26 October 2006

The 2nd Raul Roco Day

TODAY is the late Senator Raul S. Roco's birthday. For the second time, Naga celebrates the Raul S. Roco Day, in honor of its favorite son.

The Naga City Government website carries a story on the celebration, built around the theme "Great Leader, Keen Reader."

People have milled into the second floor of the city library, which the city government renamed Raul S. Roco Library in honor of the late senator. The members of the Roco clan came in full force, headed by the grand matriarch Rosario Sagarbarria Roco, Raul's mother; his widow Sonia (who is poised for a Senate run); and former Camarines Sur Rep. Sulpicio "Cho" Roco. So are the remaining members of the late senator's high school class at the Ateneo de Naga.

Bukidnon Rep. Nereus Acosta, a Liberal partymate of City Mayor Jesse Robredo, is also on hand, adding weight to the occasion.

The traditional media outfits (print, radio and TV) are amply represented, so is the new media.:)

This afternoon's event will be highlighted by the launching of the Raul S. Roco Youth Achievement Award, with Eugenia "Eggie" Duran Apostol, the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication, as guest of honor.