Lacson leads ‘Cinco de Noviembre’

first_img Aside from the festivities, Lacson honored Negrense centenarians. He called “the true Negrense treasures” as they serve as “a bridge between the past and the future.” The governor also led the distribution of the cash benefits to the 33 centenarians. Each beneficiary received P100,000. He also recalled how the revolution was won through the use of fake arms and cannons, which he said “still amazes both the storyteller and the listener.” Lacsoncalled Cinco de Noviembre “the island’s story” and pointed out its uniquenessin terms of war as it was won with a bluff. Also present for the event were Board Members Agustin Ernesto Bascon, Manuel Frederick Ko, Victor Javellana, Jeffrey Tubola, and Sixto Guanzon; provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz; along with members of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Army, civil society organizations, and non-government organizations./PN “Today,we remember the patriotism, bravery, courage, grit, and extraordinary strategyof General Juan Araneta and General Aniceto Lacson in leading thousands ofNegrenses in this most historic bloodless revolt to freedom,” Lacson saidduring his speech yesterday morning. BACOLODCity – Gov. Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson of Negros Occidental led this year’sCinco de Noviembre observance at the Capitol Park and Lagoon in this city. “Inevery nation, there is a story to tell and, in the Philippines, since it’s anarchipelago, every island has its own story too,” Lacson said. Photo courtesy of Brown Eagle Facebooklast_img

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