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LGU earmarks P65.3M for 2023 Peace and Order and Public Safety


Peace and Order and Public Safety (POPS) takes a front seat in governance as the city government allocated P65,330,000.00 budget intended for next year.

The Tacurong City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) approved the budget during its meeting on September 7, 2022 at the CDRRM Operations Office. Mayor Joseph George Lechonsito, chairperson of the Committee, presided over the meeting.

City Budget Officer Imelda Pamplona presented the budget to the body.

For the prevention of crime and disorder, three areas get a lion share of the budget. Tacurong City Security Unit Support Program gets P21 million, while Peacekeeping/Mobilization/Logistics Support Program and SCAA Support Program are expected to receive P18 million and P10 million funds, respectively.

The city’s Anti-Drug Abuse Program, as well as BPATs and Barangay Tanod Support Program also get their sizable share. Programs under conflict deterrence such as support to Barangay Lupong Tagapamayapa Program, as well as Community Outreach Program will also receive their own budget.

Meanwhile, the CPOC allocated a chunk of the budget under the Public Safety Program, in which Traffic Enforcement Support Program gets P5 million.

The CPOC also approved the provision of financial support to the following partner agencies: PNP, RTC, MTCC, BJMP, Fire Services, Fiscal’s Office, Parole & Probation, Public Attorney’s Office, and Sharia Court.

The approved budget will subsequently be endorsed to the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) for legislation and inclusion to the Annual Investment Plan.

The SP has already committed to concur with the approved budget as some of them were present during the Meeting including Vice Mayor Lina Montilla and SP Committee on Peace and Order Chairperson Bernardino Umadhay, Jr.

Other SP Members who were also present included Councilor Geraldine Collado, Councilor Carlos Borromeo Segura, and Councilor Harvey Legas. (ASF, LGU Information)

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Daycare Workers in Tacurong train in vegetable noodle making


Twenty five daycare workers (DCWs) in Tacurong City can now boast another skill on their resume having graduated from the Skills Training on Vegetable Noodles Making, Packaging, and Label-making on August 4, 2022 at the South Central Mindanao College of Science and Technology, Inc. (SCMCSTI) in Barangay New Isabela.
The 5-day skills training was held on July 25 - 29 and was provided by the city government through the City Social Welfare Development Office (CSWDO) headed by Acting CSWD Officer Josephine Tizon, in cooperation with TESDA and SCMCSTI.
City Vice Mayor Lina O. Montilla graced the simple graduation program with Mr. Hernane Fermo, Executive Assistant for Barangay Affairs, representing City Mayor Joseph George L. Lechonsito.
Also present during the program were Poblacion Punong Barangay Jonathan Salazar and SCMCSTI President, Robert Batchar.
Moreover, the CSWD, through the Project Evaluation team headed by Josephine Ubaldo, provided starter kits to the group amounting to Php 100,000.
Punong Barangay Salazar has also committed a production area for the group at the Poblacion barangay hall.
All these assistance have the ultimate goal of providing the daycare workers with the know-how on healthier ways to prepare food for leaners as well give them the means to augment their individual incomes.
The group's produced vegetable noodles have been on sale during the recently held Entrepreneurs' Fair of the 12th Tacurong Business Week.
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LGU Tacurong, DA distribute fertilizer discount vouchers to Tacurong rice farmers


More than 500 rice farmers from five barangays in the City of Tacurong received fertilizer voucher discounts from the Department of Agriculture (DA) on August 5, 2022 at the Brgy. Baras Gymnasium.
The program was intended to help lessen the burden of our local farmers from high prices of rice fertilizer nowadays.
The said beneficiaries are from Barangay Baras, Rajah Muda, Upper Katungal, Lancheta, and New Passi.
The distribution was led by the Local Government Unit of Tacurong through the City Agricultural Service Office, with assistance from the Provincial Agriculture Office, and the Department of Agriculture Region XII.
Ms. Jonell Kris P. Jarrell delivered a warm message to our local rice farmers on behalf of our Provincial Agriculturist, Estela S. Hallegado.
Hon. Nestor Casador, Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) Committee Chairperson on Agriculture, and City Administrator Ramon Losañes, who represented City Mayor Joseph George Lechonsito, were also present at the event. They assured our farmers that this was only a fraction of what was planned by the LGU and that even more plans and programs are being prepared for our local farmers.
Other SP members who attended were Hon. Ralen Tabusares-Bernardo, Hon. Carlos Borromeo Segura, Hon. Geraldine Collado, and Hon. Harvey Legas. Baras Punong Barangay Doroteo Delicana and Hernane Fermo, Executive Assistant for Barangay Affairs, were also in attendance.
Cristine Joy Abidong, representing Regional Rice Focal Person Ray Embajador, explained the said discount voucher as to how and where our local rice farmers can avail of it.
She explained that the discount will be based on the number of hectares declared by the farmer on the Registry System for the Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA).
To be an eligible beneficiary, you must be RPSBA-registered rice farmer and have received certified seeds from the DA.
Vouchers can be used at 4 different merchants in Tacurong: Rueland, Abigail Farm Supply, Green Gems, and M.Y. Consumer Goods.
The beneficiaries were grateful to have received this type of program because it will significantly reduce their expenses on their rice farming. (PJV, LGUTac-Info)
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CHO confers awards to top-performing barangays on health programs


GENERAL SANTOS CITY - The City Health Office of Tacurong gave awards to barangays that displayed exemplary performance in the implementation of health programs.
The awarding rite happened in time with the conduct of two-day program implementation review and orientation on rabies elimination, control, and prevention on July 28 to 29, 2022 in General Santos City.
Mayor Joseph George Lechonsito and SP Committee Chairperson on Health, Sanitation and Nutrition Harvey Legas gave out the certificates together with City Health Office Giovanni Deles, Assistant City Health Officer Mirriam Roco, and the respective program implementers.
Under the National Immunization Program, San Pablo was declared as top performing barangay on two fronts: fully immunized children and contraceptive prevalence rate.
For fight against tuberculosis, four barangays excelled on Treatment Success Rate: Baras and New Carmen tied for the top spot, while Tina and New Passi placed second and third, respectively.
For Tuberculosis Case Detection, Barangay San Antonio topped all barangays by attaining 171 percent detection rate. Poblacion came in second with 94.73 percent and Tina placed third with 93.3 percent.
Barangay Griño was the sole awardee for the Animal Bite Program, while Barangay New Passi topped the Blood Donation Services being the only barangay in the city to reach one percent of its population.
Three barangays were also recognized after performing very well on nutrition program implementation: Rajah Muda, Kalandagan, and Upper Katungal.
Meanwhile, three barangays performed satisfactorily in implementation of the Community-Based Rehabilitation Program: EJC Montilla, Baras, and Lancheta. Barangay Tina was also graded excellent in conducting matrix on intensive treatment for stimulant use.
Mayor Lechonsito lauded the best-performing barangays and challenged them to do more because “at the end of the day, it’s only the people who can judge us if we really performed well.”
Present also during the activity of the CHO were City Budget Officer Imelda Pamplona, City Human Resource Management Officer Elsa Indanao, City Veterinarian Allan Alimajen, Jr., Executive Assistant Ana Marie Cajandig, and Statistician lll Elmer Felongco. (ASF, LGU Information)
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Mga kasapi ng Tacurong city security force, sumailalim sa pagsasanay


Sa layong mas mapaigting pa ang pagbabantay sa mga lugar at gusaling-pampubliko sa lungsod ng Tacurong, isinailalim sa training at refresher course ang 150 na mga dati at bagong kasapi ng Tacurong City Security Force.
Nagsimula ang training kahapon, Hulyo 28, kung saan idinaos ito sa Regional Evacuation Center sa Barangay Calean.
Sa kabuuan, tatagal ang training sa loob ng limang araw kung saan hinati sa dalawang batches ang mga magsasanay.
Karamihan sa mga trainees ay mga dating kasapi ng Explosive Ordnance Reconnaisance Agents o EORA ng lungsod.
Dalawang araw tatagal ang training para sa unang grupo at dagdag na dalawang araw para sa ikalawa. Samantala, magsasama ang dalawang batches sa ikalimang araw para sa kanilang graduation.
Sa pagbubukas ng training kahapon, dinaluhan ito nina Konsehal Ralen Tabusares-Bernardo at Konsehal Carlos Borromeo Segura.
Nanguna sa pagbuo mg training na ito si Pordencio Fermo na siyang nakatalagang pinuno ng Civil Security Unit ng lungsod.
Ang training na ito ay nabuo sa kagustuhan ni Mayor Joseph George Lechonsito na mas mapatatag pa ang seguridad sa lungsod.
Maliban sa mga local resource persons, may inimbita ding batikang tagapagsanay mula Metro Manila.(ASF, LGU Info)

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