NEGRENSE book author, researcher, and former teacher Dr. Ma. Cecilia Locsin-Nava has introduced her book titled "Mga Sugilanon sang Negros," which she started to bring about in 1986.
The said book is a collection and translation of the various local legends, folktales, myths, culture, history, and literature which she wants to share with the young generation through her collaboration with the Department of Education (DepEd).
In her recent interview over GMA Regional TV hosted by Adrian Prietos, Dr. Nava correlated her works to American film director Steven Spielberg because it took her 35 years to finish the book which involved a lot of research.
The book author wishes to impart those local tales to the younger generation so that they could learn to value the importance of these local stories, she said.
The book was launched during the Tour at the Negros Museum as part of the Culture Hub Circuit Tour.
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, Board Members Juvy Pepello, Agustin Ernesto Bascon, Miguel Alonso, and Jose Benito Alonso; Mayors Raymund Tongson of Himamaylan City, Manuel Escalante III of Manapla, Gerry Roxas of Murcia, and Rex Jalandoon of La Carlota City; 303rd Brigade Commander, Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, and Provincial Administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, and other guests graced the book launch.
Copies of the said book were distributed to guests and turned over to DepEd Negros Occidental through Schools Division Superintendent, Marsette Sabbaluca.
Guests were welcomed by the Museum Executive Director, Tanya Lopez, and president, Lyn Gamboa.
Gov. Bong Lacson said that the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental is always supportive and thankful to the Negros Museum and Negros Cultural Foundation for sharing their expertise and dedication in promoting and preserving the rich history, culture, and tradition of the province.
"We, the present-day Negrenses, heirs of the richness of our heritage, and aware of its worth and importance, must consciously endeavor to preserve the aspects of our customs and traditions, which make Negros Occidental and its people distinct," said Gov. Lacson.
He also said that the inclusion of Negros Museum in the Cultural Hub will greatly benefit all Negrenses and guests; and that it is of great importance and value to be reminded of the Negrense resilience, grit, and grace in this time of crisis.