Bing Leonardia keeps this holy New Year tradition alive


Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia kicked off the New Year with a religious practice which he believes has been guiding Bacolod for years.

Apart from fireworks and good food with family, the politiko ticked another item on his New Year to-do list. The Leonardias showed up early January 1 at the city hall to re-install the image of the Barangay sang Birhen by the lobby.

The mayor started the trend in 2011, and he’s followed through yearly.