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LGU clears roadside obstructions once more

After numerous attempts to clear out city roads of sidewalk obstructions, the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tacurong has made yet another road verification to ensure the removal of roadside blockages such as poultry pens and other unnecessary structures that occupied the government’s right of way.

Fronted by the City Local Government Operations Officer Victoria Dolido, the city government engineers and representatives of Bureau of Fire Protection – Tacurong and Tacurong City Police Station carried out the inspection and the communication to the concerned citizens from the barangays of Poblacion, San Pablo and New Isabela yesterday, January 26, 2021.

This action made by the LGU and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) bore positive responses and feedbacks from the populace. However, while previous entities issued with reminder and warning beforehand have vacated the roadside premises, some businesses like poultry-selling and machine shops have returned after quite some time to occupy the sidewalks again.

They were once again advised to remove their businesses out of the highways as soon as possible.

Obtruding electrical and cable wires, especially in the area of Habitat Subdivision in Brgy. San Pablo, were also looked upon by the DILG for a possible re-adjustment because they seem to hinder highway openings.

Matters relative to this observation done by the LGU and DILG were thereafter brought to City Mayor Angelo O. Montilla’s attention and possible actions and sanctions to be issued were then discussed on a meeting.

With the revisit of existing ordinances regarding highway obstructions, Tacurongnons can soon expect another round of roadside clearing and road check-up activities from the LGU and by then, a penalty fee will be imposed on violators.

Meanwhile, residents with businesses and houses affected by the clearing will be subjected to a relocation by the LGU.

The road clearing is the LGU’s response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to execute the government’s right of way and clear out possible sidewalk obstructions that could endanger the lives of the citizens and hamper the smooth flow of traffic. (DEC, LGU-TacInfo)

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Students in Region 12 learn disaster resilience

Hundreds of students from eight (8) schools divisions in SOCCSKSARGEN learned the basics of disaster risk reduction management during the School-based Disaster Resilience Caravan organized by the Office of the Civil Defense – Region XII (OCD 12) and hosted by the City of Tacurong on July 11, 2019 at the Notre Dame of Tacurong College Gymnasium.

The caravan was in line with the celebration of National Disaster Resilience Month and has a theme “Kahandaan sa Sakuna at Peligro Para sa Tunay na Pagbabago”. Part of the caravan is a lecture and demo activity where Basic Concepts of First Aid were given by the Philippine Red Cross – Tacurong City Chapter; Fire Safety by the Bureau of Fire Protection; Earthquake Preparedness by PHIVOLCS General Santos City Station; and, Bomb Awareness by the Joint Task Force Talakudong.

Participating agencies, which included the Tacurong City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Center, OCD 12, PHIVOLCS, the City Schools Division of Tacurong, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Center, the Philippine Red Cross, JTF Talakudong, and BFP– also built exhibits at the venue where they were able to indulge students with demonstrations.

The participating schools divisions were that of Tacurong City, Koronadal City, Saranggani Province, South Cotabato Province, General Santos City, Sultan Kudarat Province, Kidapawan City, and Cotabato City. (YMR, LGUTac-Info)

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Tacurong City Volunteer Firefighters Undergo Refresher Training

The Tacurong City Firefighters in Rescue Emergency Volunteers underwent a 3-day refresher course in fire prevention and fire suppression on December 28 – 30, 2015. This is in line with the firefighter volunteers’ adherence to the required refresher training by the Fire Code of the Philippines in order for them to retain their Certificate of Competency (CoC) number and remain a part of the volunteer group.

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Seven trainers from the Tacurong City Central Fire Station, led by Acting City Fire Marshall Insp. Marjorie Jenna A. Aggabao-Resurreccion, trained the volunteers in fire subjects, firefighting apparatus, tools, and equipment; fire suppression and control; and, rescue and emergency medical operation.

The training course also includes a field practicum to be held at the Tacurong City Hall grounds. According to Councilor Rodrigo Jamorabon, the volunteers will also hold a graded Olympic competition on December 30th, while their graduation will be held on the same day at 2 o’clock in the afternoon.

The firefighter volunteers of Tacurong City are composed of personnel from the Tacurong-LGU, Department of Education, Civilian Volunteers Organization, TRACER, PNP, and CAFGU-Task Force Talakudong among others. (Yen Robles, Tacurong-LGU)

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