In Memoriam A Great and Famous Negrense: The Late Alfredo Montelibano, Sr.

Today, August 19, 2015 is not only the birthday of President Manuel L. Quezon but also a memorable day for the Province of Negros Occidental and all Negrenses as it marks the 26th death Anniversary of Alfredo Montelibano Sr., one of the greatest Negrenses in the history of Negros Occidental and also this country.


The late Don Alfredo Montelibano, Sr. with then Manila Archbishop Jaime L. Cardinal Sin at an important occasion.*

During the Second World War, he was Island Governor of Negros, during which he governed the civil government of the Free Negros with headquarters in the mountains of Murcia and what is now Salvador Benedicto until the Liberation in 1945.

He was the first City Mayor of the Chartered City of Bacolod.

“Agurang Peding“ is well remembered as he was the foremost exponent of social labor practices and compassion for the working man.

He occupied many positions in the government, also as President of Planters’ Products, Inc. and was very well respected for his integrity and probity as an outstanding public official.*