“It is not the Christmas lights that are important, it’s the Light of Christmas…”

– Liz Palagi, 2015    

City of San Fernando, Pampanga – Christmas season for the Commission on Audit (COA) Region 3 has begun. Regional Director Lynn S.F. Sicangco officially turns on the switch to light the Twin Christmas Trees at the Regional Office grounds on December 9, 2019 right after the Monday flag ceremonies hosted by the Office of the Regional Director.

COA Region III's version of the star of Bethlehem. A Pampanga made parol adorned with gold rice lights as rays of light.

Unmindful of the heat of the sun, regional employees gathered to officially usher in the 2019 Christmas season. Director Sicangco gave her early Christmas message to the regional office staff.

The festivity became more meaningful with the playing of the pre-recorded Christmas messages of Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo, Commissioner Jose A. Fabia and Commissioner Roland C. Pondoc. The Commission Proper is one in wishing everybody hope, gratefulness and unity this Christmas Season and reminded all COAns to continue serving the country with the highest form of public service.

COA Regional Office staff as they wait for the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas Trees.

Christmas tree lighting goes back to the tradition when Christmas trees were decorated with candles which symbolized Christ being the light of the world. It is being observed yearly by COA Region III to remind everyone that Christ should still be the center of their daily lives, may it be in the family or in the workplace. – Janette Canlas Ama

The lighted Christmas Trees at night.