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600 add’l. solar streetlights to give Tacurong a new kind of bright

A new kind of bright – this is what the 600 additional solar-powered streetlights will bring to the once-obscure thoroughfares of Tacurong City.

For traversing motorists across Tacurong, this means that the stretches of the national highways of the city down the Kidapawan-Allah Junction and Dulawan-Marbel Road will be immersed in a better illuminance and a much clearer street-view.

Recently, the City Government of Tacurong already started laying out this Solar Streetlights Project.


Along the Kidapawan-Allah Junction that covers the barangays of San Emmanuel, San Pablo, Poblacion, New Isabela, Buenaflor, and EJC Montilla, the installation of these solar lampposts is 80% underway.

Meanwhile, encompassing the barangays of San Antonio, Griño, San Pablo, New Carmen, Kalandagan, and some parts of Poblacion, 20% of the illuminations have already been mounted on the side lanes of Dulawan – Marbel Road.

Each solar streetlight is consists of a solar panel and a 120-watt LED solar lighting lamp with an integrated LiPo4 battery, clamped to a 25-feet utility pole that’s erected on a column footing.


Moreover, the city government received 50 Million Pesos for this project from the Department of Budget and Management and the Department of Finance under the Local Government Support Fund-Other Financial Assistance.

This undertaking is one of the flagship programs of the late City Mayor Angelo O. Montilla and is also a complementary project to the existing 16-Million Solar Streetlight Project.


It was Mayor Angelo’s initiative to seek funding assistance from the national government through the Office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go. His request was later on approved by President Rodrigo Duterte and is finally taking shape these days. (DEC, LGU-TacInformation)

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328 more streetlights will illuminate Tacurong

No city street left unlit— that is the plan of the city government at the very least.

Dubbed simply as the Installation of Street Lighting System in Tacurong, this P16 million project aims to put up solar-powered streetlights along the four major highways crisscrossing the city and all main streets in  the downtown and barangay areas.

The better news, however, is that a big chunk of this project is currently underway and is at the bidding stage.

Costing P10 million, the city government will soon procure 328 units of 60 watts solar streetlights to be peppered along 24 major streets in the city.

These are the Doña Alica Avenue, Rizal Avenue, Quirino Avenue, Roxas Avenue, Pioneer Avenue, Quezon Avenue, Jaycee Avenue, Magsaysay Avenue, Martines St., Lapu-lapu St., Malvar St., Ledesma St., Mabini St., Bonifacio St., Jose Abad Santos St., Gen. Lim St., Doña Aurora St., Gen. Luna St., Fr. Burgos St., Diego Silang St., Del Pillar St., New Isabela Barangay Road, Public Terminal Road, and Brgy. Upper Katungal Provincial Road.

Each solar streetlight will be composed of a solar panel, a 60 watts LED solar lighting lamp with integrated LiFePO4 battery, an arm bracket, and accessories, all assembled in an existing utility post. Each set costs P24,000.

While that part of the project is well underway, other series of installations were set in motion as early as the 1st quarter of the year.

Currently, Tacurongnons are enjoying the nightime illuminations of the P2 million- worth installation of 100 watts solar streetlights along the direction of Rotunda- San Pablo stretch of the national highway.

Another P2 million – worth of installation was completed during this period of Modified Community Quarantine along the direction Rotunda – Dragon Complex with the same 19 units of 100 watts solar streetlights.

Next in line is another P2 million installation along the national highway – Upper Katungal junction. This series of the project is currently at the bidding stage.

This streetlight installation project is one of the promised priorities of City Mayor Angelo O. Montilla. He pooled enough resources from  the 2019 and 2020 budget and he is adamant in seeing this project through before the end of his term.(YMR, LGUTac-Info)

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