(February 3, 2012) The Tacurong City Tourism Council, an umbrella organization of public and private sectors that work hand in hand for the city’s tourism industry, elected a new set of officers on Tuesday.


The elected officers were Sultan Kudarat Electric Cooperative (SUKELCO), chairperson; Talakudong Bakeshop Association, vice chairperson; Philippine Dental Association (PDA) – Sultan Kudarat Dental Chapter, secretary; Traders & Millers Association, treasurer; and Tacurong Market Vendors Association (TAMAVA), auditor.

In this year’s election, it was agreed by the body to vote for an organization rather than a particular person in order to squeeze out a stronger involvement of the group to the council.

Janet Collado, the representative of SUKELCO, assured everyone that their organization’s utmost support will be religiously delivered for the improvement of Tacurong City’s activities and attractions, especially its festivals that are the main highlights of tourism in the city.

Emelie Jamorabon, the city’s tourism operations officer, expressed her gratitude with the different private and public sectors’ willingness to help the city boost its tourism industry’s development and promotion.

“I have so many visions for the development of tourism projects in the City of Tacurong, and I am happy that with the reorganization of Tacurong City Tourism Council and the active involvement of its officers and members, these visions are closer to reality,” Jamorabon said.

The Tacurong City Tourism Council was established thru Executive Order No. 7, Series of 2009 – An Order Organizing the Tacurong City Tourism Council, Providing for Its Powers, and Responsibilities and Appropriating Funds Thereof.

According to Section III of EO No. 7, some of its main functions are to formulate plans, policies and programs beneficial to tourism industry development and promotion; and to spearhead the implementation of various programs and policies that the Department of Tourism and the City Government of Tacurong may from time to time promulgate for the development of tourism in the locality. [Jessa Loreta Camangeg Billano]