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‘Hot logs’ ending up as desks in public schools in Tagum City

By Louie Lapat

KAPALONG, DAVAO DEL NORTE – One hundred twelve (112) pieces of armchairs and one hundred (100)  desks fabricated by the Local Government of Tagum City from confiscated hot logs were officially turned-over September 23, 2011 to a local elementary school here.
Sampao Elementary School principal Justo Villaber said the chairs and desks boost delivery of quality education and improve their performance.
Tagum City Mayor Uy personally supervised the delivery of the school furnitures, with Kapalong Mayor Edgardo Timbol witnessing the turn-over.
This is part of Tagum City’s social responsibility. We invest in the education of students in Compostela Valley and Davao del Norte through fabrication of armchairs, desks and tables, said Uy. The Kapalong school is the latest beneficiary of the program which targets 8,000 chairs by year-end.

New hope for Talaingod school

SMILES OF HOPE. Students of Mesolong Elementary School in Sitio Mesolong, Barangay Santo Niño, Municipality of Talaingod, Province of Davao del Norte volunteer to carry their new school desks donated by the City Government of Tagum last September 13, 2011. The school head requested through a text to City Mayor Rey T. Uy to donate these fixtures to their school.

By Louie Lapat

DAVAO DEL NORTE – School children studying in one of the remotest schools in Sitio Mesolong, Barangay Santo Niño in Talaingod, a town famous for its rich natural resources, had a new reason to be excited to go to school every day.
The conditions of the school children here, though, are a stark contrast to its rich natural resources.
Mesolong Elementary School, which is approximately 8 kilometers away from downtown Talaingod, lacks school chairs which greatly affect the school’s delivery of quality education.  There are days when some students would be happy if some classmates would be absent because there will be a vacant seat for them to sit upon.
The City Government of Tagum turned over new school fixtures for the benefit of the 210 out of 575 school children here, majority of whom had to walk several kilometers in bare foot just to attend to their daily classes.
City Mayor Rey T. Uy led the turn-over rites of (70) seventy armchairs, (70) seventy desks and (7) seven tables with chairs on September 13, 2011 to school head, Arnel F. Labasan, in the presence of the students, their parents and teachers. TAGUM CITY/CIO


PUBLISHED IN THE DURIAN POST NO.78, September 19-25, 2011

Reforestation intensified

Tagum City Mayor Rey T. Uy watches the members of the Board of Directors of Tagum Cooperative headed by its chairperson, Mrs. Nenita E. Lumaad as they plant a tree during the tree planting activity at the accretion area in Barangay Pandapan, Tagum City. LGU Tagum and Tagum Cooperative signed a Memorandum of Agreement last September 8, 2011 that will intensify the green brigade in the said area. Photo by Francis Abrenica of CIO Tagum


Tagum City Mayor Rey Uy ihas Inked a memorandum of agreement with Tagum Cooperative, Inc. to maintain the accretion area planted with fast-growing trees.
In the agreement, the cooperative earmaked P200,000 for the greening program.
DepEd Superintendent Nenita E. Lumaad, chair of the cooperative’s Board of Directors shared that the project is part of the cooperative’s corporate social responsibility.

Lumaad urged the students, parents and her colleagues at DepEd and Tagum Cooperative to earnestly supervise the accretion area to ensure the survival of the planted trees.LOUIE LAPAT



PUBLISHED IN THE DURIAN POST NO.77, September 12-18, 2011

Aussies to hire butchers

Mayor Rey T. Uy with with Australian Guissepe Baggeta and Richard Simpson from Harvey Beef Company. Louie Lapat/CIO-Tagum

By Louie Lapat

Cited for their excellent performance, Tagumeño butchers have now an edge over their equals in Australia with no less than personnel from Harvey Beef Company personally scouting potential butchers to work for their company in the land down under.
Two Australians personally went here last August 30, 2011 to see for themselves the caliber of the Tagumeño butchers who are products of the Community Skills Training Program of the Local Government of Tagum spearheaded by Mayor Rey T. Uy.
In their brief meeting with the local chief executive, the two Australians Guissepe Baggeta and Richard Simpson reiterated their desire to hire additional butchers from Tagum because of their good performance and efficiency. They added that their attitude in the working place is a plus factor why they prefer butchers from Tagum.
The Australians visited the Tagum City Slaughterhouse to witness the trade test, a venue where 49 butchers showed their expertise in high anticipation of having a shot of good life abroad.



PUBLISHED IN THE DURIAN POST NO.77, September 12-18, 2011

Uy weds 53 couples in Kasalang Bayan

CITY OF TAGUM, DAVAO DEL NORTE—A total of 53 pairs oflive-in couples on August 6, 2011 finally exchanged vows in a mass civil wedding ceremony sponsored by the city government here dubbed “Kasalan ng Bayan” at the city’s pavilion.

Tagum City Mayor Rey T. Uy led the mass civil wedding who challenged the couples to become responsible partners.

He specifically mentioned about the importance of planning the family so as not to add up to the problems of the community in terms of poverty.

Uy added that during trying times like these days, both couple should really be serious in planning for the future and to become “responsible parents” to their children.

In her speech, City Civil Registrar Flordeliza J. Zulueta stressed that this event is her office’s continuing effort to grant couples’ request to legitimately claim their legal intimacy.

Zulueta added that a big percentage of children’s records in the city still have existing parents who are not civilly recognized. With this event, she cited, the number of illegitimate children in the city will be decreased. LOUIE LAPAT/CIO-TAGUM



PUBLISHED IN THE DURIAN POST NO.74, August 15-21, 2011

Koko meets CO



PUBLISHED IN THE DURIAN POST NO.74, August 15-21, 2011

TAGUM CITY MAYOR REY UY with brand-new Senator, Koko Pimentel, in Tagum City last week. Photo by Francis Abrenica

By Louie Lapat

Fresh from his historic oath-taking rites in Mati City newly-proclaimed Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III dropped by at Tagum City August12, 2011 for a brief but meaningful 30 minute-meeting with Mayor Rey “CO” Uy.

The two Mindanaon leaders met at the city’s motor pool where Mayor Uy gave the newest addition to the republic’s senate chamber a peak of his corporate-minded governance. Uy briefed the senator about what the Local Government of Tagum is doing with the confiscated hot logs acquired by the city from Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Sen. Pimentel was impressed by how the local government utilized the said logs and produced materials such as arm chairs, tables, double deck beds and other which are distributed in schools and military camps not just in the city but in nearby municipalities in the Provinces of Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley.

Joining Mayor Uy in welcoming the visiting solon was City Administrator Rafael E. Abrenica. Accompanying the Senator was his wife, Jewel, and Assistant Secretary Wendel Avisado of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council.