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Tacurong youth compete in Tacurong Day poetry

Potential youth literary artists in the city competed in Dungog: a Spoken Word Poetry Contest, a first of its kind literary competition held in celebration of the 67th Tacurong Foundation Anniversary, on 1 August 2018 at the Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center.

Ten (10) contestants, each representing their respective barangays, performed their poetry pieces with a theme related to the foundation anniversary of Tacurong such as our past, who we are, and where we are heading as Tacurongnons, and/or the significance of the celebration.

Present to support the literary competition were Hon. Ma. Rhodora P. Pauya, Punong Barangay of Rajah Muda, and Hon. Rodolfo O. Jacob, Punong Barangay of San Pablo, and committee vice chairwoman, Ms. Emelie Jamorabon, City Toursim Officer.

Judges for the event were accomplished writers and editors Mr. Jude Ortega, Mr. Gerald Galindez, and Mr. Nikko Clar.

First place winner was Mary Cris Huquire of Brgy. Lancheta; second place, Rhelyn May Obeja of Brgy. Rajah Muda, and third place, Freddierick James Soriano of Brgy. New Carmen. The winners took home Php 5, 000.00, Php 3,000.00 and Php 1, 500.00, respectively.(YMR, LGUTac-Info)

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Tacurong City celebrates 4 festivals in one

It’s a multiple celebration for the City of Tacurong as it celebrates four festivals in one.

On 30 July 2018, City Mayor Lina O. Montilla led the opening of Tacurong Day (67th Founding Anniversary of Tacurong), 18th Barangay Day, 9th Sulong Tacurong Business Week, and Barangay Farmers & Entrepreneurs Festival 2018.

This year’s foundation anniversary and Barangay Day has a theme “Iselebrar ang Tacurongnon nga Kinaiya, Maghugpong kag Maghiliusa”.

Meanwhile, the 9th Sulong Tacurong – Business Week and Barangay Farmers & Entrepreneurs Festival 2018 has a theme “Enhancing MSME’s Competitiveness through Innovation and Technology”.

The opening program was held at the Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center and was attended by the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, the different Punong Barangays and other barangay officials of the city, Sangguniang Kabataan officers, representatives from the different government offices, the business sector including the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Sultan Kudarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc., the academe, civil society organizations, the employees and heads of offices of the LGU, the PNP, BFP, BJMP, RMFB 12, and JTF Talakudong.

Aligned with the entrepreneurial theme of the festivities, resource speaker for the event was successful agri-entrepreneur Ms. Edna Feliprada, owner of South Valley food products. In her testimony, she encouraged the micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs of the city to not give up and keep on working on their products, and to not be afraid of seeking government assistance in improving production.

In closing, Montilla led the banging of the ceremonial gong to mark the start of the festivities and the official opening of the barangay booths located inside the city gym.

The festivities will run from July 30 to August 3, 2018. (YMR, LGUTac-Info)

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Tacurong turns 65

From foot trails to four lanes; from a hike to the next town’s market, to its very own vibrant economy: Tacurong has indeed come very far 65 years after its founding.

On August 3, 2016, the City of Tacurong celebrated its 65th foundation anniversary with the annual Tacurong Day celebration.

Beginning at 6:30 am, a Holy Mass was held and attended by City Mayor Lina O. Montilla, other city officials, LGU employees, senior citizens, representatives from both the private and public sectors, barangay officials and residents, students and teachers, the peacekeepers, and guests.

The annual headgear parade followed suit, which was truly a spectacle of creativity, craftsmanship, and sensibility in decorating Tacurong’s traditional kudong. The parade was participated by 13 organized groups from the different sectors of the city; it started and ended at the Tacurong City Hall grounds and traversed the main streets of the city. Monte Vicenteau Resort took home the first prize worth Php5000.

The opening ceremony, which was held at the Tacurong Sports and Cultural Center, conferred various awards including the Top 20 Outstanding Business Taxpayers, which was topped by Tacurong Fit Mart, Inc.; Outstanding Taxpayers for Real Property Taxes (RPT), topped by Mr. John Garcia of Brgy. Poblacion; Outstanding Barangays in Collection of RPT, which was topped Brgy. New Passi; and the Talakudong Tourism Awards, which were conferred to DOT-accredited establishments namely Edjin Pension House, Woodland Tourist Inn, Capitol Air Travel, and Monte Vicenteau Resort. The Lupong Tagpamayapa Incentive Awards 2016, which were given to top-performing lupong tagapamayapa among the 20 barangays, were also bagged by Brgy. New Isabela in 3rd place, Brgy. Tina in 2nd place, and Brgy. Calean in 1st place. The grand slam winner Brgy. Upper Katungal was exempted this year.

As she recalled the beginnings of Tacurong, the city mayor, in her speech, shared the glory with both the local government workers and the constituents of the city.  “Dasig ang aton pag-uswag kay tungod sa aton unity, cooperation, kag teamwork. Kabay pa nga ipadayon naton ini.”

The opening ceremony also served as the opening salvo of the Talakudong Festival 2016 and the 7th Sulong Tacurong Business Week.

Simultaneous with other activities was the the Farmers’ Festival: Agri and Producers’ Fair where all twenty barangays, in their own bahay kubo lining up the City Hall grounds, exhibited the bounty of their respective areas. Each barangay also sponsored a fiesta lunch which they shared with festival-goers.

In the afternoon, a Larong Pinoy took place followed by an inter-barangay singing contest. At night, a battle of the bands entertained the crowd; a 15-minute long fireworks display marked the end of the celebration. (Yen Robles, LGU-Tacurong Information)

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