The Tacurong City Responsive Assistance and Coordinated Emergency Search and Rescue or TRACER was recognized as the Third Best Volunteer Organization in the National Level Gawad Kalasag 2012.
        Mayor Lina O. Montilla, Ms. Eufemia Robles of Tacurong CDRRMC, and Wilfredo Asucena of the City Treasury office received the P50,000.00 cash award from Director Lita B. Enok of Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) XII during the 7th RDRRMC meeting on January 28, 2013 at the Roadhaus Hotel, General Santos City.

Wilfredo Asucena of CTO signs the receipt of the P50,000.00 cash award for TRACER.Ms. Eufemia Robles and RDRRMC staff act as witnesses.

Regional Director Enok hands the check to Mayor Lina Montilla.

        TRACER’s contributions in DRRM and Climate Change Adaptation, particularly in providing help during response phase of DRRM are said to contribute to the resilience of Tacurongnons and the constituency of nearby towns. TRACER is a team of 23 multi-skilled volunteers tapped to conduct activities on mitigation and response in the city and in neighboring municipalities.
         National  ‘Gawad Kalasag’, which stands for KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan, is a presidential award given to individuals, non-government organizations, private sector and government organizations, in recognition of their initiative in helping the Filipino government uplift the standard of disaster management in the country.
         TRACER was evaluated by the National Selection and Evaluation Committee on August 3, 2012.