The re-election bids of Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice-Governor Jeffrey Ferrer got a further boost yesterday, after Murcia Mayor Victor Gerardo Rojas also expressed his full support for their candidacies.
“With Lacson and Ferrer at the helm, our provincial government has delivered numerous government programs and services for Murcia. Our town has always been a priority of the Lacson-Ferrer administration. Thus, I and all Murcia officials want to reciprocate their support by helping ensure their victory in next year’s elections,” Rojas said in a press release yesterday.
Aside from the programs and services to Murcia, the provincial government has provided machineries, equipment, livelihood projects, and, most recently, the construction of an artificial insemination center for farmers, contributed P3 million for the renovation of the public plaza, and donated sacks of rice for indigent residents, the mayor said.
Rojas is also running for re-election next year under the local party Love Negros, headed by Lacson.
He credited his major projects in Murcia, such as the recent construction of the Legislative Building, the MDRRMO command center, Senior Citizens building with Tourism Office and library, plaza renovation, public market renovation, procurement of lots for public cemetery and sanitary landfill, purchase of ambulances and service vehicles, among others, to the harmonious relationship of Murcia with the provincial government, the Office of Cong. Kiko Benitez, and other government agencies, the press release said.
Rojas said Benitez has also been hugely instrumental in delivering basic programs and services to the people of Murcia, adding that the solon facilitated the opening of the Central Philippine State University Murcia extension classes, that is set to start classes on September 20.
The CPSU extension classes provide an opportunity for Murciahanon students to avail of free quality tertiary education right there at the town itself, the press release added.*