Negros Oriental Historical Timeline
On November 14, Don Diego de la Viña and his men stormed San Carlos and occupied it. On November 17 they began their southward march to liberate the province from Spanish tyranny. On November 24, they arrived in Dumauete, completing the liberation of Negros Oriental. On November 26, Demetrio Larena was appointed Governor.
On April 9, the Philippine Commission arrived in Dumaguete to address the desire of Eastem Negros to separate from Negros Occidental and to preside over the equitable division of $70,000 (Mexican) in the Treasury of the Government of Negros. The meeting ended with the decision to establish a Civil Provincial Government for Oriental Negros on May 1, 1901.
Popular suffrage was exercised for the first time by the people of Oriental Negros on November 15 in the election of their provincial officials by direct balloting. The positions were bitterly contested but no disturbance to public order was reported nor were there any protests when the results were announced.
On May 27, Pablo Bueno took his oath of office as Lieutenant-Governor of Oriental Negros. After the ceremony was completed, a sail boat carrying 19 people, passengers and crew included, was wrecked between Dumaguete and Canalwang Point in the municipality of Siquijor.
Towards the end of the year, the bridge across Okoy River in Sibulan was completed. The Okoy bridge, a160-feet steel truss on concrete abutments, was opened to traffic on January 13, 1915.