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The Sangguniang Panlungsod of the city of Tacurong launched its very first news publication during their last week of sponsorship in the flag raising ceremony, Monday, February 24, 2014. The publication, dubbed as “The Legislative,” highlights the different activities in the last two quarters of 2013 on its first issue.
As described in the magazine type material, its cover “presents the newly-elected city officials of the City Government of Tacurong for Calendar Year 2013-2016 during their Inaugural Session and State of the City Address (SOCA) on July 3, 2013.”
Contents of the first issue include news articles regarding the 2014 annual city budget, Philippine Councilors’ League (PCL) week celebration, different ordinances passed by the SP (including the “Comprehensive Tobacco/Smoking Control Ordinance of the City of Tacurong which will be launched this February 28 at the City Hall Grounds), feature articles on the recent SP members of the city, and many other information tools for public knowledge.
Vice Mayor Joseph George Lechonsito, in his message in the publication, hopes that “The Legislative” in effect would make the constituents be better informed on matters regarding their Sangguniang Panlungsod and would motivate them further to be involved in community building activities of the LGU.
The editorial staff is composed of various SP Members and staff, namely: Kristel Joy Decipolo (Editor-in-Chief); John Lechonsito, Jr. (News Editor); Ann Riza Pirote (Feature Editor/Layout Artist); Angelica Ann Jamorabon (Photographer); Den Perry Decretales (Contributor); Hon. Joseph George Lechonsito, Hon. Psyche Sucaldito, Hon. Rodrigo Jamorabon, and SP Secretary Romel Dionela (Advisers).
Though the first issue covers July to December 2013, the upcoming issues of “The Legislative” will be released quarterly. (LGU-Tacurong City Information)