Student organizations’ officers from various senior high schools in Tacurong City elected from among themselves young officials who will act as counterparts of elected city officials.
They will sit as young officials on August 27 to 30, 2019.
Esmail Guindale of Rajah Muda National High School was chosen as the young mayor while Cedrick Morales of VF Griño National High School will serve as the young vice mayor.
Elected as young councilors are: Allona Amor Sumatra, Chris Raphael Formacion, Leana Jean Dasmariñas, Anthony Porras, Kaye Sanchez, Jeffrey Marcos, and Graciele Marie Alvarez.
Two others were elected as Liga ng mga Barangay President and Sangguniang Kabataan President, namely: Al Hazeer Pipikan and Camille Detablan.
The group of young officials paid Mayor Roncal Montilla a visit earlier today.
The election of young officials is part of the celebration of Linggo ng Kabataan spearheaded by the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation under its president Ma. Cristina Duadua, in collaboration with Rotaract Club of Talakudong.
It aims to raise awareness among the youth about the dynamics of local governance and legislation. (ASF, LGU Information)
Strong leadership that resulted in better health outcomes for the poor paved way for the Local Government Unit of Tacurong City to receive various awards during the Regional Awards of the Department of Health.
In total, Tacurong collected three major awards in the ceremony graced by Assistant Health Secretary Abdullah Dumama on August 23, 2019, at Greenleaf Hotel, General Santos City.
Tacurong bested other cities in the Best-Performing LGUs for Local Health Systems Award.
Meanwhile, former Mayor Lina Montilla was conferred with Outstanding Bridging Leader in Public Health Award under the Local Chief Executive Category. Bridging leadership is anchored on a concept that effects paradigm shift from traditional leadership into a transformational one. The former mayor, a champion of DOH and Zuellig Family Foundation’s Health Leadership and Governance Program, has become a household name in serving as a resource speaker in national and international health governance conferences or colloquiums. Montilla also shared her experiences as a bridging leader during the awarding rites.
Capping the list of awards for Tacurong was the conferment of Outstanding Bridging Leader in Public Health under the City Health Officer Category.
DOH Representative for Sultan Kudarat Dr. Mercedes Manansala, who had been with Tacurong every step of its health governance journey, joined the Tacurong team during the event. (ASF, LGU Information)