“Now that the election is over and the people have spoken, it is proper that we give due recognition to the elected officials in the Province of Negros Occidental,” defeated congressional aspirant John Orola Jr. said in a press release issued by his camp.
“I offer the hand of reconciliation and congratulations to the re-elected Governor of Negros Occidental Eugenio Jose ‘Bong’ Lacson and to all the winners in the provincial, municipal and city elections,” he said.
Orola said that when he decided to run for governor, he was not armed with any political machinery nor funds to mount a very expensive campaign but was armed only with conviction and platform of governance with the hope that it can create alternatives for the Province of Negros Occidental, especially in the enhancement of its socio-economic programs.
He believes that it was not a tough fight because there was not so much effort financially from their side. However, it was a very enriching experience for him to see once again the entire province of Negros Occidental and the Negrosanon as well, he said.
“It is therefore proper and just that we offer our cooperation to all the elected officials as we propose to join hands in rebuilding our province to greater heights. Once again congratulations,” Orola added.*