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Bago City

6-Month Pregnant Woman Dies in Mishap

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A 6-month-old pregnant woman was declared dead on arrival at the Bago City District Hospital due to head and body injuries Wednesday afternoon.

SPO1 Raul Guaves, Bago City PNP traffic investigator identified the victim as Lorelie Jerez, 26, married, of Purok Mahogany, Brgy. Napoles, Bago.

Jerez was with six other tricycle passengers driven by Alfredo Coleta, 18, of Purok Tambobo 1, Brgy. Napoles when the tricycle’s rear tire exploded.

Coleta failed to control the tricycle as it accelerated and the victim was thrown several meters away, Guaves added.

Bacolod City Marks 6 de Noviembre

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The Bacolod City government and the Bacolod City Cultural Foundation, Inc. marked the 116th anniversary of the Act of Capitulation or surrender of Spanish Forces to Local Filipino Forces on November 6, 1898 in Bacolod City, with a program and wreath-laying at the Fountain of Justice.


L-R: BACOLOD Councilor Alex Paglumotan, Norma Garbanzos, Councilor Em Ang, BCFI president Araceli Mirano and Dr. Ma. Cecilia Nava in front of the marker for the historic surrender of Spanish forces in Negros on November 6, 1898, located at the Fountain of Justice*

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.




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.

Bago City to Celebrate 116th Al Cinco de Noviembre

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The City of Bago, home to General Juan Araneta, will once again celebrate the 116th Al Cinco de Noviembre with various activities lined-up to commemorate the historic bluff that freed the island of Negros from the Spanish regime.


The General Juan Araneta Monument in Bago City


2014 Augustinian Recollect Student Leaders Congress delegates with Secretary to the Bacolod Mayor Mr. Ramonito Lastima at the Bacolod People’s House recently.* (CMO-PIO photo)

Today, November 4 at the City Coliseum, a one day Job Fair brought agencies closer to Bagonhons who hoped to be employed, while the Information Center for Environment sponsors a Wildlife Forum in-line with the Wildlife Month celebration at the Community Center.

Tonight, one of the 10 lovely ladies endowed with beauty and brains will be crowned as next Lin-ay sang Bago 2014. The said event is a concerted effort of the City Government of Bago and non-government organization Today’s Responsive Youth (TRY). The candidates for this are Sharmine Love Arguelles, Lornelyn Dormido, Kirsten Pia Gicaro, Sweetzelle Joy Guzon, Vanesa Lara Magallon, Geneva Napagao, Kezeiah Rosales, Mikee Joy Sabidonia, Abbigail Simon and Mary Grace Torres.

Tomorrow November 5, the festivities will start with thanksgiving masses which will be offered in all the churches in the city. It will be followed by a floral offering ceremony at the Gen. Juan “Tan Juan” Araneta monument, led by Mayor Ramon Torres and Vice-Mayor Nicholas Yulo, city councilors, department heads, officials from the national and local offices, NGOs, students, war veterans and the heirs of Tan Juan.

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