Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson held off announcing the additional benefits to be given to the Negros Occidental provincial government employees this December at the turning on of the Christmas lights at the Capitol in Bacolod City tonight, December 14.
Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer earlier said that the Negros Occidental Sangguniang Panlalawigan had approved the appropriations for the additional benefits today but he would not reveal the amount.
Ferrer said he would leave it to the governor to make the announcement tonight, December 14.
Lacson, at the turning on of the Christmas lights at the Capitol, said may the lights “remind us of the guiding light of our Savior and the assurance of His love particularly in this time of uncertainty.”
He said while the entire world will be celebrating Christmas differently this year, such disruption does not in any way change the meaning of the season – that Jesus came to save us and to give us hope.
“As we light up the provincial Capitol let us rekindle and renew our promise to our fellow Negrenses that we will continuously work for their best interest, for the coming of Jesus should evoke in us the spirit of sharing, love, service, community, and unity,” Lacson said.
“Let us continue to be grateful for the timeless gift of Christmas,” he stressed.*