BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson lauded yesterday Capitol officials and employees for doing their best in delivering public service and for fulfilling their duties and responsibilities, despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
Lacson, who delivered his message after the thanksgiving mass and first flag raising ceremony held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, that was attended by Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer and members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, said the provincial government employees had done well last year.
He urged his fellow provincial officials and all Capitol employees to outdo the good that has been done in the past, stressing that public service is important, and is now more crucial than ever.
While he described 2020 as a tough year, Lacson, said the provincial government, as represented by the different offices and departments, carried on and persevered.
He also said the delivery of basic services and programs as dictated by the development agenda of the province were not delayed and hindered despite the pandemic and its uncertainties.
“Through our collective efforts, we have done well in maintaining our health protocols, and in keeping our workforce and majority of our fellow Negrenses healthy during this pandemic,” he said.
He also thanked Ferrer and the SP members for their solid support to the plans and programs of the present administration.
Lacson also advised the employees to protect themselves at all times because it means protecting others as well. He recognized the invaluable efforts of all health workers and hospital personnel, the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, and all frontliners.
He also announced that efforts to vaccinate the health workers and the vulnerable groups in the second quarter of 2021 are being set in motion.*