Members of the Tacurong City Employees Association or TACEA won three major prizes in the Socio-Cultural Competition conducted in celebration of the 15th founding anniversary of the Public Sector Employees Alliance of SOCCSKSARGEN (PSEAS) on 23 October 2015 in Glan, Sarangani.

John Lechonsito of TACEA was crowned the first Lakan ng PSEAS while TACEAn Michelle Gepes finished 1st runner-up in the Hiyas ng PSEAS 2015. TACEAn Grace Alog, Hiyas ng PSEAS 2013, turned over the crown to the representative of General Santos City Government Employees Association.

John and Michelle vied with representatives of 11 local unions in Region XII; they won almost all minor awards.

John was named Mr. Photogenic; Best in Casual Wear; Best in Sports Attire; Best in Office Uniform; and Best in Barong Tagalog Attire.

On the other hand, Michelle got the Best in Casual Wear; Best in Sexy Short; Best in Office Uniform; and Best in Filipiniana Attire.

TACEA Dance Crew snatched the third prize in Variety Show Contest with their military dance routine.

To add, TACEAn Grace Alog set the PSEAS stage ablaze with her Katy Perry performance in the Kaboses Na, Kalokalike Pa Contest.

Present to show their support in all the events were Mayor Lina O. Montilla, Vice Mayor Joseph George Lechonsito, and Councilor Psyche M. Sucaldito.

“Inabot na tayo ng umaga pero andito pa rin ang officials (ng LGU-Tacurong). Nakaka-inspire ang suporta ng LGU-Tacurong sa union,” said PSEAS President Restituto Facurib Jr.

Through this show of talents, PSEAS aims to promote solidarity among its 27 member-associations throughout the region.

“It is always a joy to participate in PSEAS events. This is a once a year opportunity to see friends and fellow union members,” stated TACEA President Amelia Bochorno.

PSEAS is one, if not the strongest regional public sector union in the country. It promotes unionism as a proactive and empowering mechanism to lobby employees’ rights. JLBillano-Fabreag