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TaTaPP graduation 2nd batch.

More drug surrenderers in Tacurong graduate TaTaPP

Fifteen drug surrenderers from Barangay Upper Katungal and Barangay Tina became the second batch of graduates or Empowered Brethrens (EB) from the 5-day live in training of the TaTaPP or Tatap Tabang Para sa Paglaom program on March 9, 2017 at the Boy Scout Camp, New Carmen, Tacurong City.

Present during the ceremony were Rev. Fr. Zaldy Robles, DCC, TaTaPP Program Director; Mr. Alberto Sero, CLGOO; PSUPT RANIE HACHUELA, Tacurong City Chief of Police; J/SINSP NIMROD S VALENIA, Jail Warden BJMP-Tacurong City; Punong Barangay Ma. Lourdes Bogador of Brgy. Tina, and the barangay officials of Upper Katungal and Tina.

Also present were the facilitators of the program who are trained volunteers coming from the Nuestra Señora Dela Candelaria Parish, LGU-Tacurong, BJMP, PNP, and DSWD Region XII among others.

The families of the EBs also attended to surprise them while the first batch graduates of TaTaPP attended to extend their support to their fellow EBs.

After the 5-day live in training, the EBs will continue with the TaTaPP program for six months in their respective barangays.

The TaTaPP program is the official community rehabilitation program of Tacurong where it uses a therapeutic community approach. The program also provides training to the EB’s family and community for a truly encompassing recovery. (YMR, LGU-Tacurong Information)

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Tacurong City welcomes new police chief

Intense drug operations. Reduction of street crimes like robbery and carnapping.

These are the top management priorities of PSupt Ranie P. Hachuela, the incoming Chief of Police (COP) of Tacurong City Police Station.

On January 18, 2016, the outgoing COP, PSupt Junny Buenacosa, officially relinquished his post to Hachuela in a Turn-over of Command Ceremony held at the Tacurong City Police Station.

Tacurong City’s Chief Executive, Hon. Lina O. Montilla, Vice Mayor Joseph George Lechonsito, members of the Sannguniang Panlungsod, barangay captains, and the rest of the Tacurong City Police Station personnel bore witness to the said ceremony.

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Also present to help welcome the incoming COP were officials from the Sultan Kudarat Police Provincial Office, Task Force Talakudong, Tacurong City Fire Protection Bureau, and members of the Rotary Club-Tacurong City Chapter, Sultan Kudarat Chamber of Commerce, and Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

PSupt Hachuela is a native of Brgy. Baras, Tacurong City, and he graduated from the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) in 1997. He was Deputy R4 Logistics at Police Regional Office 9 in Zamboanga City prior.

In 2003, PSupt Hachuela was awarded the Medalya ng Kagitingan (Medal of Valor) for his heroic deed in defending the town of Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte and rescuing the municipal mayor and his family from a siege against the MILF, which lasted for nine hours. (Yen Robles, LGU-Tacurong)

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Provincial Council lauds LGU special projects for children

The Provincial Council for the Protection of Children Evaluation Team lauded Mayor Lina O. Montilla’s special projects on children’s welfare during the annual assessment of the City’s Local Council for the Protection of Children on July 1, 2015.

The evaluation team noted projects such as the Busog Lusog Talino School Feeding Program, Project PAGLAUM MDG-FACES, and PEACE Learning Camp. The LGU’s support to the Special Program for the Employment of Students or SPES was also commended.

Moreover, the Team hopes that other LGU will replicate Tacurong City’s implementation of the Kalinga sa mga Batang Lansangan Program. This program was institutionalized through a City Ordinance authored by City Councilor Psyche M. Sucaldito and is now on its fifth year.

Further, the Evaluation Team gave comments and recommendations on crafting a road map for the council.

Tacurong LCPC’s sectoral duty bearers were present during the evalution. Duty bearers include the City Social Welfare and Development Office, City Health Office, DepEd, Philippine National Police –Women & Children Concern Desk (PNP-WCPD), City Budget Office, City Planning & Development Office.

The Poblacion Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC) was also involved during the assessment process. According to the evaluators they have chosen Barangay Poblacion based on the listing and score obtained during the evaluation City Evaluation Team headed by City DILG Officer Alberto Sero, Jr.

The Evaluation Team is composed of the Department of Interior and Local Government –SK Province,  Provincial Planning & Development Office, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, Provincial Health Office, PNP PHQ Sultan Kudarat, and NCIP.

LCPCs are evaluated annually to gauge functionality in implementing programs and projects for children. It also intends to examine policy in governance issues in the organization. LCPCs are required to mainstream child rights in their local plans. Programs for children must be creative, comprehensive, and sustained.  Sectors, as duty bearers, must work as a team to achieve the objectives of addressing the rights of the children in terms of Survival, Development, Participation and Protection. (Nancy Marie Bawe, RSW – LGU Tacurong City)

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