Neg. Occ. honoring five
BY CARLA GOMEZ
A Cabinet secretary, a multi-awarded chef, a woman who has empowered others, a charity worker, and a palay seed grower are this year's five outstanding Negrenses.
Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Juliano Soliman will be honored for public service, Antonio Agustin “Tony Boy” Montilla Escalante for culinary arts and business, Dr. Cecilia Dreyfus Del Castillo for women empowerment and microfinance, Araceli “Bukay” Garcia Ramos for community health service, and Romeo Reyes Belmonte for agriculture.
They will be honored by the Negros Occidental provincial government at the 114 th Cinco de Noviembre rites at the provincial Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City at 5:30 p.m. today, in the presence of their families and the descendants of the heroes of the 1898 Cinco de Noviembre revolution.