The Negros Occidental provincial government is marking the 120th Cinco de Noviembre celebration on Nov. 5, with the conferment of awards to five outstanding Negrenses, and recognition of Negrense centenarians.
The five outstanding Negrense awardees are Olivia Yanson – humanitarian work, Cherrie de Erit Atilano – sustainable agri-tourism, Jeannette Patindol – academe and literature, Roberto Montelibano – business and entrepreneurship, and Negros Historical Council Inc. – history and culture.
Cinco de Noviembre marks the Negrense uprising against the Spanish colonizers that led to their surrender, and the establishment of the Cantonal Government of Negros.
The provincial government will also honor Negrense centenarians at the Capitol grounds in Bacolod City at 8 a.m. of the same day, where they will be awarded P100,000 each.
The awarding of outstanding Negrenses will be held at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall at 6 p.m. of Nov. 5.
Meanwhile, Silay, Talisay and Bago cities are also celebrating Cinco de Noviembre by honoring the heroes of the Nov. 5, 1898 revolt against Spain.
This year’s celebration of Cinco de Noviembre is anchored on the theme, “Pasidungog sa mga bag-o nga baganihan sang Probinsya (Honoring modern-day heroes of the province)”.
Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson will lead the Cinco de Noviembre celebrations on Nov. 5.*
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