Giant Christmas tree lights on

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Monday, December 9, 2013

A 37-FOOTER giant Christmas tree in Valencia town was lighted on Sunday night. The lighting ceremony was witnessed by thousands of residents and visitors.

The giant Christmas tree stands in the center of the municipal plaza overlooking to the Municipal Hall. It was built by the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) as a gift to residents and to inspire the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas.

37-footer Christmas tree in Valencia
DUMAGUETE. A 37-footer Christmas tree in Valencia town stands from the center of the municipal plaza overlooking the Municipal Hall. The Christmas tree was built by the Energy Development Corporation to inspire Typhoon Yolanda victims. (Victor L. Camion)

"Though recent events call for a time of austerity, we still choose not to put aside the merriment that Christmas brings to us and just made it more reflective of the season's true meaning," said Engr. Dwight Maxino, EDC's Negros Island vice president.

Valencia Mayor Edgar Teves, in a separate interview, said the giant Christmas tree will attract tourists.

He thanked the EDC for creating the first giant Christmas tree in town. He said the tree will surely bring hope and love especially to typhoon victims in the Visayas.

Also during the lighting ceremony, residents of Valencia donated food, water, clothing and cash for the typhoon victims, in response to Mayor Teves? call for help. (VLC)

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