Before hundreds of locals, community leaders, and LGU stakeholders, Mayor Lina O. Montilla of Tacurong delivered the State of the City Address (SOCA) on 16 December 2015 during the 48th Regular Session of the 6th Sangguniang Panlungsod held at the City Cultural and Sports Center. The most applauded parts of the SOCA were Montilla’s sharing of the city’s awards and recognitions on good governance, LGU’s financial support on K-12, and multi-million livelihood and skills training programs through Bottom-UP Budgeting (BUB) and local funds. The mayor also revealed that because of the LGU’s efficient implementation of BUB programs, Tacurong is one of the only two LGUs in the country to receive a P5 Million incentive this year. This amount will be used for additional anti-poverty projects.   “The impact of our programs to our citizens is over and beyond the awards.  However, these recognitions assure us that indeed we are on the right and fair track,” said Montilla. Vice Mayor Joseph George Lechonsito also delievered his response to the mayor’s SOCA. Lechonsito expressed the Sanggunian’s continued support to the city’s vision and mission on sustainable development. Both mayor and vice mayor emphasized the importance of teamwork and accountability as the core of excellent public service. (LGU-Tacurong City Information)