“May Don Diego visit you both. Tonight.”
Text message from Jules Ledesma, 06 September 2009, Sunday, 06:39:36 p.m.
It was Congressman Jules Ledesma’s comic way of saying “Good Evening” to me and to his “Manang” Tess Lopez but the name of Diego de la Vina casts a long shadow in the history of Negros Oriental…
Decades after his death, Diego de la Vina, a Chinese mestizo originally of Binondo, Manila, remains Negros Oriental’s most mythical, yet historical figure.