The provincial government of Negros Occidental gave due recognition to members of the Negros Volunteers for Change Foundation, Inc (NVCF) led by its president Millie Kilayko which capped the whole day activities commemorating the 116th Cinco de Noviembre, dubbed Negros Day of Negros Occidental.
"L-R: Dr. Marilyn Marañon, Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr, and Millie Kilayko, president, NVCF, Inc. who was awarded as new heroes of Negros Occidental to highlight the 116th Cinco de Noviembre depicting the heroes of bloodless revolution in Negros 116 years ago.* (Capitol photo)
Members of Negros Volunteers for Change Foundation (NVCF) Inc. pose for posterity with Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. and wife Dr. Marilyn Marañon (center) after the Pasidungog /awarding ceremony last night at the Capitol social hall.*(Capitol photo)
The event jibed with the bloodless revolution in Nov. 5, 1898, when the two Negrense generals, the late Juan Araneta from Bago City and the late Aniceto Lacson from Silay City led the revolution against the Spanish colonialization by using improvised wooden and bamboo cannons that deceived the Spanish soldiers.
The awarding ceremony yesterday gave due recognition to the heroic deeds of NVCF that leads to change lives of the people/beneficiaries. It is a matter of how we share to every affected individual. The main philosophy is LOVE to share, the governor said.
NVC, created in 2010, was able to extend support to the less privileged not only in Negros Occidental, but also in other parts of the country. Upgraded 7 science laboratories in public schools; provided 70 public school libraries with books; built 193 classrooms at P74,000.00 per two classroom building with comfort rooms for public schools; provided 3,019,397 mingo meals with children in various parts of the country; provided 3,953 fiberboats at P25,000.00 per boat with motor/engine to fishermen who were victims of Typhoon Yolanda; trained residents in Bacolod City, Talisay City and Hinigaran in Negros Occidental on mosaic and crochet crafts; taught fishermen and other shoreline residents on fiberglass technology in Sagay, Negros Occidental and Javier, Leyte; out of P106,178,539.80 donations received, spent P93,084,781.48 for emergency relief, and other livelihood projects in several areas: Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Cebu, Bohol, Masbate, Palawan, Zamboanga, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Davao, Metro Manila, Leyter, Samar, Biliran, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, and Catanduanes.