Tacurong’s Sucaldito among The Ten Outstanding Councilors of the Philippines

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The Junior Chamber International Philippines (Philippine Jaycees) with the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) and the Office of Sen. Edgardo J. Angara recognized Tacurong City Councilor Hon. Psyche M. Sucaldito as one of The Outstanding Councilors of the Philippines (TOCP) for year 2012.

Sucaldito, along with 9 other awardees, received a trophy and cash incentive worth P1.5 million pesos during the TOCP awarding ceremonies on March 7, 2013, SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

Sucaldito is Tacurong’s no. 1 elected city councilor during the 2010 elections. She is known for pioneering environmental activities in the city. One of these is the Limpyo Kalog (Linis Kanal) which gathers all sectors in the community to clean and desilt canals and drainages to prevent flooding in the city. She also authored the Integrated Solid Waste Management Ordinance and the landmark 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan of the City.

For the present three-year term, she authored the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Ordinance;  Ordinance Prohibiting the Nailing, Posting, and Hanging of Streamers, Posters,    Banners, Political Ads, and Other Advertising Materials on Trees;  Ordinance Declaring May 19 of Every Year as Blood Donors’ Day; Ordinance Providing Guidelines for the Increase of Monthly Honorarium of Day Care Workers; Ordinance Regulating Smoking in Public Places and Prohibiting Smoking for Minors; and Ordinance Enacting the Gender and Development Code of the City.

According to the TOCP award citation, Hon. Sucaldito’s ‘remarkable achievements and sterling track record coupled with her talent, dedication, and sincere passion to serve the people of the City of Tacurong are clear indicators of her competence as a legislator and leader of impeccable integrity.’

“My accomplishments are products, not only of my own hard work, but of cooperation and unity of the officials, employees, and the people of Tacurong,” said Sucaldito. “I assure Tacurongnons that this recognition will benefit them through a project that will be funded through the P1.5 million cash incentive I received,” she added.

TOCP was conceptualized to recognize excellence in legislation output and participation in the conduct of local government programs and projects. The award is now on its 3rd year of implementation.
This year’s TOCP was divided into two categories: Municipal Category with 6 winners (2 from Luzon, 2 from the Visayas, and 2 from Mindanao); and City Category with 4 winners (1-NCR, 1-Luzon, 1-Visayas, 1-Mindanao).

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