Excerpted from: The Long "Ilonggo" Journey (by: dinggol araneta divinagracia at "Ang Pungsod Ilonggo" INM eNewsletter - March 5, 2008)
" ....(Negros Oriental)
In Guihulngan, Ben Bacalso Ricarte told me that the mother of Ilokano revolutionary leader Gen. Artemio "Vibora" Ricarte (who never pledged allegiance to the U.S.) was from Mambusao, Capiz. This I have to check.
Rey Serion of Vallehermoso, great grandson of Don Diego de la Viña informed me that "Don Diego" had three daughters, who married a Serion, a Morales and a Villegas. He also said the historical marker in his honor was put up in Dumaguete City only very recently (2008).
Don Diego de la Viña, a Manila born Spanish-Chinese mestizo who married a wealthy Ilongga, owned large tracts of land in Negros Island including Hacienda Vallehermoso in Guihulngan. He led the revolucionarios who defeated the Spanish authorities in Dumaguete City. (As contained in "A Chronology: The Ilonggo Nation" first posted in INM website on December 25, 2005).
It should also be noted, that the Bacolod City historical marker commemorating Spain's formal surrender to the Negros cantonal government was also erected in Bacolod City only after 109 years on November 6, 2007 ---after the afore-mentioned INM article was published. The Negros Occidental Provincial Information Office under the late Gov. Joseph Maranon acknowledged INM's article contribution...."