Famous People from Negros Occidental by Cities and Towns

Here is a list of famous people from the province of Negros Occidental in Western Visayas Region or Region 6. They are arranged by city and by town.

Bacolod
Evelio “Bing” R. Leonardía – Mayor, Former Congressman
El Cid M. Familiaran – Vice Mayor
Alfredo Montelibano, Jr. – Former Governor
Analyn Barro – Actress
Antonio Ledesma Jayme – Former Governor
Anthony Rolando T. Golez, Jr. – Former Congressman
Chanel Morales – Actress, Beauty Queen
Deogracias Estrella – Former Governor
Felix Amante – Former Governor
Fernando Fuentes – Former Governor
Greg G. Gasataya – Current Congressman
Gregorio Pura – Former Governor
Jesus Varela – Former Bishop of the Diocese of Ozamiz
Juan N. Orola, Jr. – Former Congressman
Kuh Ledesma – Singer
Leon Miraflores – Former Governor
Mae Eso Soriano – Athlete in Karate
Matias Hilado – Former Governor
Mercedes K. Alvarez – Former 6th District Congresswoman
Micah Munoz – Actor
Migo Adecer – Actor and singer
Monico O. Puentevella – Former Congressman
Peque Galaga – Film Director
Romeo G. Guanzon – Former Congressman
Susan Roces – Actress

Bago
Nicholas M. Yulo – Mayor
Ramon D. Torres – Vice Mayor
Armin Gustilo – Former Governor
Jose Ruiz de Luzuriaga – Former Governor
Jose Puey, Jr. – Former Governor
Leandro de la Rama Locsin – Former Governor
Mariano Yulo – Former Governor
Ramon Torres – Former Governor
Vargas, Jorge B. – Former Secretary of National Defense, Executive Secretary of President Manuel Quezon
Velasco, Mansueto – Olympics Silver Medalist in Boxing and Comedian
Vicente Gustilo – Former Governor
Yulo, Jose – 6th Chief Justice, 5th Speaker of the House of Representatives

Cadiz
Salvador G. Escalante Jr. – Mayor
Lilia O. Decolongon – Vice Mayor
Amy C. Lazaro-Javier – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Pedro Villena – Former Mayor, grandfather of COMELEC Commissioner Rowena Guanzon
Rowena Guanzon – COMELEC Commissioner, Former Mayor

Escalante
Melecio J. Yap Jr. – Mayor
Johnny A. Gabriel – Vice Mayor

Himamaylan
Rogelio Raymund I. Tongson Jr. – Mayor
Justin Dominic S. Gatuslao – Vice Mayor
Agustin Ramos – Former Governor
Miguel Gatuslao – Former Governor
Valeriano Gatuslao – Former Governor

Kabankalan
Pedro P. Zayco Jr. – Mayor
Raul C. Rivera – Vice Mayor
Isidro Zayco – Former Governor

La Carlota
Luis “Jacky” J. Jalandoni III – Mayor
Dr. Rex R. Jalando-on – Vice Mayor

Sagay
Alfredo D. Marañon III – Mayor
Narciso L. Javelosa Jr. – Vice Mayor
Alfredo Marañon Jr. – Former Governor
Enrique Tangonan Ona, Jr. – Former Secretary of Health
Joseph Marañon – Former Governor

San Carlos
Rene Y. Gustilo – Mayor
Christopher Paul S. Carmona – Vice Mayor
Eugenio Jose Lacson – Governor, Former Vice Governor

Silay
Mark Andrew Arthur J. Golez – Mayor
Thomas Maynard J. Ledesma – Vice Mayor
Benjamin Gomez – Former Governor
Eduardo Ledesma – Former Governor
Emilio Gaston – Former Governor
Ildefonso Coscolluela – Former Governor
José Certeza Locsin – Former Senator, Physician, Former Governor
Manual Lopez – Former Governor
Melecio Severino – First Governor of Negros Occidental during the American Period
Ramon Severino – Former Governor

Sipalay
Ma. Gina M. Lizares – Mayor
Oscar C. Montilla Jr. – Vice Mayor
Alejano, Gary – Former Magdalo Party-list congessman
Gerardo Alminaza – Catholic Bishop
Sue Ramirez – Actress

Talisay
Nilo Jesus Antonio “Neil” E. Lizares III – Mayor
Samuel M. Siote – Vice Mayor
Antonio Lizares – Former Governor
Isaac Lacson – Former Governor
Rafael Coscolluela – Former Governor
Rafael Lacson – Former Governor

Victorias
Francis Frederick P. Palanca – Mayor
Jerry L. Jover – Vice Mayor
Broderick Pabillo – Catholic Bishop
Noven Gonzaga Belleza – Singer (First Winner, Tawag ng Tanghalan)

Binalbagan
Alejandro “Bebot” Y. Mirasol – Mayor
Sammuel A. Gavaran – Vice Mayor

Calatrava
Marilyn A. Era – Mayor
Florido C. Dinapo – Vice Mayor

Candoni
Cicero “Celot” D. Borromeo – Mayor
Loriemae Joy L. Gargar – Vice Mayor

Cauayan
John Rey D. Tabujara – Mayor
Anna Liza T. Soriano – Vice Mayor
Angel Alcala – National Scientist

Enrique Magalona (Saravia)
Marvin M. Malacon – Mayor
Eric D. Matulac – Vice Mayor
Daniel Lacson, Jr. – Former Governor
Enrique Barrera Magalona Sr. – Former Senator, Congressman

Hinigaran
Jose Nadie P. Arceo – Mayor
Teresita G. Gabrido – Vice Mayor

Hinoba-an
Ernesto A. Estrao – Mayor
Jefre L. Encoy – Vice Mayor

Ilog
John Paul K. Alvarez – Mayor
Genaro Rafael K. Alvarez – Vice Mayor
Genaro M. Alvarez Jr. – Congressman
Rosmari Carandang – Supreme Court Associate Justice

Isabela
Irene C. Montilla – Mayor
Renato M. Malabor Jr. – Vice Mayor

La Castellana
Rhumyla Nicor-Mangilimutan – Mayor
Manuel G. Vera – Vice Mayor

Manapla
Manuel M. Escalante III – Mayor
Edgar B. Pagayonan – Vice Mayor

Moises Padilla
Ella Celestina G. Yulo – Mayor
Adrian S. Villaflor – Vice Mayor

Murcia
Victor Gerardo M. Rojas – Mayor
Johnny P. Reosura – Vice Mayor
Alfredo Montelibano, Sr. – Former Governor
Andrew Montelibano – Board Member and Former Mayor

Pontevedra
Jose Maria A. Alonso – Mayor
Jimmy C. Gavan – Vice Mayor
Rio Diaz – Former Actress and Vice Mayor

Pulupandan
Miguel Antonio C. Peña – Mayor
Anthony Gerard A. Suatengco – Vice Mayor

Salvador Benedicto
Laurence Marxlen J. dela Cruz – Mayor
Nehemiah Joe J. dela Cruz, Jr. – Vice Mayor

San Enrique
Jilson D. Tubillara – Mayor
Meschille R. Balenario – Vice Mayor

Toboso
Richard M. Jaojoco – Mayor
Edgar V. Bartolome – Vice Mayor

Valladolid
Enrique R. Miravalles – Mayor
Roel P. Yogore – Vice Mayor

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