Solomon Lopez Locsin
He used to be called Hon. Solo (a reference to Star Wars character Han Solo) when he was councilor of Silay City. A known advocate of arts and culture in the province, the author heads a heritage foundation. He recounts in this essay his encounters with then Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr. who died near midnight on 1 October after suffering from lingering illnesses, according to his publicist.