The annual Al Cinco de Noviembre observance, which commemorates the 1898 Negros Revolution, when the Spanish surrendered to Negrense troops, resulting in a short-lived Negros Republic, is underway in Bago City.
According to a city government release, the General Juan Araneta Monument, which pays tribute to the revolutionary leader, will serve as the “center of the celebration.”
The celebration began with a thanksgiving mass over the weekend at the city’s Saint John the Baptist Parish, followed by a floral offering at the monument, which was attended by Bago City Mayor Nicholas Yulo, Vice Mayor Ramon Torres, members of the City Council, among others.
There was also a Sigabong sang mga Kanyon competition, where participants performed reenactments of the historic event; along with the 10th Bago City Fancy Drill competition.
November 5 is recognized as a special non-working holiday in Negros, established by RA 6709./WDJ