NEGRENSES took to social media to highlight the campaign to stop the abolition of the Negros Island Region (NIR), following reports that the executive order (EO) creating the region will be repealed.
On Thursday night, the “Prayer for NIR,” posted beside a figure of a young girl praying on bended knees, circulated on Facebook.
Part of the prayer said, “Our Father in Heaven, we come to you with humility in our hearts… Today, we humbly seek your face in the midst of desolation and fear for our beloved Negros Island Region.”
Lord, enlighten the mind of our President to think about the future of the five million Negrenses,” it further said.
The prayer ended with: “Give him the wisdom to listen to the voices of the Negrenses and most importantly, arm him with the courage to say “No, I will not sign the EO.”
Also circulating on Facebook are various hashtags calling to stop the abolition of the NIR. These include #5MillionNegrense, #Save NIR, #YesToNIR accompanied with the statement “Because a 20-year dream deserves a reality,” referring to the two decades of Negrense campaign
for a one-island region.
Facebook pages were also set up calling to save NIR, including one enjoining Negrenses to wear black shirt, arm band, ribbon, or baller from October 15 to November 5 to show their love for NIR.