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LGU gifts toys and meals to PWD kids

The annual gift-giving activity of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tacurong continues this year as one hundred thirteen (113) Children with Special Needs each received a stuffed toy, a Jollibee meal and two hundred pesos (P200.00) courtesy of the city government and other sponsors, December 18, 2020.

A brainchild of City First Lady Cora Montilla, the gift-giving pushed through at the Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center with the effort of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) and the support of the Community-based Volunteer for the Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (CBVRDP) in the city.

City Mayor Angelo O. Montilla acknowledged in his message the hardships of the parents in raising their Children with Special Needs and also expressed his gratitude towards the agencies and people who made, not just this gift-giving but also other programs, possible for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

Likewise, two of the children’s parents also shared their message of thanks to the LGU and partner-stakeholders for assisting their children’s medications and operations. One of the beneficiaries of the LGU and Tebow Cure Hospistal, Ara Jane Ablan, also offered an intermission number to the PWDs and guests.

Reynaldo Lee, President of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) and an anonymous sponsor donated a total of P22, 600.00 making the PWDS take home P200.00 each. Mr. and Mrs. PO3 Samuel Javier of S & M Realty and Rev. Octavio Consebit and parents from Kairos Learning Academy of Tacurong also sponsored some of the gifts.

The event was also graced by City Vice Mayor Lino O. Montilla, City Councilors Lalaine Montilla and David Salazar, Philippine Army 6O1st Infantry Brigade Commander Brigadier General Roy M. Galido and his wife Rina Galido, CSWD Officer Euphemia Robles, and FFCCCII President Reynaldo Lee.

The LGU is on track to gift one hundred eighty-seven (187) more PWDs on December 22, 2020. (DEC, LGUTac-Info)

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LGU-Tacurong goes full on with wheelchair distribution for PWDs

The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tacurong has amplified its assistance towards Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) with a two – day wheelchair and food pack distribution on December 15-16, 2020.

Spearheaded by City Mayor Angelo O. Montilla and City First Lady Cora Montilla, the LGU delivered thirty (30) wheelchairs and food packs right on the front doors of identified PWDs from nine (9) barangays — New Lagao, Buenaflor, EJC Montilla, New Isabela, Griño, San Rafael, Tina, San Emmanuel and San Pablo.

Along with the wheelchairs and food packs, some recipients were also subjected for further support due to their tragic situations.

For instance, following Mayor Montilla’s instruction, 22-year-old Jeron Jurilla of Brgy. Griño will be scheduled by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) to a Physical Therapy for his involuntary stiffness and spasms due to Cerebral Palsy.

On the other hand, 61-year-old Lucia Delmo, a stroke patient, has been bedridden for one (1) year on a bed placed near a pigpen inside their half-roofed house. Seeing this, Mayor Montilla tapped New Isabela’s Punong Barangay, Hon. Juaren Javier, to provide roofing and other housing materials for Lucia’s family. He also promised them a sack of rice to aid their daily needs.

Likewise, Mayor Montilla also pledged a sack of rice to 63-year-old Joeffrey Ferje of Brgy. San Pablo who is enduring a Parkinson’s disease for ten (10) years now. A brand-new electric fan will also be given to him to ease his difficulty of breathing and replace his old, frameless fan.

So far, the LGU has reached forty-two (42) out of the fifty (50) identified PWDs including the twelve (12) who previously received their wheelchairs and food packs last November 27, 2020.

These are only some of the LGU-assisted programs in the city for PWDs initiated by Mayor Montilla. Next year, a larger number of PWDs will be catered and served especially for their medication needs because the LGU anticipates the completion of the People’s Dialysis Center in Tacurong. (DEC, LGUTac-Info)

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Tacurong celebrated beauty and goodwill with Talakudong

Photo by Jhon Rell Paclibar

The streets came alive with dazzling colors and friendly smiles in the City of Tacurong during the Lumbayag sa Dalanon kag Kiay kiay sa Talakudong street dancing and field demonstration competition, a highlight of the 2019 Talakudong Festival held last September 18.

Talakudong Festival is the celebration of the charter anniversary of Tacurong. It is the most featured of the four festivals celebrated in the city. This year it bears the theme “Ipasundayag ang imo Katahum, Dakbanwa nga Mainabyanun”. (Showcase your beauty, City of Goodwill)

And indeed, the city exemplified beauty and goodwill through various invitational activities and other events specifically aimed for the youth.

Instead of spending for celebrities, the city organized sports, arts, and talent activities in order to hone and develop the Tacurongnon youths’ potential so that one day they may lead Tacurong to greater heights. “Instead of senseless activities, we chose to spend on meaningful ones where our youth can participate. We are keeping them off the streets,” said City Mayor Angelo O. Montilla.

On September 9, the festival opened with a motorcade and the 1st Talakudong Float Parade; Monte Vicenteau Resort bagged the first place.

Simultaneous with the opening parade was an opening ceremony led by Mayor Montilla where he welcomed guest speaker Civil Service Commissioner Aileen Lourdes Lizada. The latter discussed the Existing Retirement Programs of the Government Employees in the Philippines.

For the next few days until its culmination on the 18th, Tacurongnons and other visitors from other areas were able to witness and participate in various competitions in sports, culture, and the arts.

The various sports competitions and activities included the 1st Angelo O. Montilla Volleyball and Basketball Tournaments, the 1st Mayor Angelo O. Montilla Talakudong Downhill Race Competition, the 1st Angelo O. Montilla Fide Rated Chess Cup, the 1st Angelo O. Montilla Badminton Tournament, 2019 Talakudong Sepak Takraw Championships, Talakudong Bicycle Tour, Talakudong Charity Fun Run, 1st Talakudong Kids Bicycle Race, 1st Talakudong Cross Country Race, and Aeromarathon.

The Arts also held a special place in the festival through the Drawing & Painting Adventures Workshop, a free art workshop provided to all interested youth in the city. Their output was judged at the Battle of the Brushes.

Talents also took center stage with the Mindanao-wide Indak Kudong Cultural Dance Contest, Talakudong Fold Dance and Street Jam Hip Hop Dance Contests, and Kantahan sa Siyudad Singing Contest. Montilla promised to up the ante next year so participants can expect a Php 100,000 prize for the hip hop competition.

The Makasining Lahi, an LGBTQ+ community in the city, also took part in the festivities through the annual Gupit Mo, Sagot Ko, a free haircut drive now on its 7th year and Queen Talakudong 2019 pageant.

Volunteerism was also not lost with the conduct of Dugong Konsehal bloodletting activity. This was also in celebration of the Civil Service Month and Philippine Councilors League Week.

One of the most anticipated events of Talakudong was the Search for the Mutya ng Lungsod ng Tacurong. This year, 20-year old Janel P. Frigillana, a BS Criminology student of the Southern Mindanao Institute of Technology, took home the crown.

Pet lovers also had their day in the sun with the 2019 Dogs’ Day organized by the City Veterinary Office while mobile gamers had a chance to show off their skills in the Smart Mobile Legend Tournament co-sponsored by Smart Communications.

Party-goers also had a good time at the foam party held at the Talakudong Grandstand while snacks, plants, and other goods were on display at the Talakudong Trade Fair.

Finally, bloggers and vloggers had a whale of a time featuring the different tribes of the street dancing and field demo competition while photographers captured moments to win best photo in the Igpat sang Kamera photo contest.

With participation and support from Tacurongnons and other visitors from all over the country, Talakudong Festival 2019 was deemed a roaring success. But the laurels won’t stop there. Each year it can assure, it will only get better.(YMR, LGUTac-Info)

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Wushu player bags first gold medal for Tacurong in Batang Pinoy 2019

Twelve year-old Ivan Ronnel Mabahin claimed the first gold medal for Tacurong City after winning the Wushu Dao Shu (Broadsword) Event at the 2019 Batang Pinoy National Championships in Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan.

Mabahin, a Grade 7 student of Tacurong National High School, is trained and coached by Maribeth Baba who is a teacher of San Emmanuel National High School.

Mabahin’s gold medal is also the first for Tacurong since it started joining the national event years ago.

He only managed to get a silver medal in last year’s competition.

Dao Shu is one of the events in Wushu Taolu or forms that use a sword in performing martial arts patterns, acrobatic movements, and techniques.

Wushu, a Chinese term for martial arts, is becoming one of the focus sports of Tacurong and seen as a potential source of gold medals like any other focus sports including arnis.

Mabahin and other athletes of Tacurong started taking the tournament floors on the second day of competitions yesterday and did not waste time in racking up medals.

After Mabahin, Tacurong’s other athletes also started racking up gold medals on the second day of the tournament.

Arnis players collected additional three gold medals led by Christian Dave Bucio who won gold in Double Weapon Non-traditional.

The Synchronized Open Weapon Non-traditional event also produced two gold medals courtesy of Christian Dave Bucio and twins Miguel John Clavaton and Samuel John Clavaton in Junior Boys and the trio of Shena Mae Valdez, Stepahanie Mones and Juana Marie Julaya.

Meanwhile, the silver medalists were the following: Mary Destiny Untal (Badminton- under 13), Joarex Camello (Wushu-Elementary chang Quan and Jianshu), Christian Dave Bucio (Arnis-Single Weapon Non-traditional), Miguel John Clavaton (Arnis-Double Weapon Non-traditional), Shena Mae Valdez (Arnis-Single Weapon Non-traditional), Althea Charmane delos Santos, Ma. Veronica Ilagan and Sofia Ashley Bulahan (Arnis-Synchronized Open Weapon Mon-traditional),

Rounding up the medal tally were bronze medalists that included: Jiesa Ada Stella Fano (Badminton, 13-15 y.o.), Ma. Fe Canderama (Wushu-Tai Chi Quan), Princess Sheryl Valdez (Individual Double Weapon Non-traditional), and the tri of Shena Mae Valdez, Stephanie Mones, and Juanma Marie Julaya.

In this tournament that will run until August 31, Tacurong is fielding 40 athletes in six disciplines, namely: arnis, badminton, wushu, judo, chess, athletics, and gymnastics. (ASFreno, LGU Information)

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Tacurong Young Athletes to compete in Batang Pinoy 2019

Forty (40) young athletes in Tacurong City are set to compete in Batang Pinoy 2019 on August 25 -31 in Puerto Princesa City.

Earlier today, August 19, City Sports Development Officer Jorjohn Cajandig introduced the athletes along with their trainers and coaches during the LGU flag-raising ceremony.

The delegates will compete in arnis, athletics, badminton, chess, gymnastics, judo, and wushu. Proud City Mayor Angelo O. Montilla assured the children that they have the city’s full support and that everyone will be waiting for their return.

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