120th Cinco de Noviembre celebration underway in Bago City
The annual Al Cinco de Noviembre observance, which commemorates the 1898 Negros Revolution, when the Spanish surrendered to Negrense troops, resulting in a shortlived 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 Sigabong was also a 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.
An Al Cinco de Noviembre float paraded the streets of Bago City as part of the annual celebration.