We are deeply humbled by the recognition of the Senate of the Philippines to the contributions made by my late father, Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., as a public servant for more than five decades.
The passage of Senate Bill No. 544 , authored by Majority Floorleader Juan Miguel Zubiri of Bukidnon and co-authored by all senators present in a virtual session early this week, was a source of comfort for us, especially for our mother, in our time of grief.
The Senate’s homage, taking into account his works advancing the protection of the 32,000-hectare Sagay Marine Reef and the Visayan Sea, and other environmental causes as well as advocacies on organic farming, sustainable agri-aqua development, coal-free Negros, livelihood opportunities for the marginalized, and efforts at uniting Negrenses, indicated that he left a big shoe to fill in not only for us, his children, but for all who will continue his legacy for the glory of God and for the greater good of all Negrosanons.
On behalf of the Marañon family, therefore, I am reiterating my sincerest gratitude to the esteemed members of the Senate for honoring my father.