BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson led the honoring of outstanding Negrenses during the Pasidungog 2021 awarding rites on November 5 at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, as Negrenses marked the Al Cinco de Noviembre.
The awarding rites were different to previous celebrations, as groups and outstanding offices were given recognition instead of individuals.
In the light of the present circumnutates, Lacson said the provincial government wants to acknowledge and give honor to the outstanding offices and groups for their unwavering courage, commitment and consistency in serving the Negrenses and the province in the crisis of historic proportions.
Lacson thanked the awardees for being the embodiment of selfless service to the Negrenses.
The 2021 Outstanding Negrense awardees were the 31 LGU COVID-19 Response Teams, Hospital Operations Department led by Dr. Girlie Pinongan, Provincial Health Office led by Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, Disaster Management Program Division led by Dr. Zeaphard Caelian, Informtaion Communication technology Division led by Jose Larry Sanor, Mambukal Resort led by Cheryl Decena, Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, 303rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army, Bureau of Fire Protection – Negros Occidental, Philippine Coast Guard – Negros Occidental, and Philippine Red Cross Negros Occ. – Bacolod City Chapter.
“To the present day Negrenses, as we pay homage to the heroes of Cinco de Noviembre, it is our obligation to give back in gratitude, not in words but through actions by being conscientious, active and responsible members of our community and society,” Lacson said.*