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MGCQ UPDATE! | Executive Order No. 38

Executive Order No. 38 issued by the provincial governor re-extends the period of Modified General Community Quarantine in the City of Tacurong and whole Province of Sultan Kudarat from July 1-15, 2020. (Most of the guidelines in the previous EO 37 are still being enforced.)

SOME HIGHLIGHTS:

📌Senior citizens, minors, pregnant women, and individuals with severe underlying medical conditions are still NOT ALLOWED outside their residence unless the travel is essential.

📌The following establishments are still NOT ALLOWED to operate: recreation & sports facilities, cockpits, movie houses, billiard halls, internet cafes, bars & beerhouses, sauna baths & massage parlors, fitness gyms, and other entertainment & amusement sites.

📌Establishments that are allowed to open must operate at 50% operational capacity.

📌No ID, No Entry Policy upon entering Tacurong City and any town in the province of Sultan Kudarat is still in effect. Uniformed personnel are still present at check points to monitor entry and exit of individuals and vehicles.

📌Transport coding or odd-even scheme for tricycles plying as public transport is still being implemented.

📌Public transport and private vehicles must maintain reduced passenger capacity. Vehicles for public transport from outside Sultan Kudarat may be allowed entry provided it is from point to point or terminal to terminal. They can drop passengers along the way but picking up passengers is prohibited.

📌VEHICLES BEARING FOOD STICKERS OR FOOD PASSES ARE REQUIRED TO PRESENT THEIR BUSINESS PERMITS AT THE CHECK POINTS.

📌Wearing of face masks is still mandatory.

📌Physical distancing & other health protocols must still be strictly observed.

📌Protocols in receiving locally stranded individuals and returning OFWs are in place. Isolation facilities of LGUs must be strengthened by providing enough manpower for their operations. The LDRRM OFFICER WILL SERVE AS SUPERVISING OFFICIAL OF ISOLATION FACILITIES.

📌Contact tracing is still being strengthened. PUROK PRESIDENTS ARE INCLUDED AS MEMBERS OF BHERTS. Establishments are mandated to require their customers to record in a logbook their names, contact numbers, and other details.

📌Curfew hours: 9:00PM-4:00AM.

📌LIQUOR BAN IS LIFTED.

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Tacurong Negosyo Center turns 1

It’s been a productive year for the Negosyo Center of Tacurong City.

To celebrate its first year anniversary on March 9, the DTI, DOLE, the local Chamber of Commerce, and LGU-Tacurong held an anniversary program at the facility.

In attendance were OIC-Mayor Hon. Cirilo Y. Flores, Revelina Sespeñe of DTI-SK, Martin Te of Fil-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Rey Miguel N. Lopez of SKCCIFI, and various representatives from DOLE SK, DTI SK, the business sector, and LGU-Tacurong.

The center reported that a year after its establishment, among its accomplishments included assistance to 34 Tacurongnon MSMEs and development of 44 new product labels.

Through various assistance in business operations, it was able to access P200 million funding from DOLE, one of the beneficiaries of which was the Tacurong Terminal Vendors Association (TATVA) for their highly successful TATVA Groceria.

It also provided 36 entrepreneurial training and seminars where 947 MSMEs were able to access.

The Tacurong Negosyo Center was the first to be established in Sultan Kudarat. In 2017, seven more LGUs in the province are expected to follow suit. (YRobles, LGU-Tacurong Information)

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Tacurong City opens first Negosyo Center in Sultan Kudarat

The City Government of Tacurong, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Sultan Kudarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. (SKCCIFI), held the grand opening of the Negosyo Center on March 9, 2016.

The launching was led by City Mayor Lina O. Montilla, SKCCIFI President Mr. Erwin Garcia, DTI-XII Regional Director Ibrahim K. Guiamadel, and DTI-SK OIC Ms. Felisa Sinobago. In full support were the heads and representatives of various partners and stakeholders of the the Negosyo Center including the LGU offices, Sangguniang Panlungsod, Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, JTF Talakudong, PAG-IBIG, SKSU, City Schools Division of Tacurong, DSWD, SSS, DOLE, TESDA, DOST, DTI-Cotabato, Rotary Club, members of the media, and PIA-Region 12 among others.

The grand opening began with a blessing of the facility by Rev. Fr. Salvador Robles, DCC and ended with a press conference.

A first in the province, the Negosyo Center will serve as a convergence center of LGU-Tacurong, DTI, SKCCIFI, various line agencies, and private organizations. It will cater to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in their conduct of business registration and licensing. It will also provide business advisory, training and seminars, and other available technical assistance. Academics and students alike who would like to conduct their research on businesses in the area may also rely on the center as a resource. (Yen Robles, LGU-Tacurong)

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Talakudong Fest ’15 to Open on Tacurong’s 64th Founding Anniversary

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It’s a double celebration!

Tacurong’s 64th Foundation Anniversary, dubbed Tacurong Day, on August 3 will mark the opening of the most anticipated 2015 Talakudong Festival.

“We want to start Talakudong Festival on a date that is very important to all of us here in Tacurong,” stated Mayor Lina O. Montilla.

On 3 August 1951, Tacurong was officially declared to become its own municipality from being a mere barangay of Buluan. Through the years, it went through significant changes that pushed it higher on the tiers of economic, social, and political development.

The municipality was then legislated to become a city on September 18, 2000. Tacurongnons celebrate this milestone through the Talakudong Festival.

Other activities lined up for the Tacurong Day celebration are: Parada sang Barangay; Palarong Pinoy; Headgear Parade; and Kasadyahan sa Tacurong.

Talakudong Fest ‘15

After Tacurong Day, a slew of festival activities will be conducted for Tacurongnons, friends, and guests. Not to be missed are the highlights and traditions of Talakudong Fest: the Lumbayag sang Dalanon kag Kiay Kiay sa Talakudong, a street dancing and field demonstration competition; the search for the Mutya ng Lungsod ng Tacurong, a pageant for the best beauty and brains of the city; and, the garden show, trade fair, and food plaza, a bonanza of the best products the city has to offer

There are more activities in the line up so foodies, sports enthusiasts, and culture and arts fans will find something to enjoy. For a full list of schedules, check out Tacurong City’s website: www.tacurong.gov.ph. (LGU-Tacurong City Information)

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