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Celebrating the Life of A Leader Who Inspire Leaders

Governor Alfredo Galicia Maranon, Jr. was born in Sagay City, Negros Occidental on December 21, 1935. Today, he is one of the most distinguished, respected and recognized leaders of Negros Occidental. I worked with the good governor some 8 years ago and saw for myself why he is so.

Last week, on my birthday – December 14, 2018 – out of the blue, he decided to raise my hand as his choice for mayor of Bacolod. I considered it as his birthday gift to me. Today, on his birthday, I have nothing to give that would mean a lot to him. He has everything. And has lived a full life. All I have are these pictures – which show how much he has done for both Negros Occidental and Bacolod City.

The Governor endorsing me as his choice for mayor of Bacolod in 2019

These images are all I have as a present to a man who is very dear to me because he gave me a chance to be part of his journey as a leader.

Presenting my TOWNS (The Outstanding Women in Nation Service ) Award to the Governor
The Governor receiving the Certificate of Registration of the Negros First CyberCentre from PEZA former Director General Lilia De Lima
The Governor with current PEZA Director General Charito Plaza duing her visit to Bacolod
The Governor signing the Lease Agreement with Ubiquity Global Services
The Governor welcoming the IT Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) Talent Development Group
The Governor welcoming welcome former Senator Ed Angara to the CyberCentre
Opening of the Negros Island Game Development Conference
Signing of incubation agreement of startups at the CyberCentre
With EMC Academic Alliance from India
Presenting the Center of Excellence Award of Bacolod
Opening of Bacolod Healthcare Information Management (HIM) Summit
Welcoming 51Talk Philippines to Bacolod
Discussing with Regus and JLL on ICT infrastructure
Opening of Negros HR ICT Summit

I can go on with more pictures of the Governor to show all the things he has supported but let me show the posters of the projects which the governor supported and funded for ICT.

At the end of the day, these images will show how a man has dedicated his life in helping the province and Bacolod. I will always look up to him as my mentor and my example. I thank the Lord for allowing our paths to cross. Happy Birthday Governor!!!

ATTY. JOCELLE BATAPA-SIGUE • Named as one of The Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service of the Philippines or TOWNS for 2016 in the field of Information and Communications Technology or ICT • Positions: Past Vice President (2018) and Past President (2010-2012) and Past Trustee (2013-2017) of the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines or NICP • Founder, Former President and Current Executive Director of the Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for ICT or BNEFIT • Served for 3 terms as councilor of Bacolod City • Chosen as one of Asia Society Top Ten Philippines 21 Young Leaders in 2009 • Chosen as the Eisenhower Fellow of the Philippines in 2012 • Awarded as Philippine Individual Contributor of the Year during the International ICT Awards given by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines

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