“Mga minahal kung mga taga-Dumaguete, ang pag silebrar nato karon sa pasko ug bag-ong tuig dili na kaayo pareho kaniadtu nga masadya ug masigarbuhon tungod kini sa pandemic nga covid-19 virus. “
“But we should never be silenced or be muted for our faith and resilience will get us through. Our faith in Jesus Christ remains steadfast as we look forward to a healthier, a prosperous and more robust 2021.”
“We have been struggling daily, of course, and for almost a year now but thankfully we have been successfully in keeping the number of COVID virus cases in our city at the very low and manageable level.”
“Keeping our community safe, our work continues as we invest in capable personnel and resources in the fight against the dreaded virus.”
“Dumaguete being the transit hub for trade, commerce, education and health care in Negros Oriental yet we are still able to keep our number of infections manageable and at very low level.”
“Thanks to the meticulous planning, dedication and focus of our frontliners and government officials but of course this won’t have been made without the trust and cooperation of the public and the residents of Dumaguete City.”
“Ang tinood nga diwa sa pasko mao kanang paghatag whole-heartedly sa imung kaugalingon, sa taga-Dumaguete, sa imung silingan, sa imung mga sakop, sa imong mga empleyado.”
“This is demonstrated no less than by the birth of Jesus Christ so that we could all be saved and granted eternal life.”
“And in this global pandemic, we have witnessed people from various walks of life give their very best. Oftentimes, their welfare at risk to serve and keep our community, our families, friends and visitors, safe from covid-19.”
“So, as we celebrate Christmas and the holidays we pay tribute to and thank the many nameless citizens, organizations, health workers, frontliners who have selflessly given their support and assistance in whichever way they can in our common fight against corona virus. “
“In John 8:12, the Lord Jesus Christ declared: I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
“Tonight, we light up our community Christmas tree to celebrate the very season that affirms our faith and reminds us in these most trying times that Jesus Christ is the light of the world, we shall keep our faith as we continue to heal as one.”
“Sa tanan nakung kauban sa buhat, sa gobyerno, mga opisyales, mga empleyado, our beloved citizens, visitors and friends, and partners all over the world gikan sa kinahiladman sa akung kasing-kasing, gikan sa akung pamilya, I want to greet all of once more a Merry Christmas and Prosperous and Safe 2021.”
“Maayung Gabie kanatong tanan!”