at Charter Day rites
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
The invited guest of honor, business tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan, did not show up, but the 75th (diamond) Charter Day Anniversary program of Bacolod City went on Saturday at the public plaza.
Pangilinan only sent his representatives, Rene Meily and Paul Gueco, and reportedly told Mayor Monico Puentevella that he could not come due to an equally important endeavor abroad.
Two outstanding city employees and 20 Bacoleños, who have excelled in their respective fields, were given recognition by Puentevella and the Sangguniang Panlungsod members and this was one of the highlights of Saturday’s 75th Charter Day Anniversary program.