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DILG 12 holds UBAS orientation for Tacurong’s BATs

In a bid to step up the mainstreaming efforts of Ugnayan ng Barangay at Simbahan (UBAS), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) 12 conducted an orientation workshop to the members of the Barangay Action Teams (BATs) of Tacurong City on July 2, 2015.

Held at the Formation Center of Nuestra Señora dela Candelaria Parish, the orientation gathered more than 80 members of BATs from the twenty barangays composed of Barangay chairpersons, chapel leaders and representatives of barangay-based civil society organizations.

The creation of BATs in the city, notably the first in the region, is mandated by Executive Orders issued by the Punong Barangays. It was also an offshoot of the commitment of the Liga ng mga Barangay together with the DILG, Archdiocese of Cotabato and the Inter-Faith Group of Tacurong during the UBAS launching in February.

UBAS is a partnership of barangays, faith-based organization and the DILG which encourages citizens’ active participation in governance, thus institutionalizing transparency and accountability the local government.

Meanwhile, BATs are specifically tasked to monitor the proper implementation of the projects under Bottom Up Budgeting (BUB) and other engagements in the barangay, to achieve the goal of curbing corruption and promoting good governance.

DILG 12 UBAS Focal Person Jermie Erie-Yeager provided the participants with inputs on the BUB process and engagement of UBAS in BUB projects monitoring. BAT members were also taught on how to fill out BUB Monitoring Forms. DILG City Director Alberto Sero, Jr. also talked on the role of the barangays in promoting good governance.

The workshop included the drafting of action plan by each BAT that includes the schedule of ocular inspection of BUB-funded projects in the barangays as well as the conduct of interview to project beneficiaries among others.

Local Government Monitoring and Evaluation Division Chief Ester Valdez, who represented DILG Regional Director Reynaldo Bungubung during the event, commended the attentiveness and dynamism of the participants in the whole-day activity.

“Ang inyong presensya ay pahiwatig sa pagtugon na maging katuwang kayo ng kasalukuyang gobyerno sa pagpapatupad at pagpapatuloy ng tuwid na daan”, Valdez said as she relayed the message of the the DILG Director.

Mayor Lina Montilla also urged the BAT members to be committed in their tasks saying that the effective monitoring is a key ingredient in the proper implementation of government projects.

The whole-day orientation wrapped up with the talk of Father Zaldy Robles on “I Vote for Good Advocacy” which gives the citizens of the community a guide on what to look for a leader who possesses the qualities of an honest and efficient public servant. (ASFreno/LGU Tacurong City Information)

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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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LGU-Tacurong backs Pyesta Kolon Datal of Koronadal City

“This event will showcase not just our friend Koronadal, but our whole paradise that is Region XII,” stated Tacurong City Mayor Lina O. Montilla on Koronadal City’s International Folklore Festival dubbed Pyesta Kolon Datal to be held on August 9-18, 2015. “We are definitely backing this ground-breaking Festival,” she added.

Montilla personally expressed the support of LGU-Tacurong to Koronadal City Mayor Peter B. Miguel. Miguel, who is also the Festival Director, conducted an orientation among LGU-Tacurong City’s officials on July 1 at the Tacurong City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Center.

Mayor Miguel attested to the readiness of Koronadal in accommodating cultural performers from twelve countries in Asia and Europe. The public will witness world-class presentations from Armenia, Slovenia, Russia, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Turkey, Poland, Japan, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei, India, and Thailand.

Aside from the excitement that guest countries will bring, LGU-Koronadal assured that one of the highlights of the Festival is its very own B’laan cultural heritage. “Pyesta Kolon Datal highlights the unique and distinct culture of our Indigenous People, the Blaans and we want to share it with the rest of the world,” affirmed Miguel.

A B’laan Cultural Showcase will be held on August 18.

For the benefit of those who cannot make it to Koronadal on August 9-18, its LGU made sure that international cultural performers get to visit neighboring towns. “They will not just dance, they will interact with the crowd and even teach dance steps or give tokens,” shared Miguel.

LGU-Koronadal scheduled lecture-demos of two guest countries in Tacurong City. “Tacurongnons will definitely enjoy this experience,” said Montilla.

The Pyesta Kolon Datal was made possible through the efforts of LGU-Koronadal to link with the Conseil International Des Organisations De Festivals De Folklore Et D’arts Tradionnels or CIOFF. Through this effort, the Philippines is now an active associate member country of CIOFF.

Pyesta Kolon Datal is also in time for the celebration of Koronadal’s 75th Foundation Anniversary.

For more details on Pyesta Kolon Datal, visit (LGU-Tacurong City Information)

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Tacurong Taekwondo jins bag 6 golds, 4 silvers in regional tourney

All ten players of Tacurong City team won medals in the 2015 New Face of the Year Taekwondo Championship held at SM Trade Hall in General Santos City on June 27, 2015.

Gold medalists included Alexi Bañas, Johana Acob, Joanna Espulgar, Ivan Malicudio, Gabriel Arellano and Maxine Palpalatoc.

Four players fought in the gold medal rounds but failed in their campaign thus settled for silver medals. They were: Prince Lictawa, Carl Joshua Biaxoma, Carl Echavez and Dexter dela Fuente.

The team is coached by Charles Naecolt Saavedra.

City Councilor Rodrigo Jamorabon, head of the Tacurong delegation, commended the performance of the athletes.

“The medals the athletes garnered proved that they gave their best in the competition”, Jamorabon said. (ASFreno/LGU Tacurong City Information)

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Tricycle drivers, OSYs avail free training on small engine servicing

One hundred forty-nine tricycle drivers and out-of-school youth from different barangays of Tacurong City are beneficiaries of the free skills training on Motorcycle/Small Engine Servicing NCII organized by the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tacurong and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Said beneficiaries attended the orientation program conducted by the LGU on March 31, 2015 at the city gymnasium.

Budget for the said training is funded by the national government through the Bottom-Up Budgeting (formerly known as Grassroots Participatory Budgeting) program.

The budget for the training, downloaded to TESDA by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) will be used by the former to pay for the training expenses amounting to more than P5 thousand per enrollee. TESDA identified Centerpoint College of Arts and Sciences as the training center since it is the only school in the city offering Small Engine Servicing.

TESDA Provincial Director Reynaldo Bernal said that the training is the first BUB-funded project to be implemented in the Province of Sultan Kudarat.

City Local Government Operations Officer Alberto Sero, Jr. was also happy to note that Tacurong is one of the earliest LGUs in Region XII to implement projects under the 2015 BUB programs.

Apart from the free training, the beneficiaries od the training will also receive more than P1, 400 allowance that they will receive from the city government upon completion of the training program. They will also receive free set of tools that they can use to start their own economic enterprise.

LGU’s Community Training and Employment Coordinator Josephine Ubaldo said that the allowance and toolkit that will be received by the beneficiaries serve as counterpart of the LGU in the implementation of this project.

In her message during the orientation, Mayor Lina Montilla urged the beneficiaries to take the training seriously since they are few of the many who aspire to avail of the same opportunity.

“With the free training and set of tools that will be given to you, there is no reason that you could not start your own income-generating projects”, Mayor Montilla told the beneficiaries.

Meanwhile, Sanggunian Committee on Livelihood Chairman Rodrigo Jamorabon, who also is the chair of the Committee on Peace and Order, said that most of the tricycle drivers who are beneficiaries of this project were also able to attend the Target Hardening Seminar that have been conducted by the PNP.

Jamorabon said that with the assistance given to them by the government in terms of training and livelihood, he is optimistic that the drivers would be more inspired to cooperate with the government in ensuring the safety of the community. (LGU Tacurong City Information)

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