Open post

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)

Open post

LGU Tacurong distributes cash to MC 121 displaced families

The city government distributed cash assistance worth P3000 each to one hundred four (104) displaced families in Barangay Kalandagan due to the government’s Memorandum Circular 121-2019 or MC 121, which contains the infamous road clearing directive of the President.

The distribution was held on November 11 at the Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center and was facilitated by the City Treasurer’s Office, City Planning and Development Coordinator’s Office, and the City Mayor’s Office.

The beneficiaries illegally constructed their homes within the road right of way and thus were forced to move out due to the implementation of the memorandum. To help ease their burden in finding or building their new homes, the city government, through the initiative of City Mayor Angelo ‘Roncal’ O. Montilla, voluntarily offered the cash assistance.

Open post

Tacurong drug surrenderers graduate from community-based rehab

LGU Tacurong and Nuestra Señora dela Candelaria Parish (NSDC) proved their solid partnership once again through the rehabilitation and reintegration of the fourth batch of drug surrenders in Tacurong City.

On January 11, thirty seven (37) drug surrenderees, or Empowered Brethrens as they are referred to under the program, graduated from the Tabang Tatap para sa Pagbag-o, Paglaum kag Pagtuon (TaTaP3) Program at the Cardinal Orlando Quevedo Gymnasium. The graduates are residents of Barangays Rajah Muda, Baras, Griño, Buenaflor, San Pablo, and San Antonio.

Rev. Fr. Zaldy Robles, DCC led the facilitation of the activity together with the entire TaTaP3 team composed of personnel from the City Social Welfare and Development Office, DSWD, Tacurong PNP, DOH, DepEd and DILG.

From October 2018 until graduation, the Empowered Brethrens have undergone a 5-day live in preliminary rehabilitation and four live out sessions thereafter.

During graduation, City Mayor Lina O. Montilla was present to personally congratulate the Empowered Brethrens and she was accompanied by Mr. Kadz Sero, DILG Operations Officer, PSUPT JOEFEL SIASON, COP of Tacurong PNP, COL EFREN BALUYOT of JTF Talakudong, and the different Punong Barangays of the city.

Finally, to further help them reintegrate with the community, the LGU and DOLE will provide livelihood assistance to qualified Empowered Brethrens composed of livelihood starter kits worth Php20,000 each.

TaTaP3 is a community-based rehabilitation program of LGU Tacurong and NSDC Parish that uses holistic and therapeutic approach.(YMR, LGUTac-Info)

Open post

Secretary Sueno and Senator Gatchalian all praise for Tacurong City

Mayor Lina Montilla is one of the most outstanding mayors not only in Mindanao but in the entire country.

Commended DILG Secretary, Ismael Sueno, when he visited Tacurong City with Senator Sherwin Gatchalian during the 2016 Talakudong Festival celebration on September 18.

In his message during the event, Secretary Sueno gave emphasis on the PPPP or the Public-Private Partnership Program of the government, and how they will bring the program to the provinces. With PPPP, development will be felt in the countryside because they will bring private investors that can partner with the local government in addressing the community’s needs in infrastructure and investment among others. The secretary also highlighted the incoming program of the president called Citizens’ Watch or Masa Masid where the people in the barangay are asked to be volunteers and take part in the elimination of drugs, criminality, and corruption.

On the other hand, Senator Gatchalian was all praise for the City of Tacurong because of the apparent development he has witnessed from the first time he has visited the city to the present. He emphasized the awards that the city has received through the years under the governance of Mayor Montilla, which makes Tacurong as one of the best cities in the country. The senator also promised that he will help the city mayor strengthen education in the city as it is one of his platforms as a legislator. He also suggested to the city mayor, vice mayor, and city councilors present that the City of Tacurong and Valenzuela City be made sister cities as a sign of long-standing friendship between the two LGUs.

Secretary Sueno and Senator Gatchalian are not strangers to the City of Tacurong; the Senator had been a guest speaker at the 2011 Talakudong Festival while Secretary Sueno prided himself to be a frequent visitor as he only lives in the nearby Koronadal City. (Yen Robles, LGU-Tacurong Information)

Open post

Mayor Montilla mentored newly elected officials in the region

City Mayor Lina O. Montilla mentored twenty Local Chief Executives in Region XII during the Newly Elected Officials (NEO) program of the DILG dubbed Component II – Basic Orientation: First Critical Days for the Re-elected Local Officials of the NEO Program on October 4 in Villa Amor Hotel, Koronadal City.

With topics in Fiscal Management and Participatory and Transparent Governance, the city mayor highlighted in her mentoring the best practices of the Local Government of Tacurong under her watch such as the on-site consultation per LGU office and per barangay during budget preparation; giving recognition to top business taxpayers and top barangays in real property tax collection; and, institutionalization of the Business One Stop Shop to simplify and hasten the processing of business permits in the city. In addition, one of the highlights of Mayor Montilla’s presentation was the Php2 million City Aid given to each of Tacurong’s twenty barangays as the city’s assistance for their development projects and activities regardless of income status and political affiliation. The same city aid concept has been replicated by other LGUs in the region.

Also present as mentors during the event were General Santos City Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera and NAPOLCOM XII Acting Regional Director Veronica C. Hatague. DILG XII Regional Director Reynaldo M. Bungubung and OCD XII Regional Director Minda Morante were also present to support the event.

Mayor Montilla has recently finished training as a mentor at the Mentoring for Optimal Leadership and Development (MOLD) Mentor’s Program on September 27-29, 2016 at La Breza Hotel, Quezon City. She is now part of the Pool of Local Governance Mentors of the Local Government Academy (LGA). (Yen Robles, LGU-Tacurong Information)

Posts navigation

1 2 3 4
Scroll to top