Guardians of History

by Neil Solomon L. Locsin

The Negros Occidental Historical Council (NOHC) was founded by then Gov. Alfredo L. Montelibano Jr. (Provincial Board Res. 33) on January 15, 1971. Aurelio Locsin was its first chairman. It's one of the oldest historical councils in the country. Its primary mandate is to promote and nurture the value of history, culture and heritage in the province of Negros Occidental.

The NOHC has been assisting academic researchers and persons interested in the past stories of the province. Its office in the north wing of the Provincial Capitol houses research material and a modest archive. The NOHC also conducts outreach programs geared for awareness of history amongst the youth and educators.

On November 5, 2018, on the 120th Anniversary of the Cinco de Noviembre Revolution, the Board of Directors of the Negros Occidental Historical Council was awarded "Outstanding Negrenses (in the field of History and Culture) by the late Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr.

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