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Hovering through the setbacks of the COVID-19 dilemma for 2 years, City Mayor Lino O. Montilla punctuated an economic outlook for Tacurong – by sustaining the city’s local economy through infrastructures and investors – in his 1st State of the City Address (SOCA) during the Formal Opening of the Regular Session of the 8th Sangguniang Panlungsod of Tacurong, January 19, 2022.


Bent on optimizing the city’s economic growth, Mayor Lino believes that infrastructure buildup will boost job creations, employment, and constituents’ reception of services which will all later on fuel the economy of Tacurong to thrive amid the crisis.


After recounting the fluctuating COVID-19 crisis in the city and his avid call for vaccination and boosters, Mayor Lino then highlighted some of the ongoing constructions and developments he assumed and continued from the previous administration of the late City Mayor Angelo O. Montilla.


One of which is the People’s Dialysis & Diagnostic Center which is currently in its Phase 3 of completion.


Another is the Development of Pioneer or Veterans Avenue in Brgy. Poblacion for the benefit of all the TODAs in the city. It will also serve as one of the food stations in the city to help and encourage local vendors.


Underway also in the city is the Redevelopment of Magsaysay Park Project under the Green, Green, Green Program of the Department of Budget and Management that is already at 67 percent.


On the other hand, the thoroughfares of Tacurong are already well-lit with the near completion of the P50-million solar streetlight Mayor Angelo has started. This is accompanied by the center island project of the Department of Public Works and Highways that also provides brighter illumination to the national highways of the city.


Mayor Lino also stressed that to ramp up a better road experience for the motorists by alleviating traffic in the main district highways, the 13-kilometer East Bypass Road under the ROLL IT program of the Department of Trade and Industry is already at 52 percent.


This is coupled with the ongoing West Bypass Road Project concretion. Soon, there will be a circumferential road connecting the west and east bypass roads that will function as diversion roads for trucks and other heavy vehicles in the city.


Farm-to-market roads are also included in Mayor Lino’s checklist for development as the LGU continues to dispense annual city aid to our barangays for their road repair and concreting projects.


As for the LGU’s infrastructures in its vicinity, Mayor Lino has greenlighted additional funding for the remaining furnishes of the new Executive and Legislative Buildings.


Further, Mayor Lino stressed that one marker of the revival of the local economy is the booming business sector. In 2021, 2,504 business registrants were logged with 426 of these belonging to new registrations.


Mayor Lino also elatedly conveyed that Tacurong has taken in its arms bigger business entities such as the NCCC Davao which has begun setting up its Hypermarket behind Dragon Gasoline Complex in Brgy. New Isabela.


This is just in addition to the presence of Robinsons and Gaisano malls which have already acquired properties for their structures in the city as well as the looming possibility of SM Malls also entering Tacurong.


As for Mayor Lino’s self-initiative, on the progressive lookout are the installation of a Digital Traffic System; the formation of a Super Health Center to bolster the existing City Health Office; the creation in Brgy. Calean of an Eco-Tourism Park, as well as a 20-bed Balay Silangan as a temporary rehabilitation shelter for drug offenders; the construction of a 6-court badminton facility inside Tacurong Pilot Elementary School; and the placement of 270 solar panels on the roof of Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center intended for the whole city hall building’s power supply.


In conclusion to his SOCA, Mayor Lino articulated his earnest appreciation to SP Tacurong, his colleagues, the employees of the city government, all stakeholders, and most especially the people of Tacurong for the continued support and unity to the LGU and his leadership.


City Vice Mayor and Presiding Officer of the 8th SP Lalaine J. Montilla also responded to the Local Chief Executive’s statement by citing the existing Executive-Legislative Agenda or ELA which has assisted both branches to execute unified decisions towards the employment of better services and programs for Tacurongnons.

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LGU-Tacurong tops off CSC month with Loyalty Awards

A more outstanding Civil Service – this is what the City Government of Tacurong envisions for its personnel as it concluded the month-long celebration of the 121st Civil Service Commission Anniversary in the city with the awarding of Loyalty Incentive as well as Career and Self-Development Incentive, September 27, 2021.

Forty-eight employees who rendered 10 to 45 years of service to the city government were able to receive cash and a gold jewelry from the selection of pins, rings, bracelets, or necklaces, depending on their years of employment, as part of their incentives.

The sole civil servant for this year who garnered 45 years of experience in the LGU is Emelia M. Domingo. As her reward, she took home a P50,000 check.

City Mayor Lino O. Montilla articulated his gratitude for the constant and steadfast labor of the employees to the city government. He also conveyed his hope to inspire the others to remain as an asset of the LGU through this act of acknowledgment.

His message tightly corresponded to the theme of this year’s CSC celebration: Transforming Public Service in the Next Decade: Honing Agile and Future-Ready Servant Heroes.

With that, 3 more staff who furthered professional development and attained additional academic degrees were also recognized with a plaque as part of their Career and Self-Development Incentive.

Prior to this, the LGU carried out a series of virtual activities such as webinars and mini-online quizzes in active commemoration of the CSC month.

All these undertakings were set in motion by the City Human Resource Management Office (CHRMO) spearheaded by CHRM Officer Elsa B. Indanao. (DECostas, LGU-TacInformation)


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𝗩𝗠 𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗼 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝘀 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗺𝗮𝘆𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗧𝗮𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆

Filling the void created by the untimely passing of Mayor Angelo ‘Roncal’ Montilla, incumbent Vice Mayor Lino Montilla yesterday took his oath of office as the new mayor of Tacurong City. Late Mayor Angelo Montilla passed away on Sunday, June 6, after he succumbed to COVID-19. Vice Mayor Montilla’s assumption to mayoralty post is in consonance with Section 44 of Local Government Code stating that “if a permanent vacancy occurs in the office of the governor or mayor, the vice governor or vice mayor concerned shall become the governor or mayor.” Montilla took his oath of office before Punong Barangay Maria Rhodora Pauya and witnessed by City Local Government Operations Officer Victoria Dolido. Meanwhile, citing the same provision of Section 44, Sangguning Panlungsod Member Lalaine Montilla, being the councilor with the highest number of votes in the 2019 elections, subsequently took her oath of office as the new vice mayor.

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𝐌𝐚𝐲𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐲𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚’𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡

Members of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) who are fellow local chief executives of the late City Mayor Angelo ‘Roncal’ Montilla, offer their condolences and words of sympathy to the bereaved family. Montilla was elected by his colleagues as Region 12 representative to the LCP despite being a first termer as city mayor. He was easily trusted to give voice to the mayors in the region at the national level. “Our LCP community had always held the Montilla brand of public service in high esteem.” — Mayor Evelio ‘Bing’ Leonardia, Bacolod City, National LCP President "Our condolences and prayers to the family of Mayor Montilla." - Mayor Richard Gomez, Ormoc City "Our fervent prayers for Mayor RONCAL and the MONTILLA FAMILY!." - Mayor Felipe Remo, Dumaguete City "Our deepest condolence to the family of Mayor Roncal Montilla." - Mayor Menchie Abalos, Mandaluyong City "Our deepest condolences and prayers to the family of Mayor Roncal and former Mayor Lina." - Mayor Nestor L. Alvarez, Science City of Munoz "Sending our family's sincerest condolences to the family of Mayor Roncal and Mayor Lina." - Mayor Nacional V. Merca, Maasin City "Will relay to her sister, former Mayor Lina Montilla." - Mayor Frances Cynthia J. Guiani-Sayadi, Cotabato City "Our condolences and prayers to the family of Mayor Montilla and the people of Tacurong City." - Mayor Majul Gandamra, Marawi City "Vaya con Dios Mayor Montilla. Condolences to the family and Mayor Lina." - Mayor Beng Climaco, Zamboang City "Our condolences to the family of Mayor Montilla. Our prayers in this time of grief. May he Rest In Peace - Sen.Bong Revilla, Mayor. " - Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla, Bacoor City

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At the formal opening of the 8th Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) Regular Session on February 3, 2021, City Mayor Angelo O. Montilla rendered his State of the City Address and tackled the city government’s development plans for Tacurong with utmost attention to COVID-19.

Mayor Angelo unravelled at the Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center the P20-million vaccination plan of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tacurong as the top priority project in the advent of this pandemic. This allotment could be augmented to vaccinate a bigger target population.

Aside from the two existing isolation facilities in Brgy. Upper Katungal, two more isolation facilities funded by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Office for Civil Defense are underway to house more returning local residents and OFWs.

Additionally, the P27.5-million People’s Dialysis Center in the city is on track to operate in 2022 before Mayor Angelo’s term ends. Adjacent to this, P14.9-million additional budget has been allocated for its laboratory machines and equipment.

On the other hand, the installation of the P10-million solar streetlights for the city streets is complete. The P50-million- national government funded solar streetlights for the national highways are also to be put in place in the first quarter of 2021.

Moreover, the finalization of the P92-million public market redevelopment proposal and the P5-million fuel depot at the public terminal for LGU transports’ consumption are also bound to be finished.

The multi-purpose executive building for the City Mayor’s Office personnel has already obligated P16 million of its P31-million construction funds. Once finished, Mayor Angelo will site his office on the ground floor to draw himself closer to the public’s concerns and suggestion. Meanwhile, the construction of the P50-million multi-purpose legislative building is 50% done.

The acquisition of heavy equipment by the LGU these past few months has also been apparent to ramp up the implementation of infrastructure projects especially the ones ‘By Administration’.

This project will cascade down to the 20 barangays through the creation of a Special Project Unit Team, wherein, 2 units of 6-wheeler dump trucks, 1 unit grader, 1 unit road roller or pison, 1 manlift, and 1 unit payloader will be on the roster for the barangay road maintenance programs.

Mayor Montilla also updated the people on the two significant legislations he sought upon taking over the mayoralty in 2019.

First, the ordinance ‘Adopting the Fair Market Value for General Revision of Real Properties’ has already been approved by both the city council and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and will be carried out by the City Assessor’s Office this March.

The second ordinance, Revision of the City Revenue Code enacted in 2011, is eyed for approval within the first quarter of 2021.

Mayor Angelo also took pride when Tacurong City became one of the very few LGUs in the region to exceed their tax collection target when it collected P131.3 million last year.

Meanwhile, this year’s Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) amassed a sum of P16, 520,811 and logged 2,158 business establishment registrations.

The estimated annual budget for the city this 2021 is at P736 million with 81% or P601.5 million coming from the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA). To lower the dependency rate of Tacurong from IRA, three big projects are on the line: a septage facility, a toxic waste facility, and a sanitary landfill.

Soon, at the 18.2-hectare land in Barangay Kalandagan recently acquired by the LGU, these projects will be erected to generate greater income for the city government.

As Mayor Montilla’s speech ended, he conveyed his profound gratitude to the collaborative support of the various partner[1]stakeholders, offices, and especially of the people of the city to his visions for Tacurong. Finally, he called on for the continuous unity of everyone in magnifying the common good for the city.

As a reply, City Vice Mayor Lino O. Montilla, presiding officer of the SP, assured that Mayor Montilla’s policies and programs will be rallied with support by the legislative branch. (DEC, LGU-TacInfo)

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