the underprivileged and attain progress in the province.
“I also challenge our brothers in the mountains that our main enemy is not the government but hunger, poverty and injustice,” the governor added.
Gov. Marañon with Vice Governor Lacson and Board Member Miller Serondo also turned over checks amounting to P700,000 to the beneficiaries of the Provincial Insurance Program for Barangay tanods and officials.
Members of the 303rd IB PA led by Col. Jon Aying and the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office headed by PSSupt. Milko Lirazan also joined in the celebration together with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of the Philippines, students, various civic groups, other government agencies and employees of the provincial government.* /Capitol News