Governor Bong Lacson lauded the performance of the provincial officials and Capitol employees for doing their best in the delivery of public services and for fulfilling their duties and responsibilities despite the challenge of COVID-19 pandemic in the past year.
The governor delivered his message after the thanksgiving mass and first flag raising ceremony held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, earlier today, attended by Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer, Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members and Capitol employees.
Gov. Lacson said that the provincial government employees have done well last year; and he urged his fellow provincial officials and all Capitol employees to outdo the good that has been done in the past because public service is important and is now more crucial than ever.
According to him, 2020 was a tough year, but, the Provincial Government, as represented by the different offices and departments, carried on and persevered.
He also said that he is proud that the delivery of services and programs as dictated by law and by the province’s development agenda, were not delayed and hindered despite the pandemic and its uncertainties.
“Through our collective efforts, we have done well in maintaining our health protocols, in keeping our workforce and majority of our fellow Negrenses healthy during this pandemic,” he said.
“Let us allow the lessons and reminders of 2020 – our interconnectedness, the need for discipline and commitment, be our guide in our undertakings,” he added.
The governor also thanked Vice Gov. Ferrer and all SP Members for the solid support to the plans and programs of the present administration.
He added that the accord and cooperation between the executive and the legislative branches of the Provincial Government proved to be enormously constructive and beneficial for the people of Negros Occidental, especially in the effort to mitigate the impact of the COVID 19 crisis.
He also advised the employees to protect themselves at all times because it means protecting others as well; he also recognized the invaluable effort of all health workers and hospital personnel, DRRMO and all frontliners.
Gov. Lacson also said that efforts to vaccinate health workers and the vulnerable groups for the 2nd quarter of this year are being set in motion.*