Open post

LGU Tacurong to receive P48-Million aid to boost efforts against coronavirus

The Local Government Unit of Tacurong City is set to receive P48,330,974.00 assistance from the national government to boost its war chest against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis.

The fund assistance is equivalent to a one-month Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of the city.

It is part of the “Bayanihan Grant to Cities and Municipalities” provided for under Local Budget Circular 125 issued by the Department of Budget and Management on April 7, 2020.

The grant is also one of the various temporary emergency measures adopted by President Rodrigo Duterte to respond to the crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier today, Mayor Angelo Montilla called for a meeting of the LGU’s finance committee to discuss possible programs, projects, and activities to be sourced out from the grant.

The City Development Council also convened afterward for an urgent meeting to discuss the matter.

Mayor Montilla said that a big portion of the budget will be used to provide food assistance to the affected households in the city.

The city government also plans to allocate a portion of the funds for the purchase of personal protective equipment, disinfection supplies and equipment, hospital/isolation center equipment & supplies, and medicines & vitamins.

The mayor assured that the breakdown of the grant will be disseminated to the public to make everything transparent.

“We will make sure that our people will know where the funds will go down to the last centavo”, he said. (ASF, LGU Information)

Open post

LGU Tacurong beefing up efforts against nCoV and ASF

Amid the growing concern over the novel coronavirus (nCoV) as well as the African Swine Fever (ASF), Tacurong City is exerting necessary efforts to prevent the entry of said emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in Tacurong.

Early this afternoon, February 10, City Administrator Roberto Ayco called for another meeting of involved offices and agencies to discuss more initiatives to undertake in the wake of confirmed nCoV cases in Luzon and ASF cases already recorded in nearby South Cotabato province.

Present during the meeting were City Health Officer Giovanni Deles, OIC City Veterinarian Allan Alimajen, Jr., LDRRM Officer Rodrigo Jamorabon, and Joint Task Force Talakudong Commander Col. Ferdinand Lacadin.

Representatives of the office of local DILG, Information Section, Agriculture, and City Schools Division were also present.

The Local Government Unit (LGU) has already established today an Incident Command System (ICS) that would integrate all efforts and responses relative to nCoV and ASF.

Mayor Angelo Montilla is also set to issue an executive order for the purpose.

To date, no patient under investigation (PUI) has been monitored yet in Tacurong.

There was also no reported case of ASF yet and local authorities are adamant to prevent the disease in entering our city.

Meanwhile, to avoid misinformation on coronavirus that engenders paranoia, the LGU also urged the Offices for City Health and Veterinary Services to intensify information advocacy.

Last Thursday, representatives of the two offices appeared on the LGU’s Kapihan with the media to give information and update on nCoV and ASF. (LGUTacurong-Info)

Scroll to top