Bing Leonardia victorious after Bacolod charter day correction
History has been revised for the better.
Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia’s could not contain his joy after the Senate approved a proposed law that changes the Bacolod City Charter Day to June 18, which he claims is the correct date for the record.
Senators unanimously approved the bill on Tuesday, Sept. 11. It will soon be referred for President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature.
“Legality, logic and reason prevailed. The senators saw it the way we saw it. We believe we were able to convince the senators with the merits of our arguments. All considered, this is the only way we should interpret these events in our history. After 80 years, we will now have our history in proper order,” Leonardia said.
“We owe it to our future generations that we observe and celebrate what actually our officials and forefathers did for our city.”
Still, the MassKara Festival will be held every October.