Members of the Tacurong City Employees Association (TACEA) agreed to pass a resolution on the creation of an in-house medical program and another resolution for the increase of the city government’s share on members’ PAG-IBIG contribution.

The said consensus was made during the TACEA General Assembly on May 31, 2013 at the City Gymnasium.

Once approved, the said resolutions will be an addition to the other resolutions passed by the current officers headed by TACEA President Amelia A. Bochorno who took office in June 2011. The two earlier resolutions were: 1) a resolution conferring honorary membership to City elected and appointed officials, and 2) a resolution exempting TACEA members with Job Order status in paying the mandatory contribution for retiring employees and to oblige them to pay 50% of the mandatory mortuary assistance for demised TACEAns. 

The said assembly also allowed association officers and members to revisit TACEA policies and programs. In 2012, TACEA officers reviewed and amended the welfare program policies on mortuary, medical, retirement benefits, and calamity assistance. The amended policies are reflected on the newly published TACEA Manual of Operations.

Ms. Bochorno further reported the association’s accomplishments that include conduct of Kantahan ng Kabataan, LIPS XIV Sports Fest and Socio-Cultural Contest, LGU Christmas Party, Christmas Gift-Giving to indigents and inmates, and TACEA Strategic Planning; participation in LGU Women’s Month Celebration; 11th Public Sector Employees Alliance of SOCSKSARGEN (PSEAS)  Socio-cultural contest, 7th PSEAS Sports Fest, LGU orientation for new entrants, 1stPIPSEA National Executive Board Conference, Basic Educators Training sponsored by the Labor Education and Research Network and PIPSEA. 

A forum on the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) was also facilitated by TACEA on the same day. GSIS Trustee Mario J. Aguja updated TACEA members on GSIS reforms such as increased minimum pension, enhancement of survivorship benefits, implementation of Educational Assistance Fund Program, among others. For more information on GSIS reforms, please visit www.gsis.gov.ph.

Jezereel Louise C. Billano (LGU-Information)