TAGUM CITY – With the official kick-off of the 2015 Palarong Pambansa, Tagum City Mayor Allan Rellon assured that peace and order are among the areas that the local government is prioritizing in hosting the country’s largest sports conclave.
He wanted all the visitors to feel at home and urged Tagumenyos to and be given the best hospitality.
The Tagum City Government already deployed a three-shift security composed of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Security Management Office (SMO) and Traffic Management Office (TMO) personnel in the billeting areas to ensure the safety of the delegates, and supported by the force multipliers and barangay tanods on foot patrol.
On the other hand, Tagum Water District already assigned two pumping stations as the water source distributed in all the billeting sites. Other water sources identified include the city motorpool, slaughterhouse and the Visayan Village Tagum Rural Waterworks and Multi-Purpose Cooperative (VITRUASCO).
The billeting sites for the regional delegations and technical officials were also repaired and repainted and provided with mattresses, electric fans and kitchens, utilizing the more or less P14.1 million budget from Tagum City’s General Fund and Special Education Fund. Mayor Rellon said it was worth investing in the project because of its long-term benefits.
As a cooperating local government unit, Tagum City is host to eighteen (18) billeting schools and twelve (12) playing venues.
“We can never be perfect but I’m happy to know of feedbacks this early while the Palaro is not yet full-blown,” said Mayor Rellon.
As the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) Chairperson, Mayor Rellon also directed the activation of the Incident Command Post on Blue Alert Status on April 26 – May 11, 2015 in response to the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) XI Memorandum No. 9, s-2015 issued by Regional Director Loreto G Rirao.
The Palarong Pambansa is an annual multi-sports event involving student-athletes from the 17 regions of the Philippines and organized by the Department of Education. The Palarong Pambansa 2015 is slated on May 3-9, 2015 hosted by the Province of Davao del Norte with Tagum City as one of the cooperating Local Government Units. Jetzyl Delgado/LGU Tagum