Capitol honors heroes,
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The 111th anniversary of Cinco de Noviembre, when Negrense forces in 1898 liberated Negros from Spanish rule, was celebrated in yesterday with several reenactments of the event and the honoring of heroes and outstanding taxpayers of the province.
“The theme for this year's celebration is ‘Nurturing Modern Day Heroes Toward A Culture of Change', which is a fitting challenge to reflect, not only on the heroism of our forefathers, but also on what we can contribute as Negrenses to help make our province one of the most progressive in the country,” Gov. Isidro Zayco said, at rites held at the Provincial Capitol Park in Bacolod City .
“All of us can be heroes for each other if only we chouse to open our hearts to the needs of others. We need to enliven among us the spirit of bayanihan or volunteerism. Our forebears used this very powerful weapon to win their battles 111 years ago,” he said.