BACOLOD City – Incumbent Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson on April 8, 2019 vowed to continue the livestock and dairy program of outgoing Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr.
Both Lacson and Marañon opened the 2019 Panaad sa Negros Festival with the "Lechonaad" event.
Lechons or roasted pigs were paraded and presented by various hog raising groups in the province, some of which were literally dressed up for the celebration.
Lacson said he is following his battle cry of "Unity and Continuity," where he pointed out that unity was already achieved in his partnership with former Negros Occidental 4th district congressman Jeffrey Ferrer.
Lacson said he will continue the programs of Marañon even as he cited Lechonaad as one of the "highlights" of the festival.
He added that the Provincial Veterinary Office will conduct seminars to further improve the quality of livestock in the province as well as improving the income of livestock farmers.
"This program, don't worry, we will continue this," Lacson told the attendees.
Marañon, meanwhile, cited the importance of the hog farming sector in the province, as it is currently the second biggest industry in the country next to rice.
The governor said the provincial government has worked hard in improving genetics and lowering the value of livestock feeds.