Governor Bong Lacson led the Peace Week Celebration in a program held at Capitol Park and Lagoon in Bacolod City on November 25, 2022.
The activity is in collaboration with the Negros Cultural Foundation, The Negros Museum, Slow Food Community, and Negros Occ. Office of the Provincial Agriculturist.
It is celebrated simultaneously with the ongoing 15th Negros Island Organic Farmers’ Festival.
Gov. Lacson acknowledged the PNP, Philippine Army and different multi-sectoral groups, and all peace stakeholders, for gathering to start the week of peace with simultaneous community candle lighting and prayer.
“Through this year’s theme, Building Sustainable Peace and Development, we acknowledge the fact that the attainment of our sustainable development goals, will always be incomplete in the absence of peace,” said Gov. Lacson.
“Today, we are reminded once again that our stability rests upon the healing of the rifts that divide our nation; that better understanding between all sectors, and of limiting discord are the indispensable aspects of both progress and peace,” he added.
The Peace Week Program was followed by the Indigenous Youth Cultural Show as one of the events of the Organic Festival celebration.
Capitol employees, representatives from the national government agencies, non-government organizations, private sector representatives, and peace convenors in the province, attended the activity.