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Cinco de Noviembre Honors the New Heroes with Awards

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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.




Bigtime Illegal Drug Suspect in Silay Nabbed

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A bigtime illegal drug personality in Silay City was arrested in a raid and confiscated volumes of suspected shabu and firearms by Silay PNP 7:30pm Monday.

Ryan Javier, 32, married, of Sitio Basurahan, Brgy. Mambulac, Silay City was arrested on the strength of a search warrant issued by Judge Dyna Doll Chiongson-Trocio of the Regional Trial Court, Branch-40, Silay City.

Negros Occ. Marks 116th ‘Bloodless Revolution’

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Three events will give impetus to the 116th Cinco de Noviembre celebration today in Negros Occidental.

Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. will lead the activities at 7:45 am flag raising ceremony at the Provincial Capitol Lagoon and Park, where a short program will be held. Prayer lead by Negros Occidental singing Ambassadors, Pambansang Awit by the NOHS Brass Band, 303rd Infantry Brigade and Negros Occidental Singing Ambassadors; a short presentation on Cinco de Noviembre by USLS MassKara Theater Ensemble; Gov. Marañon to deliver a message and turn-over provincial funded projects to respective recipients by the Government, Vice Gov. Eugenio Lacson with the provincial officials and department heads.

This will be followed by the Heroes March at 9:00 a.m. from the Lagoon to the Bacolod Public Plaza where a commemorative program for the heroes rally will be held. The march will be led by the 303rd Infantry Brigade Philippine Army under Col. Jon Aying, commanding officer. It will be started with the rationale by Mr. Roque Hofileña who will present the significance of November 5 in the lives of Negrenses, then messages from Francesca Santiago, Grade 8 student, USLS, and Sherlie Anne Sancho, Grade 6, Dalison Elem. School, EB Magalona, Negros Occ. followed by ecumenical prayer from different religious aggrupations, and unity dance of Gawad Kalingaw dance troupe.

In third event is the Pasidungog program at the Capitol Social Hall where Gov. Marañon assisted by Vice Gov. Lacson will present an award to the Negrense Volunteers for Change Foundation, Inc. lead by Ms Millie Kilayko.

According to the Governor, the foundation has been doing a lot for the people of Negros Occidental even before typhoon Yolanda. They have constructed school buildings, distributed relief goods and fishing boats to Yolanda victims, and a lot more.

Considering that 116 years ago, Negros was liberated from the Spanish invaders when the two Negrense generals tricked the enemies by using improvised cannons that led to the surrender of Spanish soldiers. From Bago City, the late General Juan Araneta, and from Silay City, the late General Aniceto Lacson led the revolt. They marched from their respective places to the public plaza of Bacolod City where the commander of the Spanish soldiers surrendered.

CENECO to Open Tomorrow Nov. 5

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The Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) is informing the public that the collection section at its Mabini Main Office will be open tomorrow Nov. 5, Wednesday, from 8AM to 12NN, to accept payments for electricity bills. Its Bago City and Silay City Field City field offices will however be closed, while its Talisay City and Murcia field offices will be open the whole day, from 8AM to 5PM.

“This is to accommodate paying consumers tomorrow Cinco de Noviembre which is declared as an official local holiday to commemorate ‘Negros Day’,” CENECO management said.*

Police Nabs Housewife in Manapla Drug Raid

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Manapla PNP arrested a housewife suspected to be a shabu dealer in Brgy. 1-A, Manapla town at dawn yesterday.

Police Senior Inspector Edencio Gregorio identified the suspect as Rona Orbina, 43, the subject of a search warrant issued by the court.

Gregorio said, they (with two barangay officials) raided the house about 4:45am yesterday to be sure the suspect was still inside.

The suspect is known to be in the business of distributing illegal drugs in the town and gets supplies from Bacolod City, Gregorio said.

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