120th Cinco de Noviem­bre cel­e­bra­tion un­der­way in Bago City

Watchmen Daily Journal - - Front Page -

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.

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