By: Tagum City Information Office
TAGUM CITY—The city’s slogan of “Tagum, Tagumpay” gained momentum
anew as the City Government of Tagum hauled three major awards from
three separate award-giving bodies, solidifying the gains of Mayor Allan
L. Rellon’s participatory and people-centered governance.
Tagum City's Night Market Program bagged one of this year's Galing
Pook Awards, a pioneering program that recognizes innovation and
excellence in local governance.
Mayor Allan L. Rellon formally received the award from Executive
Secretary Paquito Ochoa and DILG Sec. Mar Roxas who are representatives
of President Benigno S. Aquino III in a fitting ceremony held in EDSA
Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong last October 21, 2014.
"Tagum City established the night market to organize and improve
the lot of its many ambulant vendors while improving the income
generation of the local government that the latter uses to finance its
public services and its other development programs," said Galing Pook Chairperson Ma. Lourdes Fernando in her speech.
The winners of the Galing Pook Awards are selected through a multi-level
rigorous screening process and are evaluated on positive results and
impact, promotion of people’s participation and empowerment, innovation,
transferability and sustainability, and efficiency of program service
Assisting Mayor Rellon in receiving the
award were City Vice Mayor Geterito Gementiza, members of the 6th City
Council of Tagum and some department heads and employees of the local
BEST PESO IN THE PHILIPPINES
Meanwhile, the Public Employment Services Office of
the city government was once again declared as Best PESO in the country
for the component city category, awarded by the Department of Labor and
Employment during the 14th National PESO Congress held at General
Santos City last October 22, 2014.
PESO Manager Rogeneth Pagdilao Llanos received the award, along with
Miss Alicia Sulayon who received the Best School-Based PESO Award for
the University of Mindanao Tagum College.
Both were recognized for excellently implementing the delivery of
employment facilitation programs and services of DOLE, as highlighted by
Mayor Rellon who shared with all PESO managers the city’s best
practices during the said national congress.
On the other hand, Tagum was also recognized as a
finalist in the Search for the Most Business-Friendly Local Government
Unit Award “for exemplifying commendable initiatives towards good
governance reforms that promote trade and investments, and significantly
contribute to local economic development.”
The award was given by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and
Industry last October 22, 2014 in time for the 40th Philippine Business
Conference held at Manila Hotel.
PCCI based the award on five criteria which are trade, investments,
and tourism promotions; public-private sector partnership; micro, small
and medium enterprises [MSME] development; quality management system,
innovations, and human resources development; and inter-local government
relations. Louie Lapat of CIO Tagum