The Geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) shares the Christmas cheers to the Municipality of Valencia in Negros Oriental. Valencia was provided with lots of community projects and of course the lighting up of the town’s 20-meter high Christmas tree in the Valencia town plaza.
EDC turned over the six community projects that it has completed under its Health, Education, Livelihood and Environment (HELEn) program this 2015.
These projects are:
- Gym bleachers for Barangay Caidiocan proper have covered gym.
- A water system for Barangay Malaunay’s Barangay Agricultural Development Center (BADC).
- Street lights for the road from Dumaguete-Palinpinon boundary going to Barangay Caidiocan for Barangay Palinpinon.
- A 100-meter concrete road for Barangay Malabo
- And a pre-school building for Dobdob Elementary School for Barangay Dobdob and for Badiang Primary School in Sitio Badiang, Barangay Pulangbato. Barangay captains Alexander Rubio (Barangay Malabo) Raquel Gallofin (Barangay Palinpinon); Los Santos Russell (Barangay Malaunay); Gualberto Darias (Barangay Dobdob); Antonio Tuting (Barangay Caidiocan); and Amancia Oroy (Barangay Pulangbato) gave a short message to express their heartfelt gratitude to EDC for these projects.
Christmas at Valencia
With the celebration of Christmas, Mayor Edgar Y. Teves of Valencia celebrates with his fellow Valencianons the lighting-up ceremony that was held just after a thanksgiving mass in the town’s plaza. The lighting-up of the gigantic Christmas tree, that was much-awaited by town’s people, made every resident one step closer to feeling the real joy of Christmas.
“This event is also meaningful to us, in EDC, because we get to join the Valencianons as they give thanks to our merciful Lord for all the blessings we have received. This includes the abundant source of clean, renewable geothermal energy in Valencia that has been powering Negros Oriental and various parts of Visayas for almost 40 years now,” said Norreen G. Bautista, head of EDC’s Community Partnerships, External Relations, and Watershed Management (CREW) group of Negros Island.