Locsin to lead 2019 ‘Outstanding Negrosanon’ awardees

first_imgThe four otherawardees are Rodolfo Reveche, who will be recognized for his contribution toCulture and Arts Promotion for Community Development; Jesus Antonio Orbida onOrganic Farming; Charlie Co, Visual Arts; and chef Fernando Aracama, CulinaryTourism. Nov. 5 is a special non-workingholiday in Negros Occidental under Republic Act 6709 signed by former presidentCorazon Aquino dated Feb. 10, 1989.(Witha report from PNA/PN) The awarding rites, to be led byNegros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer, willtake place at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall. Locsin, whose family roots are in Silay City, Negros Occidental, willreceive the award for Public Service. It will be part of the province’scommemoration of the Cinco de Noviembre as the day the Negrenses bluffed theSpaniards to gain freedom in 1898. BACOLOD City – Foreign Affairs secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. will leadthis year’s Outstanding Negrosanon awardees.  The program will include the tableaupresentation of “The First Bloodless Revolution” by the Kanlaon Theatre Guildof the Colegio San Agustin Bacolod. Foreign Affairs secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. AFP They will be honored by the provincialgovernment during the Pasidungog ceremony on Nov. 5.    last_img read more

Baker Institute Extends Sympathy to Rabin Family Israelis

first_imgShareCONTACT: Michael CinelliPHONE: (713) 831-4794 BAKER INSTITUTE EXTENDS SYMPATHY TO RABIN FAMILY, ISRAELISThe James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University extends its sympathy to the Rabin family and the people of Israel on the occasion of the assassination ofPrime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Rarely has one man meant so much to a country and to the cause of peace. Rabin’s efforts to promote peace between Israelis and Arabs were truly historic. All parties to the negotiations-Israelis, Arabs and Americans-must make Rabin’s dream of a just and lastingpeace their guiding light in the difficult weeks and months ahead. Former Secretary of State Baker, who worked to bring about face- to-face Arab-Israeli peace talks, describes Rabin’s death as a tragedy. “This is a great loss for Israel, a great loss for peace and, of course, a great loss to me personally because I have lost a goodfriend,” Baker said. “To know Rabin was to understand the meaning ofheroism. His death is a chilling reminder of how important it is forall parties to press forward on the peace process. It provesconclusively that the conflict today is not between Israelis andArabs but between peacemakers and those who are consumed by hate.Only complete and lasting peace can serve as a fitting legacy for aleader of Rabin’s stature.” Edward P. Djerejian, director of the Baker Institute and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, echoed Baker’s sentiments.”Rabin was a unique individual, a soldier statesman who foughtfor Israel in war and peace. He was also a true friend of the UnitedStates,” Djerejian said. “We are all diminished by his loss. But weshould also be inspired by his great example, his extraordinaryaccomplishments and his powerful vision of peace. It is now up to usto make that vision a reality.” ### AddThislast_img read more