(September 24, 2012) What best captures a progressing city’s potentialities? LGU-Tacurong maximized the power of photos by staging the 2012 Igpat sang Kamera during the Talakudong festivities in September 2012.

            Igpat sang Kamera 2012 was themed It’s More Fun in the City of Goodwill, in support of the Department of Tourism’s advocacy in showcasing local destinations and the warmth of Filipino hospitality.

The photo contest had two categories: Discover Tacurong category which was exclusive to Tacurong photo enthusiasts, and the Talakudong Festival category which was opened to all interested photographers.

Mr. Bernard Joseph Fresco ruled the Discover Tacurong category with his photograph entitled Laro Tayo. The ‘Welcoming Smile’ of Mr. Benjamin Sarmiento was won 2ndprize and ‘Mga Binibini ng Ani’ of Ms. Leah dela Rosa won 3rd prize. (View their photos at http://talakudong2012.wordpress.com/winners)

For the Festival category, Mr. Jonathan Jara of Koronadal City bagged the gold with his photo entitled ‘Bending with Grace’. Louie Pacardo’s ‘Big Bites of Goodwill and Jubilation’  and Karina Mae P. Maribao’s ‘Paningkamot’ came in 2nd and 3rd, respectively. (View their photos at http://talakudong2012.wordpress.com/winners)

“We thank all participants who willingly shared their skills in capturing Tacurong as a vibrant tourist destination and even as a humble city. I believe we are all looking forward to the 2013 competitions,” Mayor Lina Montilla said.

                All entries are available for viewing at the city hall lobby. Winning photos are posted on talakudong2012.wordpress.com. (JLCBillano)