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The Official Publication of the City Government of Tacurong Vol. II No. 2

www.tacurong.gov.ph

April - June 2013

Mayor Montilla, ten elected officials take oath before MTCC judge Re-elected Mayor Lina Montilla of Tacurong City and ten other elected officials belonging to the Liberal Party, publicly took their oath of office before Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) Presiding Judge Nectar Precious Hope Gumana-Mamon on June 28, 2013 at the City Gymnasium. Vice Mayor-elect Joseph George Lechonsito joined the mayor in the oath-taking as well as the other nine councilors, namely: Psyche Sucaldito, Charito Collado, Cirilo Flores, Paulino Ledda, Rodrigo Jamorabon, Benjamin Fajardo Jr., Ariel Ferdinand dela Cruz, Joselito Cajandig Sr., and Welson Ferrer. The public oathtaking was a reenactment of the oath-taking done at the sala of Judge Mamon on June 11, 4:00 in the afternoon, twenty-seven days after they were proclaimed by the City Board of Canvassers. In her message in front of the huge crowd who witnessed the event, Mayor Montilla urged everyone that it is time to move forward and face the challenges of the next three years. She once again appealed to the constituents to continue their support to the local leadership and cooperate with the programs of the city

Mayor Lina O. Montilla takes her oath of office before MTCC Presiding Judge Nectar Precious Hope Gumana-Mamon on June 28, 2013 at the City Gymnasium

LGU Strategic HR Plan takes shape Thirty-one key players in the development and implementation of Strategic Human Resource Plan for the City Government of Tacurong who were identified through Administrative Order 01-2013 convened for a write-shop on May 8-9, 2013 in General Santos City. Key players processed the results of the Job Analysis Survey conducted among employees of the city government. The said survey is part of the Competency Mapping, one of the major steps in formulating the agency’s HR Plan as mandated by the Civil Service Commission (CSC). HR competencies were also discussed.

The activity is part of the HR Plan development process based on CSC’s HR Strategic Plan Toolkit. The HR Strategic Plan is ‘aimed at capturing the people element of what an agency is hoping to achieve in the medium to long-term; ensuring that the agency has the right people in the right place; has the right mix of skills; employees display the right attitudes and behaviors; and are developed in the right way with enabling mechanisms and appropriate strategies. The major requisites in the development of the HR Plan are 1) Organizational Profile; 2) Agency Strategic Plan or Roadmap; and 3) Key Players. Cont’d on p11

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Updates from Public Employment Service Office (PESO) on p.4 LGU-Tacurong City Full Budget Disclosure (April-June 2013) on pp.8-9 State of the City Address (SOCA) on p.3 40 out-of-school youths pass NC II exam- story on p.11

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GSIS Trustee Mario J. Aguja during the TACEA General Assembly on May 31, 2013

TACEA to pass 2 resolutions on member benefits

Members of the Tacurong City Employees Association (TACEA) agreed to pass a resolution on the creation of an in-house medical program and another resolution for the increase of the city government’s share on members’ PAG-IBIG contribution. The said consensus was made during the TACEA General Assembly on May 31, 2013 at the City Gymnasium. Once approved, the said resolutions will be an addition to the other resolutions passed by the current officers headed by TACEA President Amelia Aksyon Barangay Kontra Dengue (ABKD) A. Bochorno who took office in June 2011. Earlier resolutions include: 1) a resolution conferring honorary membership to City elected and appointed Hanapin at linisin sa tahanan at bakuran ang maaring officials, and 2) a resolution exempting TACEA members with Job Order status pamugaran ng lamok. in paying the mandatory contribution for retiring employees and to oblige them Butasan o lagyan ng lupa ang mga lumang gulong. to pay 50% of the mandatory mortuary assistance for demised TACEAns. Takpan ang mga drum at timba.

Palitan ang mga tubig ng plorera dalawang beses sa isang linggo. Alisin ang tubig sa paminggalan. Linisin ang mga alulod. Itapon ang mga bagay na maaring pangitlugan ng lamok. Magpatingin sa health center kung may lagnat na nang dalawang araw.

Gawing dengue-free ang inyong barangay! Paalala mula sa DOH at LGU-Tacurong

The said assembly also allowed association officers and members to revisit TACEA policies and programs. In 2012, TACEA officers reviewed and amended the welfare program policies on mortuary, medical, retirement benefits, and calamity assistance. The amended policies are reflected on the newly published TACEA Manual of Operations. TACEA President Bochorno further reported the association’s accomplishments that include conduct of activities such as Kantahan ng Kabataan, LIPS XIV Sports Fest and Socio-Cultural Contest, LGU Christmas Cont’d on p. 3


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LGU agri office launches National Year of Rice 2013 The LGU-Tacurong Office for the Agricultural Services (OAS) launched the National Year of Rice (NYR) campaign in the city on May 6, 2013. As part of the launching, the NYR banner was raised by OAS with the help of department heads during the LGU’s Monday flag-raising ceremony. NYR carries the theme ‘Sapat na Bigas, Kaya ng Pinas’. Officials and employees of the City Government of Tacurong also pledged to save rice and support the national government’s advocacy for rice self-sufficiency through the recitation of the Panatang Makapalay (Save Rice, Save Lives Pledge). According to City Agriculturist Ramon B. Losañes, the OAS will spearhead extension activities that will increase rice consumers’ awareness on the country’s current scenario of rice production and consumption. OAS hopes that by facilitating

awareness, they will get the support of the people. “We want to inform all rice consumers that they can help our country achieve sufficiency. They can do simple things like, eating other staples aside from rice or cooking just enough rice for the family to reduce rice wastage in the household,” said Losañes. President Benigno S. Aquino III, under Proclamation No. 494, proclaimed 2013 as National Year of Rice. Aside from the goal of achieving rice self-sufficiency, NYR aims to promote better health among rice consumers and increase farmer’s income. NYR was launched in November 2012 during PhilRice’s 27th anniversary. Nationwide caravans and rice awareness campaigns have been conducted since then. Rice self-sufficiency is the country’s capability to sustain the demand of the populace for rice, without relying on importation. For more information on NYR, visit www.nyr2013.com. - Jezereel Louise C. Billano

LGU commemorates 30th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

With the theme “In Solidarity”, the City Government of Tacurong commemorated the 30th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (IACM) during its Monday flag ceremony on May 20, 2013. Marlow Anthony Buenacosa, head of the City Environmental Health and Sanitation Section (CEHSS) spearheaded the short program which included the candle-lighting ceremony and a prayer for individuals and families affected by HIV-AIDS. LGU-Tacurong through the CEHSS-Social Hygiene Clinic and Wellness Center aims to minimize and stop the fast-range cases of the HIV-

City officials light candles during the commemmoration of 30th IACM.

AIDS particularly in the city. C E H S S conducts information and education campaign to increase citizens’ awareness on the disease. Health workers facilitate lectures and forum on AIDS during Food Handlers Classes and post information materials in various places in the city. CEHSS also conduct regular vaginal smearing for sex workers and weekly pre-marriage counseling to minimize sexuallytransmitted diseases. As of March 2013, 370 new cases of HIV-AIDS were confirmed in the country. This number is 18%

Staff of LGU-Tacurong Office for the Agricultural Services lead the Panatang Makapalay during the official launch of National Year of Rice 2013.

DA to farmers: Produce organic seeds “We encourage you to produce organic seeds because the Department of Agriculture may be buy those seeds to expand organic farming in the region.” This was the message of Regional Director (RD) Jocelyn Torres of DA XII’s High Valued Crops Development Program to the 37 farmers who graduated from Technology Demonstration on Organic Vegetable Production and Farmer Field School (FFS) on March 17, 2013 in Brgy. Carmen, Tacurong City. According to RD Torres, vegetables are not considered organically produced unless these came from organic seeds. With this, farmer’s organic seed production is highly encouraged. Graduates of the said project were composed of farmers from vegetable-producing barangays of the city namely: Barangay San Pablo, New Carmen, Kalandagan, Upper Katungal, Tina, Calean, and New Isabela. The project showcased organic farming technologies and crop diversification through on-farm trials. The said on-farm trials were conducted in Brgy. New Carmen, using 14 vegetable varieties. Eggplant, pechay, and mustard have shown considerably adaptable characteristics to organic technologies, says a report from the City Office for Agricultural Services. The project included 19 training days on soil fertility, composting, organic nutrients preparation, pest and disease management, etc. Joey Columbres, FFS graduate and President of the Organic Vegetable Growers Association of Tacurong City, admits that total shifting to organic farming is not easy. However, he admits that as graduates of FFS, they are now one step ahead in organic production. “We are counting on the continuous support of DA and the LGU because we still have a lot to learn,” said Columbres. He also urged his fellow farmer-graduates to maximize the newly-established Organic Trading Post in the city. The said trading post is a grant from DA as support for the promotion of organic agriculture. The Technology Demonstration on Vegetable Organic Production and FFS was funded by DA-RFO XII, Agricultural Training Institute XII, and LGU-Tacurong City. - Jezereel Louise C. Billano

DOLE-SK registers 86 graduates on PhilJob Net Eighty-six fresh graduates of the Sultan Kudarat State University (SKSU) participated in the PhilJob Net and Skills Registration conducted by Department of Labor and Employment-Sultan Kudarat in partnership with Tacurong Public Employment ServIce Office (PESO) on April 11, 2013 in SKSU-ACCESS Campus. DOLE conducted the activity to help new graduates find decent jobs that match their educational background and skills. PhilJob Net is an online job and applicant matching system that helps job seekers find opportunities that fit their credentials. At the same time, the said system helps employers find potential workers or employees for their companies. PhilJob Net is managed by DOLE. Meanwhile, each local government unit through PESO maintains a Skills Registry System--an offline database of the locality’s jobseekers and their skills. Data encoded and stored on the SRS is regularly transmitted to DOLE to make these available on PhilJob Net. SRS of Tacurong-PESO now houses data entries from 800 skilled workers. - Myla D. Muyco

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EDITORIAL BOARD

Managing Editor: Allan S. Freno News Writers: Allan S. Freno. Jezereel Louise C. Billano Contributors: Myla D. Muyco. Lemuel Bravante. Smilee Joy A. Sonza Lay-out Artist: Jezereel Louise C. Billano Photographer: Jorjohn C. Cajandig Proofreaders: Laila S. Gulmayo-Pelaez. Toni Ann M. Ayco-Suboc Editorial Advisers: Lina O. Montilla. Eduardo K. Nicolo


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7th Limpyo Kalog supports DOH anti-dengue campaign June is Dengue Awareness Month. It is also during this month that dengue cases start to increase. And the best way to fight dengue, according to DOH, is for everyone to take action. The 7th Limpyo Kalog or Linis Kanal of the City Government of Tacurong was dedicated not only to minimize flooding during this rainy month but also to support DOH’s ABKD (Aksyon Barangay Kontra Dengue) campaign. The 7th Limpyo Kalog was simultaneously conducted in different areas in the city on June 22, 2013. Despite the gloomy weather, members, employees, and officials of public and private agencies marched to their respective areas to clean canals and surroundings. These include LGU-Tacurong, BJMP, the Nuestra Señora dela Candelaria Parish, Tacurong Market Vendors Association, Bikers Club of Tacurong, Knights of Columbus, COMELEC, GSP, Sta. Catalina Multipurpose Cooperative, DILG, RTC, JTF Talakudong, Municipal Trial Court in Cities, Prosecutor’s Office, BFP, DOLE-PESO, DepEd, Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association, NOVO, BIR, NFA, TELOF, NSO, SUKELCO, SKWD, and PNP. Educational institutions also rendered their service for the environment: SKSU, NDTC-High School and College Department, and

Notre Dame Siena College of Tacurong. Barangay and purok officials also led the clean-up in their respective areas. The 7th Limpyo Kalog is the City Government’s response to the call of DOH and DILG for collective effort in combating dengue. Through ABKD, DOH in partnership with DILG encourages LGUs down to the barangay level to spur collective actions against dengue virus. This includes regular community clean up to destroy breeding grounds of dengue-carrying mosquitoes. - Jezereel Louise C. Billano

TACEA to pass new resolutions Cont’d from p.1

Party, Christmas Gift-Giving to indigents and inmates, and TACEA Strategic Planning; participation in LGU Women’s Month Celebration. TACEA also participated in the 11th Public Sector Employees Alliance of SOCSKSARGEN (PSEAS) Socio-cultural contest, 7th PSEAS Sports Fest, LGU orientation for new entrants, 1st PIPSEA National Executive Board Conference, Basic Educators Training sponsored by the Labor Education and Research Network and PIPSEA. Prior to the conduct of the General Assembly, TACEA facilitated a forum on Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) reforms. A talk was delivered by GSIS Trustee Mario J. Aguja. - Jezereel Louise C. Billano

Students and teachers of SKSU-Tacurong Campus clean canals during the 7th Limpyo Kalog.

SOCA highlights positive outcomes of excellent governance, good partnerships Re-elected Tacurong City Mayor Lina O. Montilla’s State of the City Address (SOCA) highlighted the positive results of pursuing excellent governance and building good partnerships during her first term. The SOCA was delivered during the Inaugural Session of the 6th Sangguniang Panlungsod on July 3, 2013. “Our City, being new and small compared to others, has now been recognized as one of the best-performing cities in the country,” said Mayor Montilla.

program empoweres barangays to implement necessary infrastructure projects and other priority projects in education, livelihood, health, environment, etc. Among other projects maintained by the city government are: Annual Free Surgical Mission and Operation Tuli; Business One-Stop Shop; Limpyo Kalog (Linis Kanal); blood-letting activities; and Project LINA (Leaders’ Innovative Action) City Hall sa Barangay. Excellence and partnerships Local special bodies will Balanced prioritization of programs also continue working for the city’s and projects for development of various welfare: the City Development sectors led the city to the prestigious National Council; City Peace and Order Council; Gawad Pamana ng Lahi (GPL) Awards 2012 Local School Board; Local Health Mayor Montilla delivers her SOCA on July 3, 2013 at the Legislative Building. of the Department of the Interior and Local Board; and the City Disaster Risk Government (DILG). The City was among Reduction Management Council. Fiscal Management the GPL Top 5 National Finalists that include Puerto The creation of the Joint Task Force Talakudong The mayor emphasized the city’s good financial Princesa, Palawan; Makati City; Santiago City, Isabela; (JTFT) is another best practice of the city. JTFT was created performance by showing comparative figures of local and Vigan City, Ilocos Sur—the winner. to support law-enforcement agencies and the military in revenues and expenditures from CY 2009-2012. Local In the same year, Tacurong City received the maintaining the city’s peace and order. revenues increased from P60,386,440.74 in CY 2009 to Seal of Good Housekeeping Silver (SGH)—a proof P80,148,177.43 in CY 2012. Savings from operations, on the of the city’s accountability and transparency in local Vision other hand, showed an increasing trend from P40,217,753.01 governance. The city received the SGH Bronze in The Executive-Legislative Agenda (ELA) will be in CY 2009 to P89,100,840.41 in CY 2011. In CY 2012, city’s 2011. formulated by the newly-elected city officials come July savings dropped to P1,647,861.35 because of decrease in These awards brought additional monetary 2013. ELA serves as a guide for both the executive and Internal Revenue Allotment—a result of the conversion into assistance for the city. The SGH Bronze and Silver awards legislative branch of the local government in planning cities of 16 municipalities. Big projects were also undertaken were complemented by P3-million and P2-million cash and implementing priority projects in the next three in 2012 that include: progressive construction of the City awards, respectively. These amounts were then used years. Mayor Montilla seeks the assistance of the City Cultural & Sports Center, City Museum, City Library, new for road concreting in Barangays Upper Katungal and Local Government Operations Officer Alberto Sero Jr. in public cemetery, perimeter fence of the Tacurong City Tina. this endeavor. Integrated Public Terminal; and purchase of two brand new Good partnerships established and In her SOCA, Mayor Montilla enumerated some dump trucks and brand new meat van, among other big maintained by the city government especially with the of the LGU’s priorities for 2013-2016. These include: ticket projects. Regional Development Council (RDC) also led to the completion of the City Cultural & sports Center, City P129-million grant for the concrete paving of unpaved Library, and City Museum; enhancement of the traffic Sustainable Projects portions of the road from the National Highway to the management system and solid waste management; “We believe that development should encompass Baras Bird Sanctuary, and other agricultural assistance institutionalization of the Iskolar ng Lungsod ng Tacurong; all areas in the city,” said Mayor Montilla. and infrastructure projects. enactment of the tricycle franchising system; and The mayor expressed her commitment to continue improvement and monitoring of the delivery of basic to implement the Two-Million City Aid to Barangays. The said social services. -Jezereel Louise C. Billano


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PESO Corner Public Employment Service Office

Director Domingo: DOLE-PESO, SK-TIPC’s batang-palengke project is public-private partnership in action

Donors and beneficiaries of the Batang Palengke Project

1,274 SPES grantees celebrate SK Labor Day

One thousand two hundred seventy-four (1,274) grantees of the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) from all over Sultan Kudarat (SK) Province gathered for the annual Labor cum SPES Day celebration on May 1, 2013 at the City Gymnasium, Tacurong City. SPES delegations from 12 LGUs, schools, and agencies showcased their talent and teamwork through the Yelling Contest and Pop Dance Competition. LGU-Tacurong delegation won the gold in the Yelling Contest while SK Provincial Capitol delegation took home the gold for the pop dance competition. According to DOLE-Sultan Kudarat Provincial Director Arlene Bisnon, this gathering aims to facilitate healthy interaction among SPES grantees and boost each delegation’s team spirit. This annual gathering, which has been conducted for 5 years now, is the only SPES provincial gathering in Region XII. This year’s celebration is sponsored by the DOLE-SK in partnership with LGU-Tacurong. “The city government is very willing to work with DOLE in terms of empowering constituents with employment and livelihood opportunities,” said Tacurong City Mayor Lina O. Montilla. The following are the participating LGUs, schools, and agencies with their corresponding number of SPES grantees: LGU-President Quirino (90); LGU-Lambayong (41); LGU-Tacurong (270); LGU-Isulan (200); SK Provincial Capitol (261); Quezon Colleges of Southern Philippines (17); Archdiocesan Notre Dame Schools of Cotabato (210); Notre Dame of Tacurong College (56); Southern Mindanao Institute of Technology (36); Tacurong Fit Mart (25); Kimsan Inc. (25); and Kenram Industrial Development Inc. (14). The delegations were accompanied by their respective Public Employment Service Office managers. DOLE-SK and LGU-Tacurong with the Philippine Red Cross-SK also maximized the gathering by conducting a blood-letting activity. Twenty-six bags of blood were generated through the said activity. SPES provides underprivileged youth/students with short-term employment to augment financial needs and to provide experience that will be useful as they enter the workforce. DOLE XII Regional Director Ofelia Domingo reminded the SPES grantees to maximize their summer jobs by learning new skills and important work ethics. -Jezereel Louise C. Billano

DOLE, LGU-PESO hold Labor Day Jobs Fair, Kasambahay Registration DOLE-SK, in partnership with the LGU-Tacurong Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and Sultan Kudarat Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (SKTIPC) conducted a Jobs Fair and Kasambahay Registration on May 1, 2013 at the City Hall Grounds, Tacurong City. Seven agencies laid out employment opportunities during the Fair: KCC Mall of Marbel; Kenram Industrial Development Inc.; Kimsan

Plaza Inc.; SWANA Mercantile; Non-Stop Overseas Employment Corporation; MML Manpower Services; and MnM Manpower Services. Among the jobseekers who registered for the Fair, 50 applicants were hired on the spot: 40 for local employment and 10 for overseas employment. SKTIPC conducted the Kasambahay Registration for Cont’d on p.12

Regional Director Ofelia Domingo of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) XII described the DOLE-Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and Sultan Kudarat-Tripartite Industrial Peace Council’s free education program for working children in the public markets as manifestation of a true public-private partnership in action. DOLE and SK-TIPC, together with the Public Employment Service Offices of Tacurong City and Isulan distributed school supplies, slippers and raincoats to 52 elementary and 11 high school students in a program held on June 13, 2013 at the Notre Dame of Tacurong College. Thirty-nine of the beneficiaries are residents of Tacurong while 25 came from the neighboring town of Isulan. Said students known as “mga batangpalengke” are beneficiaries of the Knowledge Program for Intermittent Thriving Children (KPITC) who have been enjoying the educational assistance for three years now. Director Domingo, Tacurong Mayor Lina Montilla and Isulan Mayor Diosdado Pallasigue led the distribution of the school kits to the beneficiaries. TIPC members and PESO Managers in the Province of Sultan Kudarat also attended the event. Apart from receiving school supplies and other kits, the children are also regularly benefiting from the free medical and dental check-ups done by the Isulan Medical Specialist Center Incorporated and the Sultan Kudarat Doctors Hospital, two of

SK-TIPC’s member organizations. The Local Government Units (through their Local Health Offices) provide medicines to beneficiaries who are diagnosed of illnesses. In her message, Director Domingo lauded the DOLE-PESO and SK-TIPC’s initiative. She even mentioned that the KPITC had preceded DOLE’s HELP-ME (Health, Education, Livelihood and ProtectionMonitoring, Evaluation) convergence initiative seeking to address the problem of child labor in the country. While the HELP ME program just rolled out in 2013, DOLE-PESO and SK-TIPC’s Knowledge Program had been assisting children who are at risk of child labor since 2010. “This KPITC is a source of pride for Region 12 and is truly a public-private partnership in action because of the convergence of various organizations desiring to eliminate child labor,” Director Domingo said. Domingo also cited Provincial Head Arlene Bisnon and the DOLE-SK Field Office in spearheading the implementation of the project. “The SK Field Office once again proved that it is worthy of its award as the Best Organizational Unit in DOLE 12 for three consecutive years,” she said. Children at risk of child labor In 2011, DOLE-Sultan Kudarat Field Office identified 100 boys and girls in Tacurong and Isulan who were considered at risk of child labor. These children children help their parents Cont’d on p. 10

SPES-Tacurong during their winning performance for the yelling competition on Labor Day.

LGU to allocate P800 thousand peso-budget for SPES 2014 Tacurong City Mayor Lina O. Montilla signified her commitment to allocate PhP800,000.00 for the 2014 implementation of the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) in the local government unit. LGU-Tacurong SPES grantees were happy to hear such good news during their 2013 culmination program on May 30, 2013 in Monte Vicenteau Resort, New Passi, Tacurong City. “If we stick to the regular budget for SPES, which is Php400,000.00 per year, 186 new SPES grantees will surely not be absorbed next year unless they take and pass another qualifying exam,” said the Mayor. In the past years, SPES budget allocation only amounted to PhP400,000.00 which can only accommodate 150 grantees.

For 2013, the SP Committee on Finance approved additional Php400,000.00 thereby increasing the budget to Php800,000.00. Subsequently, this resulted to an increased number of students hired for LGU employment this summer of 2013. Currently, LGU-Tacurong has a total of 270 SPES grantees—the largest number of grantees in LGUs in the province of Sultan Kudarat. “Through time, I realized that SPES is not just about salary. It’s an opportunity for all of us to prove ourselves and our potentials despite of who we are and what we have,” said SPES grantee John Michael Lancita. SPES is a program implemented by the Department of Labor and Employment in partnership with local government units, national government agencies, and private institutions. -Jezereel Louise C. Billano


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Project JobsFit: The DOLE 2020 Vision is the latest labor market study of the Department of Labor and Employment that highlights the in-demand and hard-to-fill occupations of the key industries that are projected to be the main source of employment growth in the country for the next ten years. The study is a product of extensive environmental scanning and consultation with key stakeholders nationwide.

IN-DEMAND AND HARD-TO-FILL OCCUPATIONS IN KEY INDUSTRIES** In-Demand Occupations I. Agribusiness a. Animal Husbandry b. Agricultural Economist c. Aqua-culturist d. Coconut Farmer e. Entomologist (Plant) f. Farmer (Fruit, Vegetable and Root Crops) g. Fisherman h. Horticulturist i. Plant Mechanic j. Rice Tresher Operator-Mechanic k. Veterinarian l. Pathologist II. Cyberservices a. Call Center Agent III. Health, Wellness and Medical Tourism a. Nurse b. Herbologist c. Optician d. Optometrist IV. Hotel and Restaurant a. Front Office Agent/Attendant b. Baker c. Food Server and Handler d. Food and Beverage Service Attendant e. Waiter f. Bartender g. Room Attendant h. Other Housekeeping Services i. Reservations Officer and other Frontline Occupation j. Tour Guides V. Mining (all occupations under this Industry are identified as hard-to-fill) VI. Construction a. Fabricator b. Pipe Fitter c. Welder VII. Banking And Finance a. Operations Manager b. Teller

VIII. Manufacturing a. Electrical Technicians b. Finance and Accounting Managers c. Food Technologist d. Machine Operators e. Sewer IX. Ownership Dwellings, Real/ Retirement Estate a. Building Manager b. Construction Manager c. Construction Worker d. Foreman e. Mason f. Welder g. Real Estate Agents/Brokers h. Marketer X. Transport and Logistics a. Checker b. Maintenance Mechanics c. Stewardess XI. Wholesale and Retail a. Merchandiser/Buyer b. Salesman/Saleslady c. Promodizer XII. Overseas Employment a. Domestic Helpers and Related Workers b. Production and Related Workers c. Nurses (theatre, anaesthetic, critical care/ICU, pediatric, scrub, and cardiac d. Caregivers e. Plumbers, Pipe-fitters, and Related Workers f. Cooks and Related Workers g. Wiremen, Electrical, and Related Workers h. Welders, Flame-Cutters, and Related Workers i. Laborers, General Workers, and Related Workers j. Charworkers, Cleaners, and Related Workers

Emerging Industries I. Creative Industries a. Broadcast Engineer b. Video Editor c. Video Graphic Artist (Animators) d. Visual Artist Designer

III. Power and Utilities a. Electrical Control Operator b. Equipment Operator c. Electrical Technician d. Mechanic

II. Diversified/Strategic Farming and Fishing a. Fisherman b. Aqua-culturist c. Horticulturist d. Farmer (root crops, fruit & vegetable: upland and lowland)

IV. Renewable Energy a. Checker b. Loader

Hard-to-fill Occupations I. Agribusiness a. Food Processor/Food Technician b. Fishery Technologist II. Cyberservices a. Accountant (Back Office Processing) b. HR Outsourcing Specialist (Back Office Processing) c. Call Center Agent d. Medical Transcription Editor e. Medical Transcription f. Software Development g. Computer Programmers h. Developer (Software, Web) i. IT/Information Technology (MIS Developer, Platform Engineer) j. Specialist (Learning Solution, System and Technical Support) k. Animation Artist l. Clean-Up Artist m. In-between Artist/In-betweener n. Clean-Up Art Checker o. In-between Checker p. Animation Checker q. Web Designer r. Multimedia Artist s. Library builder t. Layout artist u. 2D digital animator

VIII. Manufacturing a. Chemist b. Electrical Engineer c. Industrial Engineer d. IT Specialist e. Machinist f. Mechanical Engineers g. Mechanical Technicians h. Chemical Engineer IX. Ownership Dwellings, Real/ Retirement Estate a. Civil Engineer b. Mechanical Engineer c. Surveyor d. Architect X. Transport and Logistics a. Gantry Operator b. Ground Engineer c. Heavy Equipment Operator d. Long Haul Driver e. Pilot f. Machinery Operator g. Aircraft Mechanic and other related skills XI. Wholesale and Retail a. Cashier

III. Health, Wellness and Medical Tourism a. Doctor b. Physical Therapist c. Pharmacist d. Medical Technologist e. Laboratory Technician f. Physician/Surgeon g. Spa/Massage Therapist h. Masseur

Emerging Industries

IV. Hotel and Restaurant a. Commissary Cook b. Pastry Cook c. Hot-Kitchen Cook d. Pantry Worker/ Cold-Kitchen

III. Renewable Energy a. Electrical Engineer b. Mechanical Engineer c. Quality Control Engineer

V. Mining a. Mining Engineer b. Geodetic Engineer c. Metallurgical Engineer d. Mining & Metallurgical Technician VI. Construction a. Civil Engineer b. Electrical Engineer c. Design and Structural Engineer d. Planning and Contract Engineer VII. Banking And Finance a. Accounting Clerks b. Bookkeepers c. Auditor d. Cashier e. Credit Card Analyst f. Finance Analyst/Specialist g. Accountant (Account Officer, Analyst) h. Risk Management Officer/ Manager

I. Creative Industries a. 3D modelers b. 3D Artist c. 3D Animators d. Flash Animators II. Power and Utilities a. Mechanical Technician

Key Employment Generators - industries/sectors with greatest potential to generate employment In-Demand Occupations - refer to active occupations/job vacancies posted or advertised recurrently by and across industries/establishments Hard-to-fill Occupations - job vacancies for which an establishment has encountered difficulties in managing the recruitment process. Reasons may include no applicants, applicant’s lack of experience, skill or license, preference for working abroad, seeking higher salary, or problem with locations, and other reasons. Emerging Industries - industrial sectors growing at a faster rate than the economy and exhibiting great potential to generate employment. ** The list of in-demand and hard-to-fill occupations is an excerpt from the findings of the latest labor market study of the Department of Labor and Employment under the PROJECT JOBSFIT: THE DOLE 2020 VISION. To avail of the convenient services related to employment and the job market, visit the website of the Bureau of Local Employment: www.ble.dole.gov.ph.


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April-June 2013

ARAW NG KALAYAAN 2013

Sama-samang ginunita ng mga Tacurongnon ang ika-115 anibersaryo ng pagdeklara ng Araw ng Kalayaan noong ika-12 ng Hunyo, 2013 sa City Hall Grounds. Ang palatuntunang inihanda ng Lokal na Pamahalaan ng Lungsod ng Tacurong ay dinagsa ng mga estudyante at guro ng iba’t ibang paaralan, mga opisyales at residente ng 20 barangay ng lungsod, at mga opisyales at empleyado ng iba’t-ibang sangay ng gobyerno at pribadong sektor. Pinangunahan ni Mayor Lina O. Montilla, Bise-Mayor Charito Collado, at mga opisyales ng Rotary Club of Tacurong ang pag-aalay ng bulaklak sa bantayog ng ating Pambansang Bayani Gat. Jose Rizal. Sabay-sabay ding itinaas ng opisyales ng lokal na pamahalaan at ng 20 barangay ang 21 bandila. Isang makabuluhang mensahe naman ang ipinahayag ni P/Supt. Ranie Hachuela, ang panauhing pandangal ng nasabing pagdiriwang. “Ang kalayaan ay hindi para magawa mo ang kahit anong gusto mong gawin,” wika ni P/Supt. Hachuela,. “Ang tunay na diwa ng kalayaan at demokrasya ay ang pagtutulungan at pagkakaintindihan ng mga Pilipino. Nakalaya na tayo sa paniniil ng mga dayuhan. Sana ay matigil na rin ang labanan ng mga Pilipino laban sa kapwa Pilipino,” dagdag niya. Nagsagawa naman ng Parade and Review ang Tacurong Philippine National Police at st 601 Brigade-Philippine Army. Ang ika-115 anibersary ng Araw ng Kalayaan ay may temang Kalayaan 2013: Ambagan Tungo sa Malawakang Kaunlaran. -Jezereel Louise C. Billano

LGU, PA pay tribute to WWII veterans

“On this day, we recognize the heroes responsible for our freedom...those who died for it and those who are still here to tell us their story.” That was how Col. Edmundo R. Pangilinan summed up the purpose of the 71st commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan conducted by LGU-Tacurong and Philippine Army (PA) on April 9, 2013, City Hall Grounds. Col. Pangilinan served as the Guest Speaker of the program devoted to honoring the heroes of World War II. The program was graced by the presence of veterans residing in the city namely Pvt. Jovencio Ledda (92 years old), Mr. Santos Laygan (97 yrs old), Pvt. Eugenio Somera (89 yrs old), and Private First Class Bernardo Francisco (91 yrs old). Pfc. Francisco shared his memoirs as a young soldier during the War. As a 21-year old lad in the 1930s, he was one of those who were trained as Philippines’ reserve forces. He reported to the nearest camp in Panay, following the order of then Pres. Manuel Quezon after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and of the military bases in the country. They fought the Japanese forces in Panay. After several battles, his team was captured by the Japanese forces. He was imprisoned and forced to serve as a laborer to Japanese soldiers. “Nakita ko kung paaong pahirapan at patayin ang mga kapwa ko Pilipino,” he shared. He felt helpless during those moments. After nine months, he escaped from the garrison with two Filipino comrades. He became a Philippine Scout in 1946 and was discharged in 1949. LGU-Tacurong and PA value stories shared by veterans such as Pfc. Francisco as part of the rich oral history of the War. “The freedom you fought for us shall be the freedom we shall truly defend. Where you are relieved of your duties, we shall carry on,” said Col. Pangilinan as he gave his snappy salute to the guest veterans. The 601st Brigade, 6th Infantry Battalion, PA conducted the pass and review in honor of the guest veterans. The wreath laying ceremony was led by Mayor Lina O. Montilla and Vice Mayor Charito L. Collado. - Jezereel Louise C. Billano


April-June 2013

GOODWILL 7

Elected officials take oath... from p.1 government. “We are renewing our commitment to the public that we will deliver what is expected of us in the next three years… the people had given their trust to us and we will not fail them,” Mayor Montilla said. The officials had already complied the requirements of the Commission on Elections regarding the filing of Statements of Election Contributions and Expenses (SECE). Under Section 14 of Republic Act No. 7166, every candidate is obligated to file his/her statement of contributions and expenditures. Incumbent Mayor Lina Montilla was re-elected for her second term after getting 22, 774 votes in the recent mid-term elections. She won by a wide margin over her challenger Retired Army General Jerry Jalandoni who had 10, 120 votes. Official count of the Commission on Elections also showed Mayor Montilla winning in all barangays of the city. Out of the 46, 379 registered voters in Tacurong, COMELEC recorded 76.15 percent voters turnout in the recent poll. - Allan S. Freno

Nine elected members of the City Council take their oath before MTCC Presiding Judge Nectar Precious Hope Gumana-Mamon.

“..the people had given their trust to us and we will not fail them.” -Mayor Lina O. Montila

Vice-Mayor Lechonsito takes his oath before MTCC Presiding Judge Nectar Precious Hope Gumana-Mamon.

Hon. Psyche Sucaldito and family

Hon. Paulino Ledda and family

Hon. Ariel Ferdinand dela Cruz and family

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Vice-Mayor Joseph George Lechonsito and family

Hon. Charito Collado and family Hon. Cirilo Flores and family

Hon. Rodrigo Jamorabon and family

Hon. Joselito Cajandig Sr. and family

Hon. Benjamin Fajardo Jr. and family

Hon. Welson Ferrer and family


NetCashfromOperatingActivities

1,509,632.83

CashFlowFromInvestingActivites

CashInflows FromSaleofProperty,Plant&Equipment 0.00 GOODWILL LGU FULL BUDGET DISCLOSURE GOODWILL

88

FromCollectionofPrincipalonLoanstoOtherEntities

0.00

TotalCashInflow

0.00

April-June 2013 2013 April-June STATUS OF 20% DEVELOPMENT FUND-CONTINUING FortheMonthEndedJune30,2013

STATEMENTOFCASHFLOWS

CashOutflows

AsofJune30,2013

ObjectofExpenditure WasteMgt.Dev'tProgram

p y, q p ToPurchaseofProperty,Plant&Equipment

0.00

ToGrant/MakeLoantoOtherEntities

CashFlowFromOperatingActivites

TotalCashOutflow NetCashfromInvestingActivities

CashInflows CollectionfromTaxpayers

0.00

SharefromInternalRevenueCollection

0.00

ReceiptsfromSaleofGoodsandServices

0.00

InterestIncome DividendIncome OtherReceipts

Ͳ810,152.85

 2,000,000.00

 500,000.00 

 500,000.00

 2,500,000.00 

 2,500,000.00 

CashInflows

264Ͳ37

 2,500,000.00 

 2,500,000.00

NURSERYCENTER

264Ͳ38

 153,500.00 

 153,500.00

264Ͳ60

 982.50 

 982.50

ConstructioninProgressͲArtesianWells,Etc

269

 361,336.97 

 361,336.97

Subtotal

 3,015,819.47 

 3,015,819.47 

TotalWasteMgt.Dev'tProgram

 5,515,819.47 

 5,515,819.47 

269

0.00

 500,000.00 

 500,000.00

Subtotal

 500,000.00 

 500,000.00 

TotalDECELA/Ecology(Mun.Profem)

 500,000.00 

 500,000.00 

1902Ͳ09

Maint.&OtherOper.Expenses Repairs&MaintͲMarketsandSlaughterhouses

814

 29,921.16 

 29,921.16

RepairandMaintͲRoads(Brgys)

851Ͳ1

 126,203.69 

 126,203.69

RepairandMaintͲIrrigation,CanalsandLaterals

855

 304,742.59 

 304,742.59

 460,867.44 

 460,867.44 

CollectionfromTaxpayers

20,405,098.71

SharefromInternalRevenueCollection

136,518,636.00

TotalCashInflow ReceiptsfromSaleofGoodsandServices

 810.00

InterestIncome

1,244,762.59

Subtotal

 256,256.00 

 256,256.00 

DividendIncome CashOutflows

 Ͳ

InfrastructureDev'tProgram

 717,123.44 

 717,123.44 

PurchaseofMedicines/Medicalsuppl

FromAcquisitionofLoan

3,629,714.53

1902Ͳ08

InfrastructureDev'tProgram

CashInflows

FromIssuanceofDebtSecurities

OtherReceipts

42,763,480.42

PaymentsͲ

TotalCashInflow

200,932,787.72

0.00

Subtotal

0.00

CapitalOutlay OfficeBuilding

264Ͳ100

 256,256.00 

 256,256.00

1902Ͳ14

CapitalOutlay

Retirement/RedemptionofDebtSecurities

ToCreditors/Suppliers

653,745.41

ToEmployees

516,181.33

InterestExpenses

TotalCashOutflow

0.00

TotalCashOutflow

0.00

PaymentsͲ

950,154.96 2,120,081.70

NetCashfromOperatingActivities

PaymentofLoanAmortizationofLoan

1,509,632.83

NetCashfromFinancingActivities ToCreditors/Suppliers

70,705,064.46

ToEmployees

31,129,520.31

InterestExpenses NetIncreaseinCash

 Ͳ

OtherExpenses

 579,889.00

 579,889.00 

 579,889.00 

OfficeTotal

 579,889.00 

 579,889.00 

 33,494.56 

 33,494.56

 33,494.56 

 33,494.56 

OTHERINFRASTRUCTURE

Add:CashBalance,Beginning

1902Ͳ16

RepairandMaintͲRoads(Brgys)

851Ͳ1

Subtotal

699,479.98

Market&Slaughterhouse

214

 88,465.65 

 88,465.65

DECELA

264Ͳ60

 1,274,952.53 

 1,274,952.53

ConstructioninProgressͲRoads,HighwaysandBridges

266

 9,436,034.20

02Ͳ0811Ͳ13/ROADS,HIGHWAYS&BRIDGES

14,771,367.62

0.00

TotalCashInflow

0.00

ToPurchaseofDebtSecuritiesofOtherEntities

CITYACCOUNTANT

 50.00

 300,050.00 

 300,050.00 

 300,050.00 

TOTALLIVELIHOODPROGRAM

WATER&SEWERAGESYSTEM

1902Ͳ19

CapitalOutlay  97,878.00 

 97,878.00

FromCollectionofPrincipalonLoanstoOtherEntities

 Ͳ

Subtotal

 97,878.00 

 97,878.00 

TotalCashInflow

 Ͳ

TOTALWATER&SEWERAGESYSTEM

 97,878.00 

 97,878.00 

ConstructioninProgressͲArtesianWells,Etc

269

1902Ͳ23

DBPͲHeavyEquipments

30,480,498.70

ToPurchaseofDebtSecuritiesofOtherEntities

 Ͳ

ToGrant/MakeLoantoOtherEntities

 Ͳ

TotalCashOutflow CashInflows

444Ͳ3

 8,000,000.00

 5,915,515.23

02Ͳ0858Ͳ13/LOANSPAYABLE

327,956.67

327,956.67

04Ͳ1627Ͳ13/LOANSPAYABLE

1,428,571.43

1,428,571.43

327,956.67

327,956.67

05Ͳ2472Ͳ13/LOANSPAYABLE Subtotal

 8,000,000.00  2,084,484.77  5,915,515.23  2,084,484.77

TOTALDEV'TFUNDͲLOANSEQUITY

 8,000,000.00  2,084,484.77  5,915,515.23  2,084,484.77

NUTRITIONPROGRAM

30,480,498.70

NetCashfromInvestingActivities

CollectionfromTaxpayers

 300,000.00

 300,050.00 

 Ͳ

ToPurchaseofProperty,Plant&Equipment

Ͳ810,152.85

CashFlowFromFinancingActivites

 50.00 

FromSaleofProperty,Plant&Equipment

CashOutflows

810,152.85

CashFlowFromOperatingActivites NetCashfromInvestingActivities

 300,000.00 

762

FinancialExpenses

0.00

TotalCashOutflow Fund:100(GeneralFund)

753Ͳ01

AgriculturalSuppliesExpense

DEV'TFUNDͲLOANSEQUITY

0.00

AsofJune30,2013

TrainingExpense

Subtotal

ELMAD.BIDES,CPA CashInflows

, 810,152.85

ToGrant/MakeLoantoOtherEntities

1902Ͳ17

Maint.&OtherOper.Expenses

CashFlowFromInvestingActivites Certifiedcorrect:

CashOutflows STATEMENTOFCASHFLOWS

 49,180.50

 11,672,817.85  2,859,194.85  8,813,623.00  2,512,137.47

LIVELIHOODPROGRAM

CashInflows

FromCollectionofPrincipalonLoanstoOtherEntities

 589,870.91

 11,639,323.29  2,859,194.85  8,780,128.44  2,512,137.47

TOTALOTHERINFRASTRUCTURE

0.00

 839,870.91  250,000.00

Subtotal

15,470,847.60

 2,462,956.97

 109,194.85 270

03Ͳ1608Ͳ13/IRRIGATIONCANAL

39,691,551.29

 6,826,839.35  2,500,000.00

03Ͳ1598Ͳ13/ROADS,HIGHWAYS&BRIDGES ConstructioninProgressͲIrrigation,CanalsandLaterals

CashBalance,End FromSaleofProperty,Plant&Equipment

CapitalOutlay

161,241,236.43

NetCashfromOperatingActivities

233

Maint.&OtherOper.Expenses

0.00

59,406,651.66

TotalCashOutflow

CashFlowFromInvestingActivites

 579,889.00 

Subtotal

Medical,DentalandLaboratoryEquipment

0.00

CashOutflows

0.00

OtherExpenses

1902Ͳ25

Maint.&OtherOper.Expenses

(30,480,498.70)

DrugsandMedicinesExpenses

759Ͳ1

 330,110.00 

OtherMOOEͲOtherMaintenance&OperatingExpense

 330,110.00

 200,000.00 

 200,000.00

Subtotal

969Ͳ08

 530,110.00 

 530,110.00 

TOTALNUTRITIONPROGRAM

 530,110.00 

 530,110.00 

 51,160.89 

 51,160.89

 51,160.89 

 51,160.89 

20,405,098.71

SharefromInternalRevenueCollection

136,518,636.00

CashInflows

HOUSING&COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENT

ReceiptsfromSaleofGoodsandServices

 810.00

FromIssuanceofDebtSecurities InterestIncome

1,244,762.59

0.00

FromAcquisitionofLoan DividendIncome

 Ͳ

0.00

CashInflows

OtherReceipts TotalCashInflow

42,763,480.42

0.00

FromIssuanceofDebtSecurities

 Ͳ

TotalCashInflow

200,932,787.72

FromAcquisitionofLoan

40,000,000.00

TotalCashInflow

40,000,000.00

CashFlowFromFinancingActivites

Maint.&OtherOper.Expenses Repairs&MaintͲElectrification,Power&EnergyStruc.

SEFFUNDUTILIZATION

Fund:200(SpecialEducationFund) Account

0.00

PaymentofLoanAmortizationofLoan ToEmployees

31,129,520.31

0.00

InterestExpenses TotalCashOutflow

 Ͳ

OtherExpenses NetCashfromFinancingActivities

59,406,651.66

TotalCashOutflow

161,241,236.43

NetCashfromOperatingActivities

2.0INCOME

0.00

Retirement/RedemptionofDebtSecurities

0.00

699,479.98

Add:CashBalance,Beginning

PaymentofLoanAmortizationofLoan TotalCashOutflow

39,691,551.29

NetIncreaseinCash

1.0BEGINNINGBALANCE

CashOutflows

14,771,367.62

CashInflows FromSaleofProperty,Plant&Equipment

 Ͳ

FromCollectionofPrincipalonLoanstoOtherEntities

 Ͳ

TotalCashInflow

 Ͳ

Certifiedcorrect:

ELMAD.BIDES,CPA

 282,583.56

 131,760.37 

 131,760.37

 414,343.93 

 414,343.93 

TOTALHOUSING&COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENT

 465,504.82 

 465,504.82 

 1,282,130.57 

 1,282,130.57

 1,282,130.57 

 1,282,130.57 

EDUCATION&MANPOWERDEVELOPMENT

46,531,845.60

SalariesandWagesͲRegularPay SalariesandWagesͲCasual PersonnelEconomicReliefAllowance(PERA) 165,404,405.02

Repairs&MaintͲSchoolBuildings

ProductivityIncentiveAllowance 211,936,250.62

CITYACCOUNTANT CashOutflows

Certifiedcorrect:

ToPurchaseofProperty,Plant&Equipment

30,480,498.70

ELMAD.BIDES,CPA

ToPurchaseofDebtSecuritiesofOtherEntities

 Ͳ

CITYACCOUNTANT

812

AcctCode

Subtotal

CapitalOutlay Gymnasium

264Ͳ01

 4,502,606.07

264Ͳ81

 97,362.24 

06Ͳ3195Ͳ13/REHABCITYCULTURALSPORTSCENTER

TOTALEDUCATION&MANPOWERDEVELOPMENT

PURCHASEOFLAND CapitalOutlay

1,461,195.32

 3,687.45 Ͳ

 3,687.45

 97,362.24

591 664

3,590,463.38

 5,882,098.88  3,687.45  5,878,411.43  3,687.45

9,606.85 3,600,070.23

1902Ͳ35

 2,080,000.00 

 2,080,000.00

Subtotal

201

 2,080,000.00 

 2,080,000.00 

TOTALPURCHASEOFLAND

 2,080,000.00 

 2,080,000.00 

PURCHASEOFDUMPTRUCKS CapitalOutlay ConstructionandHeavyEquipment Subtotal

TOTALPURCHASEOFDUMPTRUCKS

GRANDTOTAL

1902Ͳ36

701

230

705 711 715

Preparedby: JOSIEM.GUNAY

296,113.74

 1,000,000.00   1,000,000.00 

 1,000,000.00

 1,000,000.00 

261,702.22

 1,000,000.00 

 1,000,000.00 

109,706.81

 37,341,291.46  4,947,367.07  32,393,924.39  4,600,309.69

Ͳ

 32,393,924.39

Certifiedcorrect:

717

36,790.10

ELMAD.BIDES,CPA

AdministrativeOfficerIV

CityAccountant

CashGift

724

50,000.00

YearEndBonus

725

118,256.00

LifeandRetirementInsuranceContributionsͲG.S.

731

75,268.95

PHILHEALTHContributions

733

8,250.00

ToGrant/MakeLoantoOtherEntities

 Ͳ

ECCContributions

734

5,348.32

TotalCashOutflow

30,480,498.70

TerminalLeaveBenefits

742

0.00

NetCashfromInvestingActivities

 4,498,918.62

 4,599,968.31  3,687.45  4,596,280.86  3,687.45

Land

Clothing/UniformAllowance CashBalance,End

1902Ͳ31

Maint.&OtherOper.Expenses

2,679,206.99

InterestIncome 2,679,206.99

5.0.aPersonalServices

Add:CashBalance,Beginning

 282,583.56 

 Ͳ

3.0EXPENDITURES

15,470,847.60

264Ͳ08 269

Subtotal

37,320,793.01

CashFlowFromInvestingActivites

CashBalance,End

Subtotal

OldMunicipalHallBldg.Museum

SpecialeducationTax

NetCashfromFinancingActivities

NetIncreaseinCash

Electrification

ConstructioninProgressͲArtesianWells,Etc

FortheQuarterendingJune30,2013

PaymentsͲ 70,705,064.46

805

CapitalOutlay

CashOutflows

Retirement/RedemptionofDebtSecurities ToCreditors/Suppliers

1902Ͳ30

Subtotal

CashOutflows

973,436.14

(30,480,498.70)

SEFFUNDUTILIZATION

5.0.bMaintenance&OtherOperatingExpenses

FortheQuarterendingJune30,2013 CashFlowFromFinancingActivites

Fund:200(SpecialEducationFund) CashInflows

DECELA

ConstructioninProgressͲArtesianWells,Etc

CashOutflows

p y, q p ToPurchaseofProperty,Plant&Equipment

 2,000,000.00 

969Ͳ10

CapitalOutlay

CashFlowFromOperatingActivites

3,620,107.68

TotalCashInflow

860Ͳ2

LGUFACILITIESͲNewPassi

Fund:100(GeneralFund) CashFlowFromFinancingActivites

0.00

DISBURSEMENT

RepandMain.ͲSANITARYLANDFILL

DECELA/Ecology(Mun.Profem)

9,606.85

BALANCE

CapitalOutlay

810,152.85

AsofJune30,2013

OBLIGATION

OtherMOOEͲCLEANLINESS&BEAUTIFICATIONFUND Subtotal

0.00 STATEMENTOFCASHFLOWS

ALLOTMENT

1902Ͳ01

Maint.&OtherOper.Expenses

, 810,152.85

ToPurchaseofDebtSecuritiesofOtherEntities Fund:200(SpecialEducationFund)

Class

Account

AcctCode

FromIssuanceofDebtSecurities

 Ͳ

FromAcquisitionofLoan

40,000,000.00

TotalCashInflow

40,000,000.00

1.0BEGINNINGBALANCE 2.0INCOME

SpecialeducationTax

InterestIncome

1,461,195.32

 Ͳ 2,679,206.99

TotalCashOutflow

2,679,206.99

5.0.aPersonalServices

SalariesandWagesͲRegularPay

SalariesandWagesͲCasual NetCashfromFinancingActivities

753Ͳ1

621,969.00

ͲTRAININGS&SEMͲDISTRICTOFFICE

753Ͳ3

138,600.00

OfficeSuppliesExpense

755

TextbooksandInstructionalMaterialsExpense

763

591

3,590,463.38

OtherSuppliesExpenses

765

9,606.85 3,600,070.23

Repair&MaintͲSchoolBuildingsͲSanEmmanuelElem.Sch

812Ͳ04

3.0EXPENDITURES PaymentofLoanAmortizationofLoan

751

ͲTranings&Sem.ͲSportsDev't

664

CashOutflows

Retirement/RedemptionofDebtSecurities

TravelingExpenseͲLocal

701 705 37,320,793.01

Repair&MaintͲSchoolBuildingsͲPedregosaͲAcostaElem.

812Ͳ05

Repair&MaintͲSchoolBuildingsͲMa.ElisaP.BernardoE

812Ͳ13

ConstructioninProgressͲAgencyAssets

264

5,456.00

0.00 19,980.00

856,010.55 856,010.55

4.0BALANCEEND

296,113.74

2,370,058.26

261,702.22

PersonnelEconomicReliefAllowance(PERA)

711

109,706.81

Preparedby:

Clothing/UniformAllowance

715

Ͳ

ELMAD.BIDES,CPA

NetIncreaseinCash ProductivityIncentiveAllowance

CashGift YearEndBonus

Add:CashBalance,Beginning

LifeandRetirementInsuranceContributionsͲG.S.

PHILHEALTHContributions CashBalance,End ECCContributions

TerminalLeaveBenefits

46,531,845.60 717

724 725

165,404,405.02

36,790.10 118,256.00

Approvedby:

731

75,268.95

LINAO.MONTILLA

733

8,250.00

CityMayor

211,936,250.62 734

742

5,348.32 0.00

Certifiedcorrect: ELMAD.BIDES,CPA

5.0.bMaintenance&OtherOperatingExpenses

CITYACCOUNTANT

CityAccountant

50,000.00

TravelingExpenseͲLocal

751

ͲTranings&Sem.ͲSportsDev't

753Ͳ1

621,969.00

5,456.00

ͲTRAININGS&SEMͲDISTRICTOFFICE

753Ͳ3

138,600.00

OfficeSuppliesExpense

755

TextbooksandInstructionalMaterialsExpense

763

OtherSuppliesExpenses

765

0.00 19,980.00

973,436.14


April-June 2013 LGU FULL BUDGET DISCLOSURE April-June 2013

GOODWILL GOODWILL 99

STATUSOF20%DEVELOPMENTFUNDͲCURRENT FortheMonthEndedJune30,2013

ObjectofExpenditure

Class

Appropriation

Allotment

Balanceof

Obligation

Appropriation WasteMgt.Dev'tProgram

UnobligatedBalance

DISBURSEMENT

(ApprolessObligation)

1902Ͳ01

CapitalOutlay OtherMachineriesandEquipment

240

 700,000.00  700,000.00  Ͳ

 Ͳ

 700,000.00

MotorVehicles

241

 300,000.00  300,000.00  Ͳ

 Ͳ

 300,000.00

WasteFacility

264Ͳ103

 500,000.00  500,000.00  Ͳ

 Ͳ

 500,000.00

SANITARYLANDFILL

264Ͳ57

 5,000,000.00  5,000,000.00  Ͳ

 Ͳ

 5,000,000.00

Subtotal

 6,500,000.00  6,500,000.00  Ͳ

 Ͳ

 6,500,000.00  Ͳ

TotalWasteMgt.Dev'tProgram

 6,500,000.00  6,500,000.00  Ͳ

 Ͳ

 6,500,000.00  Ͳ

OTHERINFRASTRUCTURE

1902Ͳ16

CapitalOutlay ConstructioninProgressͲRoads,HighwaysandBridges

266

 23,000,000.00  8,250,000.00  14,750,000.00

 17,450,000.00

05Ͳ2628Ͳ13/CONCDOÑAAURORASTREET

 1,000,000.00

 Ͳ

05Ͳ2667Ͳ13/CONCBURGOSSTREET

 1,000,000.00

 Ͳ

06Ͳ3166Ͳ13/CONCNEWCARMEN

 850,000.00

 Ͳ

06Ͳ3191Ͳ13/CONCTINA

 1,350,000.00

 Ͳ

06Ͳ3192Ͳ13/CONCNEWLAGAO

 1,350,000.00

 Ͳ

Subtotal

 23,000,000.00  8,250,000.00  14,750,000.00  5,550,000.00  17,450,000.00  Ͳ

TOTALOTHERINFRASTRUCTURE

 23,000,000.00  8,250,000.00  14,750,000.00  5,550,000.00  17,450,000.00  Ͳ

DEV'TFUNDͲLOANSEQUITY

1902Ͳ23

FinancialExpenses InterestExpenseͲHeavyEquipment

975Ͳ1

 1,412,000.00  766,000.00  646,000.00

 883,428.57

02Ͳ1018Ͳ13/INTERESTEXPENSE

128,888.89

128,888.89

02Ͳ1144Ͳ13/INTERESTEXPENSE

133,333.33

133,333.33

04Ͳ1627Ͳ13/INTERESTEXPENSE

137,777.78

137,777.78

04Ͳ1991Ͳ13/INTERESTEXPENSE

128,571.43

128,571.43

InterestExpenseͲNEWAcquisitionHeavyEquipment

975Ͳ2

 588,000.00  354,000.00  234,000.00

 389,506.69

01Ͳ0546Ͳ13/INTERESTEXPENSE

35,939.13

35,939.13

02Ͳ0858Ͳ13/INTERESTEXPENSE

35,939.13

35,939.13

03Ͳ1427Ͳ13/INTERESTEXPENSE

30,142.50

30,142.50

04Ͳ1992Ͳ13/INTERESTEXPENSE

33,372.05

33,372.05

05Ͳ2472Ͳ13/INTERESTEXPENSE

32,295.53

32,295.53

06Ͳ3052Ͳ13/INTERESTEXPENSE

30,804.97

30,804.97

Subtotal

 2,000,000.00  1,120,000.00  880,000.00  727,064.74  1,272,935.26  727,064.74

TOTALDEV'TFUNDͲLOANSEQUITY

 2,000,000.00  1,120,000.00  880,000.00  727,064.74  1,272,935.26  727,064.74

HOUSING&COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENT

1902Ͳ30

CapitalOutlay Electrification

264Ͳ08

 2,350,867.00  2,350,867.00  Ͳ

05Ͳ2590Ͳ13/ELECTRIFICATION

 1,002,017.41  1,348,849.59

 Ͳ

Subtotal

 2,350,867.00  2,350,867.00  Ͳ

 1,348,849.59  1,002,017.41  Ͳ

TOTALHOUSING&COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENT

 2,350,867.00  2,350,867.00  Ͳ

 1,348,849.59  1,002,017.41  Ͳ

ENVIRONMENTDEVELOPMENT

1902Ͳ37

CapitalOutlay  21,000,000.00  6,700,000.00  14,300,000.00  Ͳ

 21,000,000.00  Ͳ

Subtotal

ConstructioninProgressͲFloodControls

271

 21,000,000.00  6,700,000.00  14,300,000.00  Ͳ

 21,000,000.00  Ͳ

TOTALENVIRONMENTDEVELOPMENT

 21,000,000.00  6,700,000.00  14,300,000.00  Ͳ

 21,000,000.00  Ͳ

GRANDTOTAL

 54,850,867.00

 47,224,952.67

 24,920,867.00

Preparedby:

 29,930,000.00

 7,625,914.33

 727,064.74

Certifiedcorrect:

JOSIEM.GUNAY

ELMAD.BIDES,CPA

AdministrativeOfficerIV

CityAccountant

REPORTOFTRUSTFUND(PDAF)UTILIZATION FortheQuarterEndingJune30,2013 Account P 939,176.73

BeginningBalance

14,000,000.00

ReceiptFromTrustFund Total Less:

14,939,176.73

Disbursements(brokendownbyexpense classandbyObjectofexpenditure) PersonalServices ________________________________

_________

________________________________

_________

MaintenanceandOtherOperatingExpenses ________________________________

_________

________________________________

_________

CapitalOutlay _______________________________

_________

_______________________________

_________

LGU commemmorates 30th IACM From p.2

FinancialExpenses MedicalAssistance

25,000.00

FinancialAssistancetoCooperative

Ͳ

SubͲtotal

25,000.00 P 14,914,176.73

BALANCEEND Preparedby:

Approvedby:

ELMAD.BIDES,CPA

LINAO.MONTILLA LINAO. MONTILLA

CityAccountant

CityMayor

higher than the reported cases in 2012 making the Philippines one of the nine countries with the fastest acceleration of HIV cases. As of March 2013, 60 cases of HIV-AIDS were recorded in Region XII. The Philippine memorial of the global awareness day was actually on May 19 (Sunday) initiated by the Philippine National AIDS Council. IACM began in 1983 and it is one of the world’s oldest campaign programs for HIV Awareness. - Lemuel Bravante


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CITY OFFICIALS VOLUNTEER THROUGH MOBILE BRIGADA ESKWELA 2013 Just before every school year begins, the Department of Education (DepEd) launches Brigada Eskwela—a nationwide voluntary effort that bring together individuals and groups in the community to clean up and repair school facilities. In Tacurong City, Mayor Lina Montilla and Councilors Psyche Sucaldito and Rodrigo Jamorabon initiated the Mobile Brigada Eskwela as support to DepEd’s Brigada Eskwela 2013. The Mobile Brigada Eskwela volunteers rendered 2-hour volunteer work in 5 public schools within a day. Volunteers painted classrooms, repaired furniture, and cleaned the school grounds. From May 21-31, volunteers were able to serve 32 elementary and high schools in the city. Among the volunteers were: Mayor Montilla; members of the City Council; legislative staff; City Environment and Natural Resources Office; City Engineering

are hoping to get more volunteers next year. DepEd’s Brigada Eskwela was launched in 2003. It is undertaken in all public schools every third week of May or two weeks before classes start. -Jezereel Louise C. Billano

In this photo: City officials with PNP-Tacurong during the Mobile Brigada Eskwela 2013. Right: Mayor Montilla paints a classroom in Abang-Suizo Elementary School.

Office; PNP-Tacurong; 601st Brigade-Philippine Army; 33rd Infantry Battalion; Joint Task Force Talakudong; and the BJMP. City officials plan to conduct Mobile Brigada Eskwela every year and

Community leaders learn the basics of disaster preparedness

A participant of the Barangay DRRM orientation tries the zipline.

Fifty-four community workers and leaders of Barangay Upper Katungal, Tacurong City learned the basics of disaster preparedness and response in an orientation on Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) and Climate Change Adaptation on June 10-11, 2013. Among the participants were barangay officials, purok presidents, barangay health workers, day care workers, teachers, and civilian volunteers. The activity familiarized the participants on the current DRRM situation of the Philippines and the salient features of Republic Act 10121 or the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of the Philippines. The lectures were delivered by City DRMM Council Officer Eufemia Robles and City Local Government Operations

Officer Alberto Sero Jr. Tacurong City Responsive Assistance and Coordinated Emergency Search and Rescue (TRACER) also demonstrated basic skills on search and rescue. As part of the orientation, TRACER also facilitated application of basic rope skills and swimming lessons in Marguez Resort, Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat. “Nagapasalamat kami nga sa bisan nubo nga panahon, na-orient kami paano mag-rescue sang nabiktima sang typhoon, earthquake kag flooding,” said Barangay Health Worker Irene Gentison. Aside from being thankful, participants were challenged with the new things they learned. “Kung kinahanglan kita, ara kita dayon kay trained kita as rescuer. Kung may emergency, responde kita dayon,” said DepEd representative Randy Oñate. TRACER team member Sausalito Manoy hopes that all barangays will be trained on disaster preparedness and response to make the city more disaster-resilient. “Gusto man naton nga maka-conduct man ta sang Search and Rescue Olympics diri sa aton syudad,” added Manoy. - Jezereel Louise C. Billano

DOLE-PESO, SK-TIPC’s batang-palengke From p.4

who are market vendors by selling cellophanes, vegetables, and other products. Bisnon shared the observation in one of the meetings of SK-TIPC, in which she sits as the chairperson. Driven by the desire to help the children at risk, the council agreed to initiate a project that would help the children with the primary objective of encouraging the parents to prioritize their children’s studies instead of work. That was the time when the KTIPC was conceptualized. Under the KPITC project, the DOLE identified children of market vendors in Tacurong and Isulan who were attending school but were going to work in the market after school hours and on weekends. The DOLE and SK-TIPC explained to the parents that the educational expenses of their children will be shouldered by benefactors as long as they would promise to let their children finish school. Under the program, Notre Dame of Tacurong College (a TIPC member) provides the classrooms and volunteer teachers for the special Saturday classes of the students. Bisnon revealed that most, if not all, of vendors’ children who go to school performs poorly in classes they lack time and a conducive environment for reviewing their lessons. Bisnon noted that the special classes attended by these children proved to be beneficial as seen in the improvement of their grades in school. All pioneering members of the SK-TIPC including the KARBEMPCO, Tacurong Parish, Kenram Industrial Development Corporation, and the Isulan Medical Specialist Center among others sponsor their own KP beneficiaries by providing for thestudents’ tuition fees. Other benefactors are public officials and private individuals. The DOLE-PESO and SK-TIPC, motivated by their end goal to eliminate child labor, continue to attract various organizations to join the cause. The Isulan Chamber of Commerce and Tacurong Filipino Chamber of Commerce are some of the newest benefactors of the KPITC.

TRACER members teach participants the basics of swimming.

Livelihood assistance for children’s parents The KPITC boosted its holistic approach in helping the children by also providing livelihood assistance to their parents through the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP). On June 13, right after the distribution of educational kits to the children, Director Domingo turned over fourteen Nego-Karts to each of the fourteen parents of the beneficiaries in Tacurong. Bisnon said that the Nego-Karts will be a huge help to the parents because they now have decent display carts for their products instead of putting them on the sidewalks. The carts would also allow the vendors to increase their daily income because they can now roam around the public market. “We are making another proposal to the regional office so that other parents of the KP beneficiaries could receive the same livelihood assistance soon,” Bisnon added. In March 2012, twenty parents of KPITC beneficiaries in Isulan also received livelihood starter kits from the DOLE. - Allan Freno


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‘I am now more trustworthy and fulfilled’—C4TP graduate Rowena Bermudo, 27, had been an ambulant food vendor since her late teens. After spending just a month in college as a Hotel and Restaurant Management student in Iloilo, she was forced to return to Tacurong to be her family’s bread-winner. She had to stop her studies when her mother got seriously ill. Weng, as she is fondly called by her customers, is very persistent in doing business. She sells her food items in government offices, battling the heat and even rain during weekdays. “Napatapos ko ang manghud ko sa pag eskwela tungod diri sa pagbaligya-baligya ko,” she proudly shared. Determined as she is to provide for her family, she joined the Cash for Training Program of DSWD, TESDA, and LGU-Tacurong in February 2013 along with other out-ofschool youth in Tacurong. Weng is one of the 19 trainees of C4TP’s Commercial Cooking (National Certificate Level II or NCII) course. At the same time, 21 youths were trained for Housekeeping NCII course. Tacurong C4TP scholars, like Weng, were identified by the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD). Each scholar received assistance amounting to PhP20,000. This amount included tuition/training fee, allowance, etc. The courses were facilitated by Sultan Kudarat Educational Institution or SKEI. Weng and her classmates underwent 463 hours of training. Managing her time for training and work may seem

Rowena with his father during the closinng ceremony of LGU-TESDA Cash for Training

“..mas nagsalig ang customers ko sa akon..”

difficult but Weng never thought of dropping out especially when she realized the positive effect of C4TP on her trade. “May bag-o ako nga knowledge kag ideas, pareha sang mga garnish kag iban pa nga nagamit ko sa pagluto kag pagbaligya ko,” she said. After their training, Weng and other C4TP scholars passed the national assessment for NCII. They finally graduated on May 20, 2013. Weng, as a C4TP graduate, claims that she feels fulfilled with this new accomplishment in her life. “Daku guid ni nga tabang sa akon. Una, may knowledge na ako, may bag-o nga ideas kag mas nagsalig ang mga customers ko sa akon kay tinapusan ko ini,” she said beaming. “Na-proud man ako sa sarili ko..may fulfillment,” she added. C4TP commercial cooking course graduates like Weng were provided with P6,000.00-worth of new cooking utensils while housekeeping graduates received the second wave of their allowance worth P7,000.00. Weng said that she plans to continue selling food items in offices. And, she will soon establish a small ‘carenderia’ in front of her home with her newly-acquired skills, new tools, and with a little bit more of self-esteem. Jezereel Louise C. Billano

40 out-of-school youths pass NC II exam Forty out-of-school youths (OSYs) of the City of Tacurong under the Cash for Training Program (C4TP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) passed the assessment for Commercial Cooking-National Certificate Level II (NC II) and HousekeepingNC II. Of the 40 OSYs, 21 were trained on Housekeeping NCII while 19 were trained on Commercial Cooking NCII. They were conferred as graduates of the C4TP on May 20, 2013. The Housekeeping course is under C4TP’s wageemployment (trabaho) component, while Commercial Cooking is under the project’s self-employment (hanapbuhay) component. Each graduate received P20,000 assistance which included tuition/training fees, allowance, and cooking tool kits for those who chose the selfemployment component. Each tool kit received by a graduate is worth P6,000.00. DSWD partnered with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the City Government of Tacurong in conducting the said training for the city’s youth. The graduates were trained for 463 hours by the Sultan Kudarat Educational Institution (SKEI), a

TESDA-accredited school in the city. TESDA Regional Director Zeus Ampuyas and TESDA OIC-Provincial Director Reynaldo Bernal personally congratulated the graduates. They also expressed their intent to work with the City Government of Tacurong for more programs that will empower disadvantaged youths and unemployed individuals. “Indi guid ninyo pagsayangon ang chance nga ini..nga ginatabangan ta sang TESDA kag DSWD. Also, you are rest assured that blessings like this will keep coming in the city,” said Mayor Lina Montilla. A 5-million livelihood program will soon be implemented in the city, with other towns to also benefit. Mayor Montilla also thanked the City Social Welfare and Development Office for encouraging participants to pursue their courses. Moreover, Councilor Rodrigo Jamorabon posed a challenge to the graduates. “Nalipay kami nga nakagraduate na kamo pero mas malipay kami kung makita na namon kamo nga ginagamit ang mga natun-an nyo..I believe you will make a difference in your family..by then, we will know that the investment on each of you is really worth it.” - Jezereel Louise C. Billano

LGU HR Strategic Plan... From p.1

CSC-Sultan Kudarat Field Director Ma. Josefina Gepte-Buenbrazo and Supervising Personnel Specialist Evelyn C. Cortez facilitated the twoday write-shop. CSC, being the central personnel agency of the government, requires government agencies to develop and implement the HR Strategic Plan. CSC believes that if a Strategic Plan is in place, each agency will be able to equip employees to effectively accomplish their

Officials of TESDA and LGU-Tacurong with graduates of commercial cooking NC II

SPES-Tacurong celebrates Summer Saya Festival 2013 LGU-Tacurong Summer Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) grantees celebrated the culmination of their month-long summer job through an activity dubbed as Summer Saya Fest 2013 at Monte Vicenteau Resort, Brgy. New Passi, Tacurong City on May 30, 2013. SPES beneficiaries and LGUPESO staff enjoyed a variety of fun games and activities such as i-Dawn Zulueta mo ako, eat what you got, duck walk, and a lot more. City Mayor Lina O. Montilla, City Councilors Ariel Dela Cruz, Lino Ledda, Cirilo Flores and Psyche Sucaldito, DOLE Field Office Senior Labor Employment Officer Domingo Baron graced the activity. For summer 2013, LGUTacurong had a total number of 270 SPES grantees, thirty of them graduated during the culmination. The said grantees were awarded with certificates of completion since they

had already served through SPES for four years. SPES graduate Lemuel Bravante shared how the program allowed him to acquire important values: “I believe it is with love that we were able to work effectively. If we love what we do, we are patient and efficient.” SPES graduates also thanked the Public Employment Service Office Manager Allan S. Freno for guiding them throughout the years. Tacurong City Mayor Lina O. Montilla expressed her support to the program by committing Php 800,000.00 budget for 2014. “This program is worth our commitment and support because it supports underprivileged students to pursue their education,” said Mayor Montilla. SPES is a flagship program of DOLE implemented in partnership with local government units, private companies, and academic institutions nationwide - Smilee Joy A. Sonza


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April-June 2013

Tacurong Women Softball Team grabs 4th spot in Phil. Nat’l Games Tacurong Softball Women Team placed 4th out of seven teams that competed during the POC Philippine National Games on May 24-June 2, 2013 in Marikina City, During the elimination rounds, Tacurong Team got ahead of Ateneo de Manila University, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and De La Salle University. However, the Team’s quest for the gold ended with a game in favor of Manila Big League. Manila Big League eventually won the gold, followed by Rizal Technological Tacurong Softball Team with coach Roger Arzagon University and University of the Philippines-Diliman, respectively. Tacurong Softball Women Team was the only team competing outside Metro Manila. The Team is sponsored by the local government unit of Tacurong. -Jezereel Louise C. Billano

Summer Dancesport and Hip-Hop Workshop yields 60 graduates Sixty elementary and high school students, including members of the Philippine Youth Association (PYA), completed the hip-hop and dancesports summer workshop conducted from April 8 to May 20, 2013. The workshop culminated through a dance recital on May 21, 2013 at the City Gymnasium. The workshop participants wowed the crowd with their moves that proved the achievement of the workshop objectives--to develop dancing skills and boost the children’s confidence. It is also through activities such as this that the Tacurong Dancesports Team discovers new talents to hone. LGU-Tacurong provided technical assistance throughout the summer workshop. It was regularly monitored by CSWD Project Coordinator Josephine Ubaldo. Two of the three trainors were grantees of the Special Program for the Employment of Students or SPES. -Jezereel Louise C. Billano

SEAOIL extends Php 50,000 grant for DMJGMCS Grade 3 pupils of Don Manuel J. Griño Memorial Central School (DMJGCS) in Brgy. Griño, Tacurong City will benefit from SEAOIL’s 50,000-grant through its Champions for Good Governance and Education Program. SEAOIL granted the said amount because LGU-Tacurong’s project proposal ranked third among 18 other proposals submitted by LGUs and schools in Mindanao. LGU-Tacurong proposed Project PEACE (Promoting and Empowering Actions for Children’s Education)—a multi-stakeholder project designed to enhance existing DMJGCS interventions for the improvement of Grade 3 pupils’ performance in reading and math, and for reduction of drop-out and failure rates. To do this, Project PEACE plans to formulate a common reading plan for teachers and students, provide additional reading materials, and conduct a reading and math camp. Project PEACE also aims to increase the involvement of parents and community stakeholders in addressing the school’s concerns. “We chose DMJGCS because it had the highest drop-out rate among the public elementary schools in the city in SY

2011-2012. Records also show that NAT average scores of Grade 3 pupils have not surpassed the 65% mark since 2007-2012,” said Councilor Psyche M. Sucaldito. For the whole project to materialize, the Php 50,000-budget from SEAOIL will be supplemented by LGU funds and assistance from non-government organizations. The project proposal is now being enhanced based on additional recommendations of SEAOIL and Kaya Natin! Movement. In February 2013, SEAOIL called for submission of project proposals that aim to address problems in basic education in a specific community. SEAOIL accepted proposals that specifically aim to increase students’ National Achievement Tests (NAT) scores and/or increase in student completion rates in the elementary and secondary level. Champions for Good Governance and Education program is sponsored by SEAOIL in partnership with Kaya Natin! Movement, Ateneo School of Governance, and the Department of the Interior and Local Government. - Jezereel Louise C. Billano

Graduates of the 2013 Summer Dancesport and Hip-Hop Workshop perform during their recital on May 20, 2013.

Jobs Fair, Kasambahay Registration Cont’d from p.4

individuals engaged in domestic work within an employment relationship. DOLE-SK and SKTIPC plans to organize kasambahays to facilitate awareness on their rights and privileges as stipulated in the newly-approved Kasambahay Law (R.A. 103611). The said Kasambahay Registration is a first in Region XII. The activity was able to register 36 kasambahays. Labor Day is a holiday celebrated all over the world to recognize the social and economic contributions of workers. 2013 Philippine Labor Day is themed “Manggagawang Pilipino: Handa sa Hamon ng Makabagong Panahon”. - Jezereel Louise C. Billano

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PHOTO NEWS. LGU-Tacurong sponsors RDC InfraCom 2nd quarterly meeting. The City Government of Tacurong sponsored the 2nd quarterly meeting of the Infrastructure and Utilities Development Committee (InfraCom) of the Regional Development Council XII on June 13, 2013 at Felra Suites, Tacurong City. Among the matters discussed during the said meeting were updates on Road Summit Project Proposals, updates on Koronadal City Flood Control and Drainage Master Plan, Energy Generation Plan, and Training Programs on Occupational Health and Safety Standards. InfraCom-RDC XII is chaired by Mr. Alfredo Bronx P. Hebrona Jr.

TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY


The Goodwill April-June 2013