The City of Tacurong was awarded with the Seal of Child Friendly Local Governance (SCFLG) 2016 by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

The award was conferred to City Mayor Lina O. Montilla during the regional awarding ceremony on June 21, 2017 at Hotel de Viajera in Koronadal City. Ms. Eufemia Robles, the City Social Welfare and Development Officer accompanied the mayor.

Other local chief executives (LCEs) and other representatives hailing from Saranggani, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and North Cotabato were lso present to personally receive their awards. In Region XII, 50 cities and municipalities and 4 provinces passed the SCFLG.

The SCFLG is given by the DSWD in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Education, and Council for the Welfare of Children. It recognizes LGUs that are inclusive of children’s welfare and protection in their planning, budgeting, legislation and delivery of services. The criteria for the award audits the LGU’s low mortality rate in children, day care services, completion of elementary education, and reduction of cases in child labor and other forms of abuses among others.(YMR, LGU-Tacurong Information)