MERGE The Philippine flag is laid on the coffin of former governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. at the St. Joseph Parish Church in Sagay City, yesterday*

Negros honors Marañon

The Philippine flag flew at half-staff in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City yesterday in honor of former governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., 84, who passed away Thursday night after dedicating more than five decades of his life to public service.

The hearse carrying the remains of Marañon and his family led by his wife, Dr. Marilyn Marañon, made a brief stop yesterday afternoon in front of the Negros Occidental Capitol in Bacolod City where he served as governor from 2010 to 2019 for rites in his honor.

His remains were then brought to his hometown in Sagay City where he will be laid to rest Sunday. moremoremore

UNegA vows to
continue legacy, work

“We grieve the passing of our founder but our loss motivates us to continue the legacy and values that he left,” the United Negros Alliance officials and members yesterday said following the death of former Negros Occidental governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. Thursday night.

“We commit to continue to uphold honesty, integrity and professionalism in the public service, for which Gov. Marañon was admired. We shall aim to achieve his vision of a better and progressive province of Negros Occidental,” the UNegA statement said.

Marañon, at the time of his death, was chairman of UNegA. The party’s president is Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer and its secretary general is Cadiz Mayor Salvador Escalante. moremoremore


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Biz sector honors Marañon

The business community in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City honored the legacy of the late governor, Alfredo “Freddie” Marañon Jr.

Frank Carbon, Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive officer, said the business group had worked with Marañon for many years, “We could say, it's a life lived to the fullest,” he said.

Among the projects they had worked with the late governor were on livestock, blue swimming crab, and very recently, his white shrimps' venture, Carbon said.