The Municipality of Talibon Celebrates Its 5th Foundation Day
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- 27 April 2016
- 27 April 2016
- 27 April 2016
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How time flies! It was just like yesterday that LGU-Talibon celebrated its 1st Foundation Day. Come to think of it….5 years have already passed since the Sangguniang Bayan declared in Resolution No. 2012-4 that April 22 of each year will be celebrated as Talibon Foundation Day.
Now on its 5th year, LGU-Talibon decided to celebrate…not much with a bang as in the past…..but doing what is essential: with a Thanksgiving Mass at 7:30 A.M., a simultaneous flag raising event immediately afterwards, and the “Barangay Officials’ Congress”. 38 couples were wedded for FREE the day before as part of the Foundation Day celebrations.
Due to the El Niño phenomenon wherein Bohol is suffering from too much heat and is even declared under the “state of calamity”, the plan to hold a parade and an Agro Fair was shelved.
The Barangay Officials’ Congress commenced at 9 o’clock in the morning with a welcome message by Hon. Byrnah F. Paculaba, President, Liga ng mga Barangay followed by the Statement of Purpose by the MLGO Officer, Mrs. Maura M. Justol. The later explained that due to the coming May 9 Elections, and to avoid being judged as electioneering, DILG opted not to give out awards to deserving barangays this year.
The Barangay Congress’ honored guests were Isabelito “Tatay Billy” Tongco representing Governor Edgar M. Chatto, Board Member Gerry Garcia, and Dir. Elizabeth B. Mateo of the Civil Service Commission who also came over to hand over a certificate of registration to the Talibon Association of Municipal Employees (TAME) organization.
The Barangay Captains took turns presenting their accomplishments thru two (2) big screens for all to see; and because of their numbers, the others rendered their part after a sumptuous lunch. With the presentations, the DILG Officer hopes for the barangays to learn from each other and be inspired to emulate the achievements of their fellow officers.
Vice-Mayor Epifanio Quimson failed to grace the event and was not able to render his Legislative Report which usually follows that of the Barangay Captains and precedes the Executive Report of the Mayor. No representative was sent to take his place.
Because of the absence of the Vice-Mayor, Mayor Restituto B. Auxtero rendered his Executive Report earlier than expected which lasted for almost an hour. It was clear, factual, and fully supported with pictures which were displayed on the big screens. Each of the Barangay Captains was given a printed copy of his report for the purpose of transparency. Copies were also given to the Department Heads, and the Sangguniang Bayan Officials.
At the end of the Mayor’s report, the assembly called it a day. Ending early was a welcome twist, for the barangay officials still have to travel to the Municipality of Anda, a town well known for its fine white sand beach, for an overnight stay and for more team building activities. (ellen marie o. buno)