WATCH. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL CELEBRATES CINCO DE NOVIEMBRE
Provincial officials led by Governor Bong Lacson led this year’s Cinco de Noviembre celebration held at the Provincial Capitol Park and Lagoon in Bacolod City in honor of the bravery and heroism of Negrense forefathers that led to independence.
The program started with a flag-raising ceremony and a short program commemorating the historic bloodless revolution.
The event was attended by Capitol employees, representatives from national government agencies, civil society organizations, non-government organizations, and the media.
Gov. Lacson said that more than 120 years after victory and freedom was secured in the most ingenious and courageous manner, the province remains proud and resolutely grateful for what the heroes of Negros day accomplished notwithstanding the impossibility of circumstances.
“It is my ardent hope that as we celebrate the victories of our past, we will find renewed meaning, resolve, and inspiration to unite and work together to achieve our common goal as a people and as a nation,” he said.
Present in the activity were Board Members Rita Gatuslao, Juvy Pepello, Valentino Miguel Alonso, Jeffrey Tubola, and Sixto Pal Guanzon, Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, and 303rd IB Commander, General Inocencio Pasaporte, NOCPPO Provincial Director Police Colonel Leo Pamittan, among others.
Every November 5 is celebrated as Negros Day, and it is a non-working holiday in the province by virtue of Republic Act 6709 which took effect on February 10, 1989.
The 124th Negros Day is themed, “Pasidungog sa mga Bag-o nga Baganihan sang Probinsiya”.