The surrender of the Spanish forces to Negrense revolutionaries on Nov. 6, 1898 will be marked at the Freedom Foundation in front of the Bacolod City Hall at Araneta Street in Bacolod City 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dr. Violeta Gonzaga, chairman of the Historical Committee of the Bacolod Cultural Foundation, said in a press release yesterday.
Cinco de Noviembre, a provincial holiday, commemorates the passion and drama of the revolution led by Negrense Generals Aniceto Lacson of Talisay, and Juan Araneta of Bago, she said.
The culmination of their “revolution”, an act of the rebels armed with camouflaged canons of banana trunks, ended with the capitulation of the Spanish forces’ on the Nov. 6, 1898, she said in the press release.
The Bacolod Cultural Foundation invites all history loving Bacolenos, teachers and students of history to celebrate this event with the City Mayor and other officials, at the Freedom Foundation, in front of the Old City Hall, the press release said.
Natural Organic Negrense Merienda, reminiscent of the 1898 era will be served to the guests and participants, the press release added.*