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TIKANLU GRAND MEDICAL-DENTAL MISSION
Medical and Non-Medical Practitioner Volunteers
May 2-4, 2006
Mr.Niceto B. Batac
Ms.Rose Laranang Umali
Mr. Umali, Pharmacy Tech.
Ms. Helen Parpana Pacis
Ms. Michelle Rose Pacis
Mr. Robert Lake
Ms. Manalina Lake
Mr. June Villanueva, RN
Ms. Paulina Ladi, Medical Practitioner
Mr. Alejandro Ladi
Mr. Quintin L. Visque
Ms. Lydia S. Visque, RN
Mr. Gerald S. Visque
Ms. Judith Visque, LVN
Ms. Judy Ann Visque
Mr. Quintin S. Visque, Jr., LVN
Ms. Theresa Ayscue, RN
Mr. Pedro L. Visque
Ms. Florecita L. Visque
Dra. Marilou Verzosa Rosario
Francis D. Ong, MD
Pacita D. Ong, MD
Manuel Barit, MD
Avelino Leal, MD
Emmanuel Villanueva, MD
Mr. Tim D. Ong, RN
Ms. Paz M. Ong, RN
Ms. Ms. Mary Agnes O. Barit, RN
Ms. Jovita Paredes, RN
Ms.Teresita Del Rosario, RN
Priscilla Villanueva, RN
Ms. Melda M. Lim, RN
Ms. Josephine Villanueva, RN
Ms. Andrea Villa, RN
Ms. Ave C. Pimo, RN(Mission Coordinator)
Mr. Phillip Visque
Mr. Randy Visque
John Manuel P. Flores, MD
Mr. Giovanni Ugaban, RN
Dr. Rod Castro
Michael I. Verzosa, MD
Archt. Oscar Villanos
Dr. Cesar Luna, General Surgeon
Dr. Ariel Ramos, General Surgeon
Dr. Jun Caparas
Dr. Lito Alava
Dr. Rene Encarnacion
Mr. Antonio Vladez
Ms. Evelyn Valdez
Dr. Manuel Villanueva
Ms. Amy Villanueva
Ms. Emma Mina, RN
UPDATED DECEMBER 30, 2006
Mayor's home hosts Xmas party 2006
179 officials and employees of the Local Government Unit of Tagudin gathered at
Mayor Jun's residence in Bucao East for the annual Christmas Party, December 22,
Said affair aims to strengthen ties and friendships among and between official
and employees and likewise to share in the spirit of love and peace of the
This 4-hour Christmas Program was highlighted by various games, exchange-gifts
and a sumptuous meal shared by everybody.
16 graduate from beekeeping
December 20,2006 is indeed a remarkable day for the 16 participants who
graduated in the BASIC BEEKEEPING TRAINING conducted by the Municipal
Agriculture Office, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur. The training was fully supported by
Municipal Officials headed by the father of ASAP Tagudin, Hon. Roque S. Verzosa
Jr. and was confirmed by the Director of the National Agriculture Research and
Training Development Institute, Dr. Apolonio Sito. This is one among the 12
Flagship Programs of Mayor Jun.
The extraction of honey from 19 frames highlighted the graduation program as the
graduates, visitors and municipal employees watched with awe and enthusiasm.
This training was designed to:
1). Provide the basic beekeeping training and skills in starting beekeeping as a
component of their farming system;
2). Introduce beekeeping to conserve and protect the environment;
3). Introduce honeybee products to enrich nutritional food value and
cash income for the people in the community; and
4).To create employment in the community.
The different products derived from honeybees are honey, bee pollen, bee venom,
bee wax, propolis, and royal jelly which are highly in demand in both local and
Beekeeping likewise favors increased crop production and improves quality of
harvest through crop pollination, supplementing income, and improves family
nutrition for a healthy environment and better quality of living.
Special, malnourished kids celebrate Xmas
With the hopes of providing joy to the seventy-five (75) "adopted" children in our municipality, a gift-giving activity took place in our municipality last December 15, 2006 at the Municipal Auditorium. This is a joint effort of the Municipal Council for the Protection of Children (MCPC) and the Local Government of Tagudin under the stewardship of Mayor Jun and the continuing support of our generous donors, local and abroad.
Grocery items, milk and vitamins were given to the malnourished children and wheelchairs were also awarded to thirteen(13) "special children", who are with cerebral palsy. Said wheelchairs were donated by Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy and Mely Corpuz of the USA.
Also, pediatricians Dr. Nora Ellorin and Dr. Elaine Andaya provided free medical checkups and consultations to these children. Medicines were also given to them.
The theme for this event is : "A New Day for Special Children, A Promise of New Hope for a Brighter Tomorrow".
Little Municipality of Tagudin Day
As embodied by Resolution No. 156 Series of 2006 of the Sangguniang Bayan of
Tagudin entitled, “Adopting the Observance of Little Municipality of Tagudin
Day” and under the initiation and encouragement of the Municipal Council for the
Protection of Children (MCPC), headed by Hon. Mayor Roque S. Verzosa, Jr. and
Miss Corazon L. Villanueva, MSWSO as the Working Chairman, on December 11, 2006,
forty four (44) key positions in the national and local offices including school
institutions were occupied by public and private school elementary pupils (Grade
4,5 and 6).
On that whole day affair, the Little Officials performed tasks as their “Big”
counterparts such as dealing with clients, countersigning documents, field
works, etc. Foremost, they had experienced the life and works of being a public
Little Mayor – Mia Jasmin C. Laza – St. Augustine’s School
Little Vice Mayor—Glenda Mae L. Manzano – Las-ud Elementary School
Little SBM Bunoan – Zaira Diana F. Nartatez – St. Augustine’s School
Little SBM Laranang – Arrianne Jade L. Licudine -- Las-ud Elementary School
Little SBM Bayuga – John Kenneth L. Valdez – Tagudin Adventist Multi- Grade
Little SBM Lorena – Jasmin Licudine – Becques Community School
Little SBM Galang – Alfred Benedict A. Bayan -- St. Augustine’s School
Little SBM Lodia – Joedelyn M. Lazaga – Tagudin Central School
Little SBM Ramos – Franiel L. Lamadrid -- St. Augustine’s School
Little ABC Fed. Pres. – Anna Marie Lozano – Libtong Community School
Little SK Fed. Pres. – Angelica S. Ang -- St. Augustine’s School
Little Secretary to the SB – Arvin P. Hadlos -- St. Augustine’s School
Little Mun. Engineer -- Michael Jay M. Jatulan – Bimmanga Community School
Little MPDC – Veverly Ann B. Labagnoy -- St. Augustine’s School
Little Mun. Civil Registar – Jonalyzza O. Monis -- St. Augustine’s School
Little Mun. Assessor – Marlowe B. Jimeno –Bitalag Elementary School
Little Mun. Treasurer – Marie Louise F. Lardizabal -- St. Augustine’s School
Little Mun. Accountant – Jay Paolo Q. Lorente -- St. Augustine’s School
Little Mun. Budget Officer – Ivee Joy Cuaresma – Libtong Community School
Little GSO – Mark Anthony A. Montero -- Tagudin Adventist Multi- Grade School
Little MSWDO – Patricia Jane R. Lardizabal -- St. Augustine’s School
Little MHO – Ron Joshua L. Hernandez – Garitan Community School
Little Mun. Agriculturist – Sharen Ame R. Munar – Ag- Aguman Elementary School
Little Market Supervisor – Kayllah Gellsey O. Bunoan -- St. Augustine’s School
Little Private Secretary – Ghislynne Dei- Anne L. Andaya -- St. Augustine’s
Little MLGOO – Rey Omar P. Mina -- St. Augustine’s School
Little PNP Chief – Chester Rey I. Mulato -- St. Augustine’s School
Little PNP Women’s Desk Officer – Lyndel L. Benitez – Las-ud Elementary School
Little Fire Marshall – Richardson K. Ortonio -- Barcbac Community School
Little Jail Warden – Charles Eduardc Nichol D. Lucero -- St. Augustine’s School
Little Revenue Officer – Pamela L. Mosuela – Pallogan Elementary School
Little MARO – Johanne Rose C. Lastimosa -- St. Augustine’s School
Little TWD Gen. Mananger – Jonas A. Garcia -- Cabugbugan Community School
Little Election Officer – Resty D. Macaslam – Tagudin Central School
Little Post Master – Rhay Anthony A. Lamarroza – Ambalayat Elementary School
Little Mun. Coordinator (NTA) – Kristelle Anne P. Sison – Bio Elementary School
Little SAS Directress – Abby Jane C. Laza -- St. Augustine’s School
Little Dist. Supervisor – Kristine Mae F. Vergara – Tagudin Central School
Little TNHS Principal – Angela S. Antolin – San Pedro Community School
Little SAS Principal – Almira Joy S. Lallana -- St. Augustine’s School
Little Water Master (NIA) – John Michael L. Aguilan – Pudoc West Integrated
Little CENRO – Charlito S. Olila, Jr. – Pudoc East Elementary School
Little SISDH Chief – Raymund Ryan P. Batac, Jr. -- St. Augustine’s School
TAGUDINIANS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
Officers - 2006
President - Gerry Leal
Vice-Presidents - Neopito Galang, Jr.
Secretary - Rose Labador
Treasurer - Zeny Gazmen
Assistant Treasurer - Lolita Sanchez
Auditor - Rosemarie Nagallo
PROs - Marissa Tavas
Peacekeeper - Carlo Sanchez
Board Members - Connie Leal
Adviser - Boy Leal
Mabuhay and More Power!
Best Wishes for a Blessed Christmas and a Bountiful New Year!
Tagudin joins Candon Feria 2006
As record holder of the “Best Booth Award” in 2005, the municipality of Tagudin
again joined in the City of Candon Grand Festival dubbed as “Feria de Candon
Circa 1892 (Candon City Expo)”.
Part of this festivity is the Feria De Candon Trade Fair 2006 from December 1-7,
2006. This gives an avenue for each participant to highlight its own town’s
locally produced goods and at the same time to boost its own tourism in
particular and the Ilocos Region in general.
Tagudin showcased a variety of its products with due emphasis to Calamansi,
being Tagudin’s One Town One Product (OTOP). Calamansi juice concentrate
processed by the Tagudinians themselves sold well. Other products displayed and
put up for sale include : ASAP Tagudin Shirts, Ball Caps, Abel or woven bags,
woodcraft, banana chips, rice cake delicacies, and many others.
Tagudin bags 10 major awards in BSP prov'l camp
The Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) Ilocos Sur Chapter conducted the 26th
BSP Provincial Jamborette last November 30-December 3, 2006 at Bantay Buneng,
Manzante, Magsingal, Ilocos Sur with the theme : “Isang Mundo, Isang Pangako”.
Public and private elementary and secondary schools in the entire Division of
Ilocos Sur attended the said event.
Tagudin National High School (TNHS) and Tagudin District participated in this
4-day event. TNHS has 40 scouts including 11 roverettes or female scouts who
were accompanied by their scouters, namely: Mr. Apolinario Salgado, Mr. Renato
Sagun Jr., Mr. Alan Lardizabal, Mr. June Lobendino, Mr. Jessie Macusi and Ms.
Tagudin District, on the other hand, was represented by 7 elementary schools:
Tagudin Central with 19 scouts accompanied by Mr. Henry Limon; Ambalayat
Elementary School with 8 scouts with Mr. Johnny Lastimoza, Mr. Rowel Garcia, Mr.
Jefferson Licudine, Mrs. Maria Maynes and Ms. Janeth Linde as their scouters;
Ag-aguman Elementary School with 7 scouts headed by Mr. Antonio Bayuga, Mrs.
Myrna Pera, Mrs. Madrona Macusi and Mrs. Mildred Quitoriano; Bimmanga Community
School with 4 scouts with Mr. Reynard Andaya, Mr. Reynaldo Laberinto and Mrs.
Marianne Peralta as their scouters; Baracbac Community School with 9 scouts
accompanied by Mr. Jonathan Alcause, Mrs. Ermelinda Felicitas, and Mrs.
Fredilina Navalta; Bio Elementary School with 9 scouts with Mrs. Erlinda Puzon
and Mrs. Rosalinda Andaya as their scouters; and lastly, Mr, Rogelio Leal and
Mr. Raquel Mosuela accompanied the 6 scouts of Pudoc East Elementary School.
The following were the contested activities by which our municipality excelled:
Best in Oration (first place), Flaglet Pole Raising (first place), Biggest
Contingent (first place), Scouts Ideals Relay (second place), Most Indigenous
Torch (second place), Rescue and Transfer (second place), Scout Chariot Race
(second place), Tug and Yell (third place), Sack- Write Ideals Race (third
place), and Biggest Contingent Council Registered (third place). To sum this,
our municipality brought hone 10 major awards.
This momentous event was the highlight of the 60th Charter Anniversary of the
Ilocos Sur Council which aims to gather all scouts and scouters to reminisce and
relive the remarkable achievements of the Council.
Provincial Vice Governor Deogracias Victor Savellano, the Council Chairman; Dr,
Gil Savellano, OIC- Council Scout Executive; Magsingal Vice Mayor Alfonso Favis;
Mr. Aniceto Sanchez, Council Scout Executive of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte; and
the other scouts and field executives all throughout Northeastern Luzon and
Ilocos Region attended the said event.
This event was initiated in preparation for the Northeastern Luzon - Ilocos
Region Jamborette to be held on December 6- 10, 2006 at Borikibok Resort, Bucay,
Indeed our municipality scouts and scouters proved the Boy Scout dictum of being
Boy scouts set camp in Pallogan
The Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Tagudin District conducted its BSP Camporal
last November 24-26, 2006 at Pallogan, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur with the theme :
“Isang Mundo, Isang Pangako”.
This said Camporal was participated in by 341 Scouts and Scouters from the
Tagudin Central School- 31
Ag-aguman Elementary School–31
Ambalayat Elementary School-35
Baracbac Community School-14
Becques Community School-13
Bimmanga Elementary School-13
Bio Elementary School-35
Bitalag Elementary School-16
Cabugbugan Community School-28
Pallogan Elementary School-13
Pudoc East Elementary School-17
San Pedro Community School-22
Tallaoen Primary School-8
Tagudin National High School-65
Participants arrived at 5:00p.m. on the 24th and started pitching their tents.
An opening program followed where a film showing on “Earthquake Drill” was shown
to prepare the scouts in case of calamity.
On the second day, the participants went hiking and “nature-knowing”. They also
had a lecture on different Scouting Skills. In the afternoon, the scouts enjoyed
different games and applied the skills they have learned. After dinner was the
General Campfire where Mayor Jun gave an inspirational message and later joined
in their activities.
On the last day of the Camporal, the participants had their Tree Planting within
the camp area and after lunchtime, the awarding of prizes and certificates
Mr. Johnny S. Lastimoza is Tagudin’s District Boy Scouts of the Philippines
DSWD validates ECCD program beneficiaries
The Provincial Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Validation Team,
together with Ms. Rhealou Dela Cruz, ECCD Coordinator of the DSWD Field Office
I, San Fernando City, La Union, conducted its validation to the beneficiaries of
the ECCD Program in the municipality, November 27, 2006.
Four barangays were visited – Ambalayat, Libtong, Dardarat and Pudoc East. These
said barangays were identified as the pilot barangays to be given with financial
and technical assistance under the said program to help them address and respond
to their needs, specifically in the areas of helath and nutrition, social
services (which includes Early Childhood Education and Psycho-Social Care), and
other support services like livelihood projects.
An interview with the Officials and other service providers in the barangays
were conducted by the Provincial ECCD Force, composed of representatives from
the DILG, DepEd, Provincial Planning and Development Office, Provincial Social
Welfare and Development Office, Provincial Nutrition Officer, Provincial Health
Office and the ECCD Coordinator.
Upon the implementation of the said program, revitalization and developments in
the identified barangays is set to take off with the guidance and monitoring of
the Municipal ECCD, with Miss Corazon Villanueva as the ECCD Officer and the LGU
under the administration of Mayor Jun.
Mayor Jun, keynote speaker at media confab
Members of the National Press Club, headed by its President, Mr. Roy Mabasa, had
a seminar entitled "Media Seminar" at the University of Pangasinan, November 25,
Mayor Jun was one of their Keynote Speakers, who shared insights on the
“Relationship of the Media with Local Government Units”.
After said seminar, Mr. Mabasa, together with Mr. Louie Logarta, Mr. Rolly "Lakay"
Gonzalo, Mr. Jun Caburrubia, Mr.Toto Causing, Philip Lustu, Mr.Dong Delos Reyes
and Mr. Sammy Julian came to visit Tagudin. They were welcomed at Mayor Jun’s
residence in Bucao East.
Day care workers get orientation
An orientation on Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Tool and User's
Manual took place on November 24, 2006 at the 2nd floor of the People's Health
Center through the initiation of the Office of the MSWDO and with the usual
support of Mayor Jun.
Thru Mrs. Venus Rebuldela of the DSWD Regional Field Office, twenty one (21) day
care workers of this municipality underwent the said course to enhance and make
them more aware of handling and nurturing children in the development of their
Moreover, as service providers, it would help them ensure that the physical,
intellectual, social and emotional needs of every child be met, thus, making the
delivery of the Day Care Service Program of our town of high quality and
TNHS hosts 2006 Prov’l Sci Fest
48 Public and Private Secondary Schools in the province of Ilocos Sur gathered
and competed at Tagudin National High School, November 9-10, 2006 for the 2006
Provincial Science Festival.
This 2-day intellectual, physical, social and emotional melee with the theme :
Science Leaders Summit Vaulting Beyond Excellence” was highlighted with various
activities with the following results:
Logo Making Contest
1st – Lidlidda National High School
2nd – Cabugao Nationa High School
3rd - Magsingal National High School
4th – Lussoc National High School (Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur)
5th – Salcedo National High School
Essay Writing Contest
1st – Basug National High School (Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur)
2nd – Narvacan National Central High School
3rd - Narvacan Catholic School
4th – Salcedo National High School
5th – Cabugao National High School
1st - Lussoc National High School (Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur)
2nd – Cabugao National High School
3rd – Narvacan Catholic School
4th – Philippine Science High School (San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur)
5th – Sta. Maria National High School
Environmental Quiz Show
1st – Philippine Science High School (San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur)
2nd – Tagudin National High School
3rd – Bacsil National High School (San Juan, Ilocos Sur)
4th – Pug-os National High School (Sinait, Ilocos Sur)
5th – Naglaoan National High School (Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur)
1st – Philippine Science High School (San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur)
2nd – Narvacan National Central High School
3rd – Teodoro Hernaez National High School (Sta. Lucia, Ilocos Sur)
4th – Sta. Maria National High School
5th – Quirino National High School
1st – Narvacan National Central High School
2nd – Solot Solot National High School
3rd - Teodoro Hernaez National High School (Sta. Lucia, Ilocos Sur)
4th – Sugpon National High School
5th – Magsingal National High School
1st – Teodoro Hernaez National High School (Sta. Lucia, Ilocos Sur)
2nd – Lidlidda National High School
3rd – Banayoyo National High School
4th – Lussoc National High School (Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur)
5th – Narvacan National Central High School
1st – San Esteban National High School
2nd – Teodoro Hernaez National High School (Sta. Lucia, Ilocos Sur)
3rd – Sinait National High School
4th – Magsingal National High School
5th – San Emilio National High School
1st – Sinait National High School
2nd –Banayoyo National High School
3rd – Salcedo National High School
4th – Sta. Maria National High School
5th – Dili National High School (Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur)
Science Quiz I
1st – Sinait National High School
2nd – San Pedro National High School
3rd – Tagudin National High School
4th – Philippine Science High School (San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur)
5th – Mabilbila National High School (Santa, Ilocos Sur)
Science Quiz II
1st – Philippine Science High School (San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur)
2nd – Philippine Science High School (San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur)
3rd – Narvacan National High School
4th – Sinait National High School
5th – Sinait National High School
Science Quiz III
1st – Banayoyo National High School
2nd – Belen National High School (Cabugao, Ilocos Sur)
3rd – Narvacan National Central High School
4th – Sinait National High School
4th – Narvacan National Central High School
4th – Philippine Science High School (San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur)
4th - Philippine Science High School (San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur)
Science Quiz IV
1st – Philippine Science High School (San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur)
2nd – Sinait National High School
3rd – Philippine Science High School (San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur)
4th – Philippine Science High School (San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur)
5th – Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College
1st – Sinait National High School
2nd – Tagudin National High School
3rd – Salcedo National High School
4th – Narvacan National Central High School
5th – Santa HSP
1st – Lussoc National High School (Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur)
2nd – Tagudin National High School
3rd – Philippine Science High School (San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur)
4th – Sinait National High School
5th –Salcedo National High School
SEARCH FOR GINOONG KALIKASAN 2006
Ginoong Kalikasan 2006 - Tagudin National High School
1st runner-up – Sinait National High School
2nd runner-up – Narvacan National Central High School
3rd runner-up – Sta. Maria National High School
SEARCH FOR BINIBINING KALIKASAN 2006
Bb. Kalikasan 2006 – Narvacan National Central High School
1st runner-up – Magsingal National High School
2nd runner-up – Tagudin National High School
4th – Sinait National High School
Mr. Prov’l. Science Festival – Tagudin National High School
Miss Prov’l. Science Festival – Tagudin National High School
1st Prince – Lussoc National High School
1st Princess – Lussoc National High School
2nd Prince – Sinait National High School
2nd Princess – Sinait National High School
* PARENT CATEGORY
1st – Banayoyo National High School
2nd – Teodoro Hernaez National High School
3rd – Sinait National High School
4th – Salcedo National High School
5th – Lussoc National High School
* TEACHER CATEGORY
1st – Banayoyo National High School
2nd –Teodoro Hernaez National High School
3rd – Burgos National High School
4th – Narvacan National Central High School
5th –Tagudin National High School
Improvised Science Equipment
1st – Sinait National High School
1st – Sinait National High School
2nd – Narvacan National Central High School
3rd – Alejandro Fabro Haboc, Jr.
SIM - Biology
1st – Sinait National High School
2nd – Sinait National High School
3rd – Sinait National High School
4th – Sinait National High School
SIM - Chemistry
1st – Narvacan National Central High School
2nd – Sinait National High School
3rd – Tagudin National High School
4th – Narvacan National High School
SIM - Physics
1st – Sinait National High School
Mayor Jun and TNHS Principal Mrs. Rosita Pascua gave their warm words of welcome
to all delegates during the Opening Program on November 9, 2006. The Honorable
Mayor likewise attended the evening affair – Search for G. and Bb. Kalilkasan
2006, together with his wife Madam Evangeline Verzosa, who was the Chairman of
the Board of Judges. Other members of the panel were : Dr. Eduardo Cosares, SBM
Ma. Theresa Laranang, SBM Jose Ramos, Jr. and Atty. Arvin Andaya. SBM Onofre
Bayuga also came to grace said Search.
Below is the over-all standing of the 48 schools after competing in 25
1st – Sinait National High School
2nd – Narvacan National Central High School
3rd – Tagudin National High School.
Tagudin National High School’s Science Department is headed by Dr. Edgar D.
Llanes with Mrs. Golda A. Padayao as Coordinator.
Sci-Fest 2006 was organized by the Region One Science Club Advisers (ROSCA)
headed by its President Mr. Jaime Campos of Sinait National High School.
Stephanie undergoes operation
Through the voluntary assistance of generous and kind-hearted Tagudinians around
the world through this website, 5-year old Stephanie Kyla Lubina, one of the
many beneficiaries of the ADOPT A CHILD PROGRAM of the present governance under
the administration of Hon. Roque S. Verzosa, Jr., had recently undergone her 2nd
operation for her HIRSCHPRUNG DISEASE.
November 8, 2006 – with the expertise of Dr. Cesar S. Bernabe as consultant and
Dr. Marwin Martinez as Pediasurgeon at the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical
Center (ITRMC), San Fernando City, La Union, the young Stephanie braved her 2nd
operation known as “PULL THROUGH OPERATION”, where the malfunctioning portion of
her intestines was removed then “pulled through” and connected to her rectum.
This operation lasted for practically three(3) hours.
At about 5:00 p.m. that very same day, the operation was finished and declared a
success. Stephanie stayed for six more days and on November 14, 2006, after
having fully recuperated, she was allowed to go home. MSWDO Miss Corazon
Villanueva, brought her home via the Municipal Ambulance. Likewise, Miss
Villanueva bought all the needed medicines. She (Stephanie) will be returning on
the 20th of this month(November) for her check-up.
Stephanie will again be undergoing her 3rd and last operation – CLOSURE OF THE
COLOSTOMY (intestines brought out on her belly portion as a means of her
excretion, will be brought back in), for her to excrete normally – or via her
rectum. Said operation is schedules after a month, probably by the last week of
December or early January.
This is just the beginning of Stephanie’s new life for a normal and fully
functioning excretory system – ALL MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH YOUR GENEROSITY AND
To all Tagudinians, who through your assistance – financial or otherwise, made
this possible, TI NAIMPUSOAN NGA INKAM PANAGYAMAN.
Children's Month ends with Bright Child Quest 2006
As part of the culminating activity for the Children's Month (October), the 1st
ever Bright Child Quest took place at the Municipal Hall on November 10, 2006
with 41 registered births for the October 1-27, 2006 period as participants.
From among the said 41 participants, FRANCIS JOHN L. ANDAYA, was drawn as
"Bright Child Quest Winner" by Mayor Jun. Francis John is the 2nd child of Mr.
and Mrs. John and Melissa Laplana-Andaya of Barangay Bimmanga. He was awarded a
special baby package by the Mayor. The 40 other babies were also given baby
As dealt and approved by the Municipal Council for the protection of Children (MCPC),
"Bright Child Winner" will also receive the following benefits and incentives:
1. FREE complete immunization at the Rural Health Unit(RHU). Other immunizations
under a private medical practitioner will also be shouldered by the MCPC;
2. FREE issuance of Birth Certificate;
3. FREE Medical and Dental Services at the RHU;
4. Educational Assistance;
5. The Bright Child Winner will also be given preference when he will later
apply for a job at the Local Government Unit;
6. FREE Day Care Service Program (Free from participation fee); and
7. Quarterly Food Assistance.
This said activity will already be a yearly event that would help promote the
welfare of every child in the municipality, in particular, the health aspect as
a continued manifestation of support by the LGU and the MCPC headed by the
It's been two years since the Official Website of Tagudin was launched. Having
been of service for a couple of years, the website has been living its purpose,
not only as mere publication, but an online portal to Tagudinians and visitors
around the world where interaction, awareness, generosity and active
participation have been so evidently realized.
Beyond its call as the technological medium for the municipal government to put
forth its aims and programs to improve the lives of the people, tagudin.gov.ph
also possesses the stance to be competitive by being one of the Top 5 Local
Government Websites as mentioned by the National Computer Center. This
achievement has never been attained by any municipality of the province in such
a short gap of time.
For every little event that transpires in the outskirts of this promising town,
the website will ensure that it will be covered so that Tagudinians will be able
to realize that it's not just a showcase of stuff but more as a window that
makes one look back to where he belongs, no matter where in the world he may be.
Tagudinians visit departed loved ones
Undas 2006 proved to be a very peaceful, orderly, secured and meaningful
commemoration for all Tagudinians.
The Local Government Unit in coordination with Guardians Centre Foundation,
Inc., Community Involvement and Services (CIS), Bureau of Fire Protection, PNP-Tagudin,
Sigma Force, Religious Groups, Barangay Officials and Tanods of the 6 barangays
near the Public Cemetery (Las-ud, Tallaoen, Dacutan, Bimmanga, Farola and
Dardarat) and other Civic Groups organized "Task Force Kaluluwa 2006" - to
ensure that the observance of this year's "Undas" will be elderly and peaceful.
"Task Force Kaluluwa 2006" had the following Steering Committees: Peace and
Order, Traffic Control, Medical Team, Control Tower, Christian Religious
Concert, Electricity and Sound System, Radio Communications, Environmental
Sanitation and Transportation.
All Saints and Souls Day this year, like last year, has been very special with
the cemetery being fully-lighted and on the eve of October 31, 2006, a Religious
Concert was held at its main entrance participated in by Religious Groups. This
ambience gave Tagudinians all the chances and opportunities to visit and pay
homage to their departed loved ones.
Basic services were at hand - medical team, communications, safety,
transportation, etc. from October 31 to November 2, 2006. Selling, parking,
loading and unloading areas and crossing areas were likewise designated.
Indeed "Undas 2006" or "Piesta Daguiti Minatay" in Tagudin for this year has
really bridged the gap and longing between us and our departed ones, even for
just two days.
Tagudin wins as Most Child-friendly Town in Region 1
Tagudin was adjudged as the Regional Winner in the 2006 Search for the Most
Child-Friendly Municipality, 2nd Category (4th - 6th Class Municipalities).
The Recognition and Awarding Ceremony was made last October 26, 2006 at High
Altitude, ALberto's Complex, San Fernando City, La Union, as a highlight of the
Regional Development Council's Execom Meeting. MSWDO Miss Corazon Villanueva and
MLGOO Manuel R. Dumagpi received the Certificate of Recognition in behalf of the
municipality. A cash prize of PhP 50,000.00 and a Child-Friendly Seal will also
be given to Tagudin.
Being the Regional winner, Tagudin is now an entry to the National Level Search.
Validation by the National Award Committee (NAC) will be this November. Results
will be known by December 2006.
Prov’l. Clean & Green team evaluates Tagudin
The 2006 Search for the Cleanest and Greenest Municipality has again been
revived by the Regional Development Council – where all municipalities and
cities in the province are being evaluated and assessed by a team of evaluators.
Last October 25, 2006, Tagudin had its turn to be evaluated by the Provincial
Assessment Team composed of Ms. Cherry Pestaño - DILG Provincial Office, Mr.
Agapito V. Pablico – NGO ISETDC, Engr. Danilo P. Estillore – PHO, IS, Mr.
Eusebio P. Abero – ENRO, Vigan City, Mr. Elmer R. Riego – OPAG, IS, and Mr.
Buenaventura D. Ayson – BFAR, RF01. The team was accompanied by the Municipal
Clean and Green Committee (MCGC) headed by its Chairman, MLGOO Manuel Dumagpi.
The following areas were randomly selected and evaluated/assessed : Tagudin
Controlled Dumpsite, Tagudin Public Market, Slaughter House, Tagudin Pasarabo
Center and Rest Area, Farola Light House, Tree Park(Bio), Tagudin Central
School, Urban barangays, Coastal Area barangays and other places where there are
landmarks and significant structures.
Criteria in the said assessment include : physical conditions – general
cleanliness and greening, Supports Systems and Public Safety and Peace and
After the ocular inspection and interview, an exit conference was conducted
where the team gave their feedback and comments to the MCGC. Tagudin, per
descriptive evaluation of the Provincial Team, is very satisfactory in terms of
its being “clean and green”.
Children's month celebrated
In commemoration of the Children’s Month, Tagudin held a Children’s Month
Program and Symposium at the Municipal Auditorium on October 23, 2006. This was
instigated by the Office of MSWD led by Miss Corazon Villanueva with the support
of the Municipal Council for the Protection of Children (MCPC).
A symposium on RA 9231 otherwise known as “An Act for the Elimination of the
Worst Forms of Child Labor Affording Stronger Protection for the Working Child”
was conducted by Atty. Florence Gacad-Ulep, Mediator-Arbiter of the Regional
Department of Labor and Employment Office with the assistance of PO2 Sanny Pat
Segismundo of the PNP.
Said Symposium aims to intensify the awareness of children in this municipality
on their rights and also for protecting them in any form of violence and abuse
brought by child labor. Students from Saint Augustine’s School, Tagudin National
High School and Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College participated in this
Mascots from Jollibee, Purina and Cebuana Lhuillier added joy and excitement
during the “Children’s Hour”. Parlor games were also initiated by them - where
both mothers and their children were the participants.
Mrs. Delia Dauz, Federated NGO President, conducted a NutriPak Demo – this is a
cooking demonstration on the preparation of less-expensive and nutritious foods,
where rice, crushed mongo and ground dilis are the main ingredients.
Being adjudged as the Provincial and Regional Winner of the Most Child-Friendly
Municipality, this celebration is indeed significant for Tagudinians.
Garitan project turns 3
Members of the Garitan Group of Bayanihan Savings Replication Project (GG-BSRP)
celebrated its 3rd anniversary with the theme “Agtalinaed a Sipupudno, Agserbi
para ti Panagrang-ay”, October 19, 2006.
Mayor Jun, together with SBM Elisa Bunoan, SBM Onofre Bayuga and District
Councilor Jose Lodia, Jr. graced this occasion.
In response to the group’s resolution for financial assistance, Mayor Jun
awarded a cheque amounting to forty thousand pesos (PhP 40,000.00) for its
continuing livelihood development.
Officers for the incoming year 2007 were also inducted by Mayor Jun.
All members received their patronage and dividends – a testimony that indeed
GG-BSRP is successful and progressive in its operations.
To GG-BSRP, Congratulations!
NAPOLCOM sets anti-drug abuse, crime symposium
The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) in coordination with the LGU of
Tagudin, DepEd and CHED conducted a seminar/workshop on Drug Abuse and Crime
Prevention participated by about 300 teachers, student leaders, Barangay
Captains, Kagawad Chair on Peace and Order and Chief Tanods of the town’s 43
barangays, October 18, 2006 at the Municipal Auditorium.
Resource Speakers were NAPOLCOM Regional Director Marte Palomar, Asst. Regional
Director Editha Puddoc, Atty. Benigno Dizon, Prov’l. Officer for Eastern
Pangasinan, P/SUPT. Jane Aunzo, Regional Director, PDEA I, Ms. Myrna DP Medina,
Director III, Crime Prevention and Coordination Service, Dir. Rodolfo Viloria,
DILG Prov’l. Director for Ilocos Sur, Dir. Angelito Ravanera, Asst. Staff
Service Chief, Crime Prevention and Coordination Service and PO2 Maricris L.
Acosta of PNP Tagudin.
This whole day seminar/workshop had the following topics:
1. Crime Prevention and Understanding of the Criminal Justice System
2. Drug Abuse and Penalties under RA 9165 or the “The Comprehensive Dangerous
Drug Act of 2002”
3. RA 8049 or “The Anti-Hazing Law”
4. RA 7877 or “The Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995”
5. The School/Barangay in Crime Prevention and Organization of the Barangay/Student
Crime Prevention Communities
6. The Role of the BPOC in Barangay Crime Prevention Strategy
7. RA 9344 or “The Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act”
8. RA 9262 or “The Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act of 2004”
9. Action Planning on Programs/ProjectsActivities Relative to Barangay/Student
Crime Prevention Committee
In his message, Mayor Jun expressed his support to this endeavor, PEACE and
ORDER and YOUTH and SPORTS, being two among his 12 Flagship Programs.
Sec. Yap meets Ilocos Sur officials
Commencement of the Full Blast Operation of the PGMA-MFPP with Sec. Arthur C.
Yap, Director General of the Presidential Management Staff (PMS) and Development
Champion for North Luzon Agribusiness Quadrangle, as Guest of Honor.
Officials, employees armed with brooms
As part of one of the 12 Flagship Programs of Mayor Jun on Environmental
Awareness, every Friday from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. has been designated as LGU
Officials and Employees' Clean-up Day.
Last October 13, 2006, the LGU family joined efforts in cleaning the Municipal
Hall, the Town Plaza, the Public Market and all main streets around the
Municipal Hall. Ornamental plants were also brought by each official and
This is a step in making Tagudin the "Cleanest and Greenest Municipality" in the
TNHS holds Intrams 2006
The Opening Ceremonies for Tagudin National High School’s Intramurals for the
School Year 2006-2007 was marked by the Coronation of Mr. and Miss Intramurals
by SPM Jose V. Bunoan, Jr. and Mayor Jun last October 4, 2006 at the school’s
This opening was likewise highlighted by the raising of the year level banners.
Lighting of Urn, Oath of Amateurism and the Ceremonial Tossing of the Ball by
SPM Bunoan, Mayor Jun, Mrs. Rosita Pascua and other guests.
Both SPM Bunoan and Mayor Jun delivered inspirational messages on this year’s
theme : “Unity in Sports”.
The Intramurals was held on October 4-6, 2006, where Games & Competitions were
done on the second day and the Cheering Competition and Championship Games on
the last day.
Tagudin officials, employees celebrate Family Day
LGU Officials and employees celebrated its “Family Day” on September 29, 2006.
This celebration consists of two parts – the first part, a “Salo-Salo”, where
everybody shared a sumptuous lunch after the recognition and gift-giving of
birthday celebrants from April to September, and the second part is the “Tree
Planting” activity at the Tagudin Controlled Dumpsite.
DSWD conducts confab for day care workers
A 2-day seminar-workshop on the Revised Daycare Workers Manual was conducted at
the People's Center of the Rural Health Unit, September 28-29, 2006.
Mrs. Annielyn Ferrer, Social Welfare Officer III of DSWD, Field Office I, in San
Fernando City, La Union, conducted this seminar to all the 21 Daycare Workers of
the municipality. This was made through the coordination of the LGU through the
Office of the MSWD and DSWD Field Office I.
Lidlidda visits Tagudin
Municipal and barangay officials including employees, Councilmen for Environment
and NGO presidents of the Municipality of Lidlidda, Ilocos Sur visited Tagudin
for their "Lakbay Aral", specifically on Solid Waste Management on September 26,
They were welcomed with warmth at the Municipal Hall by Mayor Jun, municipal
officials and employees.
After a short welcome program, the group visited the Tagudin Controlled Dumpsite
in Cabulanglangan for an orientation and ocular inspection.
According to the visitors, they have chosen Tagudin for their "Lakbay Aral"
(Educational Tour) to enhance their knowledge on the proper implementation of RA
9003 or the Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
Tagudin has been noted for the effective implementation of RA 9003. Because of
this, It is expected that more of its counterparts will be visiting the town for
Tagudinians clean coastlines
More than 3,000 Tagudinians joined efforts for the cleaning of the 11 coastal
barangays' South China Sea beaches last September 23, 2006 as part of the
celebration of the 106th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary and of the
International Coastal Clean-up.
Municipal and barangay officials, including employees, educational institutions,
National Line Agencies and volunteer constituents were distributed along the
shorelines of Barangays Tarangotong, Pacac, Sawat, Bimmanga, Dardarat, Farola,
Libtong, Pudoc West, Borono, Tampugo and Becques. The officials and tanods of
non-coastal barangays also joined for another environmental activity – the
collection of boulders at the Amburayan tributaries/riverbeds to be used for the
construction of the leachate pan of the Tagudin Controlled Dumpsite and the
clean-up of the said area.
These activities support the 12 Flagship Programs of the Mayor on Environmental
Awareness, Values Formation and Health.
ISPSC holds Intrams '06
2006. Opening of ISPSC's Intrams for this year 2006 highlighted by the Search
for Miss and Mr. Intramurals. Ms. Jocelyn Lamadrid delivered Mayor Jun's
SAS Day 2006 celebrated
Together with the commemoration of the birthday of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary,
Saint Augustine’s School celebrated “SAS Day” last September 8, 2006.
This whole day affair was highlighted by three parts: a Eucharistic Celebration
started the day’s events, held at the St. Augustine’s Church followed by a field
demo/presentation entitled "Duyan Ng Ating Kasaysayan" at the school grounds,
where all pupils and students displayed their talents and skills in dancing,
singing, cheering, recitals, etc., following a storyline tracing the history of
our heritage, and in the afternoon, high school students joined in a variety of
games and sports.
This year’s theme is “Pursuing New Horizons Along Reclaiming the Filipino
TNHS marks 6th Foundation
Tagudin National High School (TNHS) celebrated its 6th Foundation Day and Buwan
ng Wika, August 25, 2006,with the theme : "Ang Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa ay Buwan
ng mga Wika sa Pilipinas".
This celebration was highlighted with traditional Filipino songs, dances,
oration, declamation and a skit/role play ("dula-dulaan") depicting the life of
our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.
Mayor Jun was their Crowning Guest and Speaker. He was represented by Ms.
Jocelyn Lamadrid who received the Plaque of Recognition given by TNHS for the
unselfish support he has extended in promoting the vision and mission of TNHS
through the various projects conducted to the school. This Plaque was signed by
Mrs. Rosita Pascua, Principal II and DepEd Schools Division Superintendent,
Rogelio D. Galat, Ed.D, CESO V.
Cabugbugan bags Lupon Tagapamayapa Award
Barangay Cabugbugan, for the second time, bagged the Provincial Search for the
Most Outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa Award for this year 2006. Same award was
received by said barangay last year.
This Award was for their exemplary performance in securing the objective of the
Katarungang Pambarangay resulting in the amicable settlement of all disputes
brought to its authority for the period July 2005 to June 2006 and contributing
significantly to the maintenance of peace and order in the barangay.
The Awarding Ceremonies was held at the Provincial Capitol, Vigan City, Ilocos
Sur last September 4, 2006. Provincial Director Rodolfo A. Viloria awarded
Cabugbugan’s Lupon members headed by Brgy. Capt. Avelino C. Bunoan.
Cabugbugan Lupong Tagapayapa is the official Provincial Entry to the regional
search for Lupon Tagapamayapa for 1st – 3rd Class Municipal Category for this
Alay Lakad 2006
The entire Tagudinian community joined efforts in this year's "Alay Lakad" -
this time with a different concept and objective. Dubbed as "Bawat Bato Alay sa
Kalikasan", all participants - LGU Officials and employees led by Mayor Jun,
NGO's, Public and Private Schools, Officials of the 43 Barangays and volunteer
constituents, gathered at the Bio Barangay Hall as early as 6:00 a.m..
After a short opening program, said participants proceeded to the Amburayan
Riverbank to pick stones/boulders. These would be used for the construction of
the Leachate Pond at the Tagudin Controlled Dumpsite in Cabulanglangan.
Dumptrucks transported these stones from Bio to Cabulanglangan.
Tagudinian Farmers attend confab
The Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP)
of PHILRICE in coordination with the Local Government Unit of Tagudin, Ilocos
Sur conducted an intensive two-day training/workshop on Integrated Pest
Management on Rice- Vegetable Cropping System for farmers and technicians on new
technologies in onion and vegetable production. This training was conducted last
August 29-30, 2006 which was held at the Minicipal Hall of Tagudin. Several
technologies had been developed by this program and these technologies have been
tested and implemented by several farmers in Nueva Ecija, and the Ilocos Region
engaged in onion and vegetable production.
This program aims to: increase production,reduce production costs, increase net
profit, minimize environmental and health hazard, and uplift the well-being of
The topics discussed were:
1.) Weeds and their management
2.) insect pests of onion and their management
3.) factors causing diseases in plants
4.) diseases of onion and management
5.) harvesting and storage
6.) insect pests of eggplant and other vegetables and their management, 7.)
bacterial wilt diseases of eggplant/tomato and their management
8.) proper handling of pesticides
9.) uses and mass production of Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizae (VAM),and 10.)
Uses and mass production of Trichoderma sp.
There were 65 farmers and 9 employees from the Municipal Agriculture Office who
participated and graduated in this training.
Ilocos Sur Hotline turns 7
Gov. Chavit and Vice-Gov. DV hosted the 7th Anniversary Program of the Ilocos
Sur Hotline at DWRS, Vigan City, August 26, 2006.
This anniversary was graced by the presence of different local officials from
Highlights of the program include : accomplishments reports of Hotline
Consultants, "Wish Ko Sa Hotline", "Sagutan Ka Lolo, Lola", Gift-Giving by the
Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office and a Grand Draw. Hotline
clients came to personally thank the Honorable Governor for his assistance.
To the Ilocos Sur Hotline ..... more power!
Tagudin joins "Green Human Chain"
On August 25, 2006 at exactly 10:00 in the morning, Tagudinians will be joining
in the nationwide simultaneous tree planting in line with the "Green Philippine
Highways Project - Green Human Chain" of the Department of Environment and
Chairpersons of Barangays located along the national highway - Becques, Tampugo,
Borono, Bitalag, Libtong, Dardarat, Bimmanga, Tallaoen, Dacutan, Las-ud, Jardin,
Quirino, Magsaysay, Rizal, Del Pilar, Lacong and Bio, together with Tagudin
public and private school heads, PNP-Tagudin and the Local Government Unit Heads
of Offices held a meeting with Mayor Jun and CENRO Officer Benjamin Abucay for
this purpose. "Banaba" trees will be planted along the stretch of the national
highway, from Bio to Becques.
NTA meets tobacco farmers
Mrs. Jacinta Ambatali of the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) conducted a
meeting with Tagudinian tobacco farmers, August 17, 2006 at the Municipal Hall.
The NTA disseminated its programs and projects, loan assistance programs and
procedures and the organization of tobacco farmers association.
Mayor Jun also attended said meeting and sincerely expressed his support for the
Red Cross briefs BNS, BHW and Brgy Officials
Representatives from the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC), Mrs. Lucina
Rabbon (Nurse) and Mr. Richard Bilgera (Chapter Service Representative, Disaster
Management and Safety Service) gave a briefing for all Barangay Councilman for
the Committee on Health, Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) and Barangay Nutrition
Scholars on August 17, 2006 at the Municipal Hall.
This 3-hour briefing discussed the following topics:
1. History and Principles of the PNRC;
2. History and Services of the PNRC;
3. PNRC Vision, Mission, Goals and Core Values; and
4. Roles and Responsibilities of Volunteers.
Mayor Jun, SBM Rodrigo Lorena, SBM Bernardo Tovera, Jr., SB Committee on Health
Chairperson SBM Jose Ramos, Jr. and ABC President Alicia Lorena also attended
Mun'l Coop Dev't Council formed
Provincial Cooperative Development Specialist, Ms. Teresita Bunoan of the
Cooperative Development Authority, met with Mayor Jun, SBM Jose Ramos, Jr. and
the representatives of the 9 primary cooperatives in Tagudin, August 17, 2006
for the organization of the Municipal Cooperative Development Council or MCDC.
The officers are:
Chairman : Hon. Roque S. Verzosa, Jr.
Vice-Chairman : SBM Jose Ramos, Jr.
1. Tagudin Multi-Purpose Cooperative
2. Ilocos Sur Hybrid Rice and Seed Producers Development Cooperative
3. Ranget Multi-Purpose Cooperative
4. LUGARBA Multi-Purpose Cooperative
5. Tagudin Women's Cooperative
6. San Miguel Multi-Purpose Cooperative
7. Tagudin Farmer's Marketing Cooperative
8. Senior Citizens Drugstore Cooperative
9. 7th Day Adventist Multi-Purpose Cooperative
10. Tagudin National High School Cooperative
11. Mr. Florante Lacasandile, Acting Municipal Agriculturist
12. Mr. Gerardo Bautista, Municipal Agrarian Reform Office
Three Committees were also formed:
1. Plans and Programs Committee chaired by Mrs. Rosita Pascua
2. Finance Committee chaired by Dr. Alejandrino Villanueva; and
3. Education and Training Committee chaired by Mr. Florentino Lorenzana.
Supplemental Feeding Culminating Program held
The Culminating Activity for the 6-months Supplemental Feeding Program sponsored
by Philip Morris, Kalahi ng Kabisig, MeadJohnson and DSWD, Field Office I, San
Fernando City, La Union and LGU-Tagudin through the Office of the Municipal
Social Welfare and Development, headed by Miss Corazon Villanueva, was held
August 15, 2006, at the Dardarat Day Care Center, with the theme "Health is
Thirty malnourished children benefitted from the said program with the following
Before the Supplemental Feeding Program:
Malnourished - Below Normal, Low - 21
Malnourished - Below Normal, Very Low - 9
After the Supplemental Feeding Program:
Normal - 12
Malnourished - Below Normal, Low - 14
Malnourished - Below Normal, Very Low - 4
For the 4 children who remained malnourished-below normal, very low, Mayor Jun
gave them a recommendation to undergo a check-up with Dr. Nora Ellorin and Dr.
This Culminating Program for the Supplemental Feeding Project is only for the
6-month period sponsored by the above-mentioned entities. However, that which is
sponsored by the LGU will still be maintained.
Also present during the program were: Brgy. Captain Rolando Lardizabal, Mother's
Class Mentors - Mr. Reginald Millano (Municipal Nutrition Action Officer), Ms.
Esperanza Labador (Midwife II, RHU) and Mr. Danilo Lascota (Agricultural
Technologist of the Mun. Agri. Office), Ms. Milagros Somera, Day Care Worker,
Barangay Nutrition Scholars and parents of the children.
Tagudin consumers attend empowerment confab
The National Consumer Affairs Council (NCAC) in coordination with the Department
of Trade and Industry and the LGU of Tagudin held a one-day Consumer Empowerment
Seminar for Tagudinian consumers particularly responsible leaders of NGO's,
cooperatives, local student body organizations, August 10, 2006 at the Municipal
Speakers for this seminar include : Regional Director Florante Leal of the
Department of Trade and Industry, Region I, Lourdes Casas-Quezon, Chaiperson of
NCAC, National Consumer Affairs Office, Atty. Cherrie Grace Bareng, Executive
Director-NCAC, Atty. Zenaida S. Reyes, President of the Consumer Federated Group
of the Philippines and NCAC member, Mr. Edwin P. Santiago, President GAP and
NCAC member, Professor Raul E. Segovia, President of CACP and NCAC member, Ms.
Juliet Malong, Head of CWD, DTI Region I, Mr. Federico G. Domingo, Jr., Senior
Science Research Specialist of the Department of Energy and Ms. Nemelita G.
Sungcaya, Division Chief, Department of Agriculture - Agri-Business Marketing
Topics discussed during the said seminar were as follows:
1. Overview of the Consumer Act/Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
2. An Overview of the Current Consumer Problems in Region I
3. Remedies in Case of Deceptive, Unfair, Unconscionable Sales Act Practices,
Fraudulent Advertisement and Sales Warranties
4.Redress of Consumer Complaints and Grievances
5. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
6. Managing Fuel and Electricity Bills
7. Department of Agriculture Programs for Consumers' Safety (meat, Fruits and
8. Access to Affordable Medicines
9. Organizing Consumer Groups
An open forum was held after each of the above topics have been discussed where
the participants actively participated.
Tagudin, finalist in the search for Most Child-Friendly
Tagudin, together with Pinili, Ilocos Norte qualified as finalists in the 2006
Regional Search for the Most Child-Friendly Municipality in Ilocos Sur.
A team of validators from the Regional Offices in San fernando City, La Union
came to this town, August 10, 2006 for actual verification: Ms. Ma. Bernadette
C. Basbas and Ms. Anniely J. Ferrer of DSWD, Ms. Melita A. Castillo of the
Department of Health, Ms. Victoria N. Manez of the National Nutrition Council,
Ms. Jean E. Cortez of the Commission on Human Rights, Ms. Lily Ann O. Colisao of
the DILG and Ms. Lucila D. Torio of NEDA.
Said team also met with Mayor Jun (Chairman of the Municipal Council for the
Protection of Children) and the members of the Council: SBM Elisa Bunoan,
Municipal Social welfare Development Officer Miss Corazon Villanueva, MLGO Mr.
Manuel Dumagpi, Mun. Budget Officer Febie Carpio, OIC-MPDC Mr. Leopoldo
Lacasandile, DepEd Representative Mr. Henry Limon, Brgy. Capt. Eugene Fernandez
PTCA President-High School, MHO Representative Ms. wenchita Manzano, President
of the Day Care Workers Association Ms. Milagros Somera, PTCA
President-Elementary Mr. Jun Briones, ISPSC SSC President Mr. Crusaldo Agas,
Federated NGO President Ms. Delia Dauz and PNP Representative PO2 Ressureccion
Padiwan, to discuss all relevant issues and concerns prior to their visition to
the randomly selected barangays for data validation. Las-ud was the highly
recommended barangay for visitation. Other barangays visited include Borono,
Dardarat, Lacong and San Miguel.
Results will be known by October 2006.
LIC undergoes Training
A Crash Training and Orientation of Local Investigation Committee (LIC) was held
on July 28, 2006 at Filmag, Dardarat. Said training was conducted by Atty.
Madonna Pua-Pascual of the Civil Service Commission, Regional Office I.
The LIC of the municipality is chaired by Municipal Assessor Severino Villamar,
with members: Ms. Feliza Girlie Manzano, Ms. Alma Domingo, Mrs. Jennifer Agtarap
and Mr. Charlemagne Acosta
Mayor Verzosa attends DENR Green Army launch
The Green Army Green Philippines Highway Project was launched last July 27, 2006
at the Urdaneta Gymanasium, Urdaneta City with Secretary Angelo Reyes of the
Department of Environment and Natural Resources, as the Guest of Honor and
This greening of the whole stretch of the PAN-Philippine Highway Green Chain
Project has been adopted as one of the DENR's banner programs this year.
Mayor Jun Verzosa together with other Local Chief Executives with jurisdiction
over the National Highway, Non-Government Organizations and People's
Organizations attended the said launching.
Mayor Jun hits golden milestone
The entire Tagudinian family gathered together at the Municipal Auditorium on
July 25, 2006 to be part of the 50th Birthday Celebration of the One and Only
Father of ASAP Tagudin, Mayor Jun Verzosa.
People from all walk of life including professionals and famous dignitaries came
to witness likewise extend their profound greetings to our beloved Mayor.
Various activities added more color and significance to the occasion. These are
1. Awarding of Head Buck to the District 1 Goat Raisers Association
2. Awarding of Lambaklad to the Northern Libtong Fishermen Association
3. Awarding of Tilapia Fingerlings for Rice Fish Culture
4. Goat Dispersal Program
5. Awarding of Incentives for Mr. Antonio Villanueva
6. Distribution of Assorted Vegetable Seeds
7. Awarding of HOTLINE
8. Awarding of Original Certificate of Land Titles
9. Distribution of Cane and Honorarium to Senior Citizens Federated Officers
10. Awarding of Certificates and Trophies to PNP
Mayor Jun is indeed a great blessing to Tagudin, for he not only serves as a
leader and a town's head but he is a defender, provider, adviser and most of
all, a father who always thinks of ways and means to uplift the standard of
living of Tagudinians that would eventually cause for the improvement and
success of Tagudin.
Mhacky and Sweet Tart, two of the best stand up comedians from Klownz and the
Library in Manila hosted the said affair.
Seized hot meat torched
More or less 25.5kg of hot meat was confiscated from Freddie dela Cruz of Brgy.
In the morning of July 24, 2006, while Mr. dela Cruz was unloading his meat at
his stall, Meat Inspector Melou Linda noticed that said meat was of different
color. Mr. Linda instructed Mr. dela Cruz not to sell said meat and be subjected
to inspection which he willingly obliged.
A team composed of Dr. Aly John Lopez, Sanitary Inspector Nestor Guevarra, Meat
Inspector Melou Linda, Municipal Veterinarian Dr. Jade Lacasandile and COP
Benjamin Ariola inspected the meat. When found out that it was really a hot
meat, it was brought to the PNP station for disposition and was later burned at
Red Cross conducts relief operations in Tagudin
Typhoon Florita hit many provinces of Luzon for more than a week and left people
homeless, damaged millions of properties and even claimed lives.
In Tagudin, most roads were underwater, making it impassable for some time and
agricultural crops were left sunken. Six barangays across the Amburayan River
were trapped due to the overflowing of the waterway.
Last July 19, 2006, 100 families benefited from the relief operations conducted
by the Philippine National Red Cross, Ilocos Sur Chapter in coordination the LGU
through the Office of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development. Each of the
said families received a bag full of rice, noodles and canned goods. Barangays
covered by these relief operations include: Sawat and Pacac (30 families),
Lantag (15 families) and Baritao (25 families).
Tagudin Celebrates Nutrition Month
July is dubbed as the "Month of Nutrion". This year's theme is: "Kumain ng Right
Para Maging Batang Bright".
The Local Government Unit of Tagudin celebrated this annual event with various
contests - Cooking, Oration, Draw and Tell, Poster/Slogan Making and a Nutriquiz
through its Municipal Nutrition Council and Municipal Nutrition Action Officer,
Mr. Reginald Millano. Participants came from the various Public Elementary
Schools, Tagudin National High School (TNHS), Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State
College (ISPSC), Day Care Centers and Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS). Winners
and their coaches were awarded cash prizes and certificates during the
culminating program held at the Municipal Auditorium last July 20, 2006. They
are as follows:
1st - TNHS (Fruit and Vegetable Patties)
2nd - TNHS (Cabbage Pineapple Salad)
3rd - ISPSC (Chicken and Vegetable Strips)
1st - Jan Andre Pertible - ISPSC (BEED 1)
C. Draw and Tell
1st - Geraldine Gorospe (Pudoc West)
2nd - Liezel Lobendino (Ambalayat)
3rd - Jaymart Rodriguez (Bio)
D. Poster Slogan
1st - Moises Distor
2nd - Jonas Bello
3rd - Raymond Lorenzana
e1. Barangay Nutrition Scholar - Mrs. Lydia Mamon
e2. Grades V and VI - Glenda Mae Manzano
e3. Day Care Pupil - Rycel Robert Lucero
The winners were awarded by Vice Mayor Peter Manzano.
ASAP Scholars get monthly allowance
Mayor Jun and Municipal Social Welfare Development Officer Corazon Villanueva
awarded the ten (10) ASAP Scholars/grantees their monthly allowance, July 5,
2006 at his Office. These said scholars are freshmen students at Tagudin
National High School. They are:
1. Rochelle L. Villapaña - Malacañang
2. Melanie N. Leal - Garitan
3. Charry M. Laycano - Salvacion
4. Jenalyn A Lanuza - Taranogotong
5. Ma. Elaine L. Laberinto - Sawat
6. Maria Rachel S. Fajardo - Cabugbugan
7. Blobel G. Fajardo - Cabugbugan
8. Peejay M. Lacasandile - Baritao
9. Hener S. Andaya - Pudoc East
10. Benjie Florence Q. Bucol - Ag-aguman
This scholarship program dubbed as "Arapaapko, Sagutmo, Adal Pumayso (ASAP)" is
one among the 12 Flagship Programs of the present administration, specifically
on "EDUAKSYON PARA ITI AMIN".
Arapaapko, Sagutmo, Adal Pumayso (ASAP) is a scholarship Program catering to the
needs of INDIGENT and DESERVING Tagudinians in the HIGH SCHOOL and soon in the
COLLEGIATE level, by supporting their tuition fee, school supplies and daily
allowance. ASAP Drop Cans have been placed in business establishments, offices
and schools where donations by kind-hearted constituents are placed. Collections
are made by the Project Working Committee every month, where the proceeds are
used in support for this project, attesting that Tagudin indeed is a
For donations for this cause, please contact the Local Government Unit of
Tagudin, Ilocos Sur at (077) 652-1740 or email us for details at email@example.com
or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tagudin joins nationwide "Read-A-Thon" Project
Tagudin joins in the nationwide simultaneous launching of the "Read-A-Thon"
Project - a move to encourage children to utilize their time in enhancing their
reading skills, while at this same moment, Presidential daughter Luli reads a
story to 100 children in Malacañang.
In behalf of the town's head, Administrative Officer Joyce, read a story - "King
Midas and the Golden Touch" to the grade 3 pupils of Las-ud Elementary School.
LGU buys hybrid rice seeds for Florita farmer victims
The Local Government Unit of Tagudin through its Municipal Agriculture Office
(MAO) allocated PhP 26,000.00 from the Municipal Calamity Fund. This amount was
used in the purchase of Hybrid Rice Seeds - Mestizo 3, to be distributed for
free to rice farmers whose crops have been destroyed by typhoon Florita.
Said seeds were inspected last July 17, 2006 by the Municipal Agriculture Office
personnel headed by Acting Municipal Agriculturist Mr. Florante Lacasandile and
witnessed by the Mr. Romualdo Lacasandile (Mayor Jun's Private Secretary) and
the other MAO employees and staff.
MDCC gets ready for Typhoon Florita
The Municipal Disaster Coordinating Council(MDCC) of the town chaired by Mayor
Jun, dispatched 5 municipal dumptrucks to monitor the situation in the locality
during Typhoon Florita. Also, municipal vehicles were made available to all
constituents for transportation.
Members of the said Council were all busy in monitoring the situation, receiving
and responding to all sorts of problems. There was also information
dissemination through Radyo Natin Tagudin.
Entreps attend GMP Seminar
The LGU in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Ilocos
Sur, conducted a seminar on Good Manufacturing Practices for Entrepreneurs of
Tagudin, Sta. Lucia and Del Pilar last July 11, 2006 at Filmag, Tagudin, Ilocos
This seminar aims to create an understanding of the requirements of insuring the
safety and wholesomeness of food during handling and processing, to provide the
participants with the knowledge on how to inspect for compliance with
requirements for safe food handling and to enhance the competitiveness of each
town's One Town One Product or OTOP.
Topics discussed by Resource Speaker Mr. Menandro "Nanding" Ortego of the
Philippine Trade Training Center include : Current Good Manufacturing Processes,
Sanitation and Standard Operating Procedures, Hazard Analysis and Critical
Control Points and other issues raised by the participants.
During the Evaluation and Closing Ceremony, Mayor Jun, DTI Provincial Director
Grace R. Lapastora and SBM Jose Lodia, Jr. were present. Together with Sir "Nanding",
they also awarded the Certificates of Completion to all participants.
LGU, Guardians, Conducts Blood Letting
Guardians Centre Foundation, Inc. (GCFI), Ilocos Sur Unified Chapter, an
accredited NGO by the Securities and Exchange Commission conducted its 7th
Voluntary Blood Donation Program with the theme : "Alay Sa Aking Pagmamalasakit
sa Kapwa Tagudinian (ASAP)", June 30, 2006 at the Municipal Auditorium.
Said project is a Socio-Economic Program of Mayor Jun in cooperation with the
Ilocos Regional and Training Medical Center (ITMRC), Public Health Services of
the Southern Ilocos Sur District Hospital, Federated Barangay Health Workers (BHW)
and the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA).
A total of 19 bags or 9,500cc of blood was collected from 19 volunteers/donors
who had been examined and screened prior to the donation.
Since the start of this program in 2004, it had already assisted 33 Tagudinians
by providing a total of 89 bags of blood or 44,500 cc.
Also, during the said activity, a Certificate of Appreciation was awarded by
GCFI to Mayor Jun through Mrs. Jocelyn Lamadrid.
CIS holds Monthly Meeting in Bucao
The monthly meeting of the Citizen's Involvement and Services (CIS, Ilocos Sur
Chapter was held last June 23, 2006 at Mayor Jun's Residence in Bucao East,
Tagudin, being the town host.
Thirty-four (34) Municipal and City Chairpersons from the all municipalities and
cities of Ilocos Sur came to attend this meeting presided by the Mayor himself
being the President of the Provincial CIS.
The agenda for this meeting were:
1. Information dissemination to all members on all Provincial livelihood
2. Responsibility of Chairpersons to disseminate said information to all
municipal/city members; and
3. Renewal of ID's for all members including Barangay Coordinators.
Tagudinian gets award for Outstanding Rice Farmer
Tagudinian National Gawad Saka Awardee for Integrated Rice Farming System - Rice
Base Category (the highest award for Integrated Rice Farming), Mr. Antonio L.
Villanueva, received his Plaque from Department of Agriculture Secretary Domingo
Panganiban at the Agriculture Central Office, Quezon City. With him are
Assistant Regional Director Rosario Segundina Gaerlan of the Bureau of Fisheries
and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Mayor Jun Verzosa, Mr. Romualdo Gapasin, Sr.
(Private Secretary), Municipal Agriculturist Mr. Florante Lacasandile,
Agricultural Technologist Danilo Lascota and Engr. Antonio S. Villanueva, Jr.
(son of Awardee).
Mayor Jun joins PGMA, dignitaries in Gov. Chavit's
The Mayor together with many thousand other well-wishers, attended the 65th
birthday of the Hon. Governor Luis "Chavit" Singson held at Baluarte, Vigan
City, Ilocos Sur on June 21, 2006.
This occasion was highlighted by the very presence of Her Excellency, President
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Other dignitaries who came to this event include
Malacañang Chief of Staff Mike Defensor, Police Director General Arturo C.
Lomibao, DPWH Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane, former Congressman Mark Jimenez,
Vice-Governor Deogracias Victor Savellano, Congressman Eric Singson (2nd Ilocos
Sur District), Ilocos Sur Board Members, Mayors, Vice-Mayors, Municipal
Councilors, and Barangay Officials. Cesar Montano was the celebrity guest of the
National and local media groups came to cover this big gathering.
To the Honorable Governor Luis "Chavit" Singson, Happy, healthy Birthday, from
the constituents of the Municipality of Tagudin.
Sec. Ebdane and Mayor Jun at the town's hall.
June 21, 2006. DPWH Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane, together with Mayor Jun visits
DPWH, 2nd Engineering District Office in Candon City, Ilocos Sur, enroute to
Vigan City to attend Governor Singson's birthday.
June 21, 2006. Regional DA Dir. Nestor Domenden awards the LAMBAKLAD PROJECT to
Mayor Jun, Municipal Agriculture Office Personnel Mr. Florante Lacasandile, Mr.
Edgar Labiano, Ms. Josephine Lacasandile and the beneficiary, Libtong Fishermen
Association headed by its President Mr. Danilo Reyes.
Tagudin is "Child-Friendly" municipality
The municipality of Tagudin has been accredited by the Provincial Technical
Working Group (PTWG) for the 2006 Presidential Awards for the Child-Friendly
Municipality for taking the cudgels for the said Search, being the only town in
Ilocos Sur to throw its hat for this prestigious award-giving project under the
4th-6th class municipalities category. The basis of this evaluation was last
year, where Tagudin was still a 4th class municipality.
On May 29, 2006, an evaluation was conducted by the group led by the Provincial
Social welfare and Development Officer, Mr. Ferdinand R. Concepcion, wherein he
congratulated the Municipal Council for the Protection of children of Tagudin
for taking the challenge hurled by this contest and has also urged them to
continue with programs that ensure the continuous promotion of every child's
welfare. Barangays visited during the evaluation were Dardarat and Las-ud. As
the chairperson of the PTWG, Mr. Concepcion sought the support of the people of
these barangays particularly the officials to make way for the Regional Serach
wherein Tagudin is automatically qualified.
Accompanying the PSWDO were representatives from the DILG, Ms. Racquel Pilotin,
DepEd Division Office, Dr. Milagros Bongolan and from the Provincial Health
Office, Dr. Rosalinda Quisada, Public Health Program Coordinator of the Province
of Ilocos Sur and Mrs. Alfina Tolentino.
Tagudin coins Cong. Eric's bday
The LGU-Tagudin family joined the Hon. Congressman Eric D. Singson in
celebrating his birthday last June 15, 2006 at the Civic Center in Candon City.
Mr. Romualdo Gapasin, Sr., Private Secretary of Mayor Jun, together with SBM
Rodrigo Lorena, SBM Neopito Galang, SBM Jose Lodia, Jr., SBM Jose Ramos, Jr.,
ABC President Alicia Lorena and around 25 Barangay Captains of the town attended
this event. Mayor Jun personally greeted Cong. Eric on the eve of his birthday.
Five Tagudinian Scholars/Grantees of the Honorable Congressman were given their
Certificates of Scholarship during the said occasion. They are John Lee Gacusan,
Danilo Dela Cruz, Beverly Suni, Myla Lardizabal and Lorevie Joy Fajardo,
accompanied by Mr. Jovito Somera, representative of Mrs. Jocelyn Lamadrid,
Administrative Officer IV.
Gov't employees take leadership course
19 Heads of Offices and Close Rank Employees attended the 1st Transformational
Leadership and Supervisory Course (TLC) conducted in the region, from June
14-17, 2006 at Currimao Green Nipa Resort Corp. Mayor Jun also came to attend
the said seminar.
This is in partnership with the Civil Service Commission - where the
facilitators/trainors were: Prov'l. Dir. Hedy Jose "Jiggs" B. Lardizabal of
Ilocos Sur, Prov'l. Dir. John C. Rivera of Pangasinan and Asst. Regional Dir.
Bienvenida "Benny" L. Ragucos of the Regional Office, San Fernando City, La
The content of the TLC are as follows:
Module 1. Personal Effectiveness
a. Learning Situations in the Workplace
b. Character Building : A Way Towards Personal Effectiveness
Module 2. Supervision and Management
a. Basic Concepts on Supervision and Management
b. Supervisory Roles and Functions
c. The Transformational Supervisor
Module 3. Leadership
a. Basic Concepts on Leadership
b. Management Leadership
c. LGU Business Ethics : The Impact of the Organization on the Whole Community
d. Empowerment Initiatives
Mr. Manuel Dumagpi, MLGOO came to discuss the Delineation of Powers Between the
Executive and Legislative Branches on the last session day which was also
attended by SBM Onofre Bayuga, SBM Neopito Galang, SBM Rodrigo Lorena, SBM
Bernardo Tovera, Jr., SBM Jose Ramos, Jr. and ABC President Alicia Lorena.
Mobile Passporting Tea goes to Tagudin
The LGU in coordination with the Regional Offices of Department of Foreign
Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), in San Fernando
City, La Union conducted Mobile Passporting in Tagudin, the first Ilocos town to
be afforded with this kind service last May 27-28, 2006 at the Municipal Hall.
The DFA Regional Consular Office Team was composed of 25 Personnel headed by
Dir. Eriberto C. Castillo. The other members were:
1. Mr. Eduardo B. Manayao - Processor/Signing Officer
2. Mr. Virgilio A. Pacio - Processor/Signing Officer
3. Ms. Fides D. Sang-ollay - Collecting/Signing Officer
4. Ms. Maribel B. Borg - Processor/Signing Officer
5. Ms. Lina G. Catbagan - Asst. Collecting Officer
6. Mr. Michael John C. Angeles - Processor/Scriptor
7. Mr. Ulysses Q. Argueza - Processor/Scripter
8. Ms. Judelyn M. Cuaresma - Processor/Data Encoder
9. Mr. Zenon D. Malaga - Processor/Releasing Clerk
10. Mr. Manuel P. Marzan - Processor/Scripter
11. Ms. Jennifer A. Pimentel - LOL Verifier/Processor
12. Mr. Alberto Lopez - Processor
13. Mr. Arven M. Caluza - Processor
14. Ms. Romina M. Torio - Processor/Scriptor
15. Mr. Wilhem P. Frutas - Processor
16. Mr. Ramil G. Quibin - Photo Attachment Clerk
17. Ms. Jemelyn Valmonte - Office Assistant
18. Ms. Elizabeth Lopez - Office Assistant
19. Ms. Venus T. Valdez - Office Assistant
20. Ms. Arlene M. Munar - Office Assistant
21. Mr. Aloysius F. Chee - Security Escort
22. Mr. Servillo D. Quinit, Jr. - Security Escort
23. Mr. Abelardo D. Co, Jr.
24. Ms. Candelaria F. Espera
Ms. Lorella Agripa representated the DOLE.
Over a hundred Tagudinians and constituents from as far as Cabugao and San
Fernando City came to apply for their passports. 65 passports were released.
Tagudin revives freedom spirit
The observance of our Philippine Independence has once again brought unity and
togetherness among Tagudinians from all sectors. On June 12, 2006, the Local
Government Unit of Tagudin, under the able administration of Mayor Jun Verzosa,
joined in the National Independence Day celebration and initiated a short
program to give honor and pay homage to the noble deeds of our forefathers who
bravely fought for our freedom.
The LGU-Tagudin family, National Line Agencies, Non-Government Organizations,
Private Organizations and individual Tagudinians actively participated during
the program which was taken cared of by the PNP- Tagudin. A wreath-laying
ceremony and 21-gun salute revived the spirit of our cherished freedom.
Moreover, Mayor Jun stressed in his message that the true essence of
Independence is the freedom from hunger and poverty, peace of mind and the
freedom to participate for the betterment and improvement of our municipality.
Thus, he encouraged every Tagudinian to live with our battlecry "Agpiarkam
Siglatmo, Agkaykaysakam Panagrang-aymo Tagudin".
As part of the celebration, mahogany seedlings were distributed to the forty
three barangays by the staff of the Municipal Agriculture's Office.
FLS-IGM grads get goats
Goat production has always been an integral part of Philippine Agriculture,
playing the important role of an emergency cash provider, bringing in the
much-needed supplemental income and ensuring food security to the farm family.
Despite its slow production and its potential as substitute in the near future
to beef and carabeef, the Department of Agriculture, Regional Field Unit I
granted the Resolution made by the Sangguniang Bayan Members.
The purpose of the program is to ensure available supply of chevon and milk,
enable farmers to increase farm income.
The awarding of the Goat Dispersal Project was highlighted by a simple program
at the Municipal Hall and was witnessed by our beloved Mayor Jun, SBM Bernardo
Tovera, Jr., SBM Rodrigo Lorena, SBM Elisa Bunoan, SBM Neopito Galang, SBM Jose
Ramos, Jr., SBM Onofre Emerito Bayuga and the Municipal Agriculture Office
headed by Mr. Florante Lacasandile, Acting Municipal Agriculturist. The goat
dispersal was awarded to the graduates of the Farmers Livestock School on
Integrated Goat Management.
Ark Marine Services, Inc. Donates Firetruck
Through Tagudinian Marie Lacasandile-Villegas, General Manager Ark Marine
Services, Inc. in Japan, one (1) unit FIRETRUCK has been donated to the Local
Government Unit of Tagudin.
Last June 5, 2006, Mayor Jun, together with GSO-Designate Ms. Marina Balicoco
and Ms. Amy Collado, (translator of Niponggo to English), met with Mr. Tomiyuki
Suyama, President of Fuji Seisakusho & Ark Marine Service, Inc. & Mr. Kenichi
Sakai, President of the Rotary Club of Japan to discuss the progress/status of
The fire truck will be shipped from Japan, where the processing of the papers
needed for its shipment will be taken cared of by Ark Marine. The fire truck is
expected to arrive here in the country by December of this year.
To Ms. Marie Villegas, our heartfelt gratitude for your noble contribution to
Tagudin. You are truly a Tagudinian noteworthy of inspiring others.
HLURB conducts seminar
The Housing Land Use and Regulatory Board (HLURB) headed by Dir. Teresita V.
Galacgac conducted a 2-day seminar/workshop on Zoning Administration and
Subdivision at the LGU for Barangay Captains, members of the Local Zoning Board
Appeals and Adjustment and the Sangguniang Bayan.
The purpose of this seminar is to impart general knowledge and skills on the
1. Zoning Administration and Real Estate Management Programs;
2. Requirements and Procedures for Processing of Locational Clearance / Zoningt
Certificates, Development Permit and Alteration of Plans for Subdivision
Projects, to include Memorial Parks;
3. Monitoring of Projects and Determination of Appropriate Fines and Sanctions;
4. Hearing and Resolution of Complaints / Cases / Oppositions.
A Forum was also conducted for the sharing of experiences, problems and issues
on zoning and subdivision regulations and how to address them. Likewise, a
Project Inspection - Tagudin Everlasting Memorial Park, was also part of the
Dir. Galacgac herself gave the overview on the General Introduction of the
Devolution Programs, Zoning Administration and other related mandates of the
HLURB. The other Speakers were : Engr. Roderico M. Beltran, Engr. Sherwin C.
Patanao, Archt.Jenny D. Cariño, Atty. Glebens R. Estimada, Atty. Pher Gedd De
Vera and Ms. Jo Anne D. Labsan.
Said seminar was conducted last May 31 to June 1, 2006.
ASAP Scholars get school supplies
Ten Scholars of the Arapaap ko, Sagut mo, Adal Pumayso (ASAP) were given school
supplies and one-month allowance by the LGU through the Office of the Municipal
Social Welfare and Development. Mayor Jun and MSWDOO Miss Corazon Villanueva
awarded said items to the scholars who are all incoming freshmen students at
Tagudin National High School.
This is another realization of one of the 12 Flagship Programs of Mayor Jun on
Education ("Edukasyon Para Iti Amin")
NIA slates In-Country Training Program
The National Irrigation Administration (NIA, Tagudin) and JICA sponsored an
In-Country Training Program on Water Sytems participated in by Tagudinian
Farmers, June 2, 2006 at the Conference Hall of the Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State
College Tagudin Campus. This is the 1st Batch of Echo Seminars conducted by said
agencies. The theme of this seminar is : "MAGKABALIKAT PARA SA KANAYUNAN AT
KABUHAYAN SAMAHAN NG MGA MAGPAPATUBIG".
Mayor Jun gave a message in support to this, as it is one among his 12 Flagship
Programs, specifically on Agricultural Diversification.
Speakers came from the Regional, Provincial and Municipal Irrigation Offices.
Dardarat wins 1st SK Summer cagers season
In the recently concluded 1st Summer Basketball League 2006 sponsored by the
able Town's Head Mayor Jun, Hon. Julie Ann Figuracion, SK Federated Vice
President and Hon. Meljohn I. Verzosa, Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member, Dardarat
team brought home the bacon last May 26, 2006- champion among seven clusters.
Encouraging Sports like basketball in the municipality is one of the 12 Flagship
Programs of Mayor Jun, and is being supported by all sectors especially the
Sangguniang Kabataan. Engaging into such sports would eventually develop
sportsmanship, teamwork and discipline in the young minds of Tagudinians.
The Results of the League is as follows:
Champion - Dardarat
1st Runner-up - Bio
2nd Runner-up - Del Pilar
3rd Runner-up - Lubnac
Meat Handlers attend seminar
LGU-Tagudin, through the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist and in
coordination with the NMIS Regional Office, conducted a Meat Handlers' Seminar
last May 18, 2006 at the Municipal Hall. Attendees to this seminar include :
meat vendors, butchers and some representatives from the different departments
of the LGU. The purpose of this seminar is to give continuous education on
proper handling of meat and meat products to the meat handlers.
Part of the message imparted by Mayor Jun's Private Secretary, Mr. Romualdo
Gapasin, Sr., was the announcement that our Municipal Slaughterhouse had already
achieved an "AA" accreditation. He further stated that such achievement was the
first in the history of our municipality and the 3rd in the whole province of
Ilocos Sur, alongside the municipality of Sta. Maria and the City of Vigan. He
also thanked all people involved in the operation of the slaughterhouse
particularly the meat vendors and butchers for their utmost cooperation and
support to all the programs of the LGU. In behalf of Mayor Jun, Mr. Gapasin
expressed his gratitude to the NMIS for coming up with said accreditation and
for the conduct of such seminar.
The seminar proper started with Dr. Cherie Ann Teaño Javier on the Consumer Act,
Price Act and other related Consumer concerns. It was along this line that the
newly enacted ordinance on Meat Prices Regulation by the Sangguniang Bayan had
been introduced and discussed. Some questions were raised by the participants
particularly on the price of carabeef. There was also the suggestion of the NMIS
that a Meat Vendors Association be organized. This Association will then
represent them in dialogues and query sessions.
Other topis discussed were:
1. Relevance of Accreditation, Post-abattoir Inspection and Procedures for
Confiscation by Dr. Isagani Julius S. Rodrigo, Head, Accreditation Regulation
and Enforcement Division;
2. Overview of the Ante-Mortem and Post-Mortem Inspection and Reasons for
Condemnation by Dr. Lilia Juliana Payabyab - Head, Plant Operation Inspection
3. Laboratory Sampling by Dr. Rosario G. Renton - Head, Laboratoty Services
4. Considerations on the Pre-Slaughter Handling of Animals by Dr. Jorge M.
Bacani, Jr. Head, Meat Science and Technology Division;
5. Animal welfare Act (Humane Slaughtering) by Ms. Lucresia Agustin, Food Animal
Welfare Officer - NMIS Region I; and
6. Municipal Ordinance No. 001, Series of 2006 "PRESCRIBING MEAT INSPECTION
RULES AND REGULATIONS AT THE ASAP TAGUDIN MUNICIPAL ABATTOIR".
After said topics have been discussed, it was announced that the newly-enacted
ordinances on Meat Prices Regulation and Meat Inspection Rules and Regulations
at the ASAP Tagudin Municipal Abattoir shall be effective immediately.
Magsaysay wins billiards tourney
Fifty billiard enthusiasts gathered at the Municipal Auditorium last May 8, 2006
for the 1st Rotation Billiard Tournament. This said tournament is open for
The winners are:
CHAMPION - Jim Bustamante of Magsaysay
1st RUNNER-UP - Christopher Valdez of Pacac
Said Billiard had been sponsored by Mayor Jun, Vice-Mayor Peter and the members
of the Municipal Council.
Mr. Joseph Egmedio Manzano "Joey" M. Manzano is the Chairman of this Committee.
Tagudinians flock to Jobs Fair
A Jobs Fair was held as part of the 2nd Tikanlu Festival celebration last May,
7, 2006 at the Municipal Hall. This LGU project is in partnership with the
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Philippine Overseas Employment
Participating Companies include :
1. Active Works, Inc., San Fernando City, La Union
a. Ms. Dollie B. Marzo - Marketing Representative
b. Ms. Mary Grace Abella - Marketing Representative
2. Humania International, Inc., San Fernando City, La Union
a. Mr. Robert Guillermo - Officer-In-Charge
b. Mr. Arnel Taala - Staff
3.Mirof Resources, Inc., Manila
a. Mr. Lucky Malubay - Recruitment Specialist
4. Skyline International Placement
a. Ms. Portia Ilagan - Marketing Representative
b. Ms. Jane Gervacio - Recruitment Staff
Ms. Lorela Agripa and Ms. Delfina M. Cabading, representatives from the DOLE and
POEA respectively, graced the said affair.
Job vacancies for Domestic Helpers, Nurses, Medical Technologists, Radiologists,
Civil Engineers, Foreman, Electrical Engineers, Farmers, Family Drivers,
Encoders, Sales and Marketing Staff, Promodisers, Clerks, Information
Technologists, Systems Analysts, Business Analysts, Analyst Programmer,
Agricultural Workers, and Technicians have been open for applicants for possible
placement. More than a hundred applicants came for the Jobs Fair.
Mrs. Jocelyn Lamadrid chairs this Committee on Jobs Fair.
17 freshmen get scholarship
One of the 12 Flagship Programs of the present administration is on "Edukasyon
Para Iti Amin". The Arapaapko, Sagutmo, Adal Pumayso (ASAP), an ongoing program
of the LGU, is in realization to this program.
Less fortunate but deserving Tagudinians are screened in three stages:
Stage 1 : Academic Performance, where report cards served as the basis;
Stage 2 : Background Investigation (Economic Survey/Evaluation); and
Stage 3 : Written and Oral Examinations.
This program is initially available for incoming freshmen students to be
enrolled either at Tagudin National High School or at the Integrated High School
of Pudoc West. It will later be available for the College level.
Twenty three(23) applicants were screened, where 17 were qualified. However,
only 15 came for the written and oral examinations held at the Municipal Hall,
May 18, 2006. The background investigation was conducted by the Committee last
May 9-12, 2006.
Tagudinian OFW goes home
Another OFW in Lebanon, Adelina Ramos, was reaptriated to the country through
the intercession of Mayor Jun.
Adelina, in the hope of uplifting their standard of living and providing a
better future for her two kids, went abroad as a Domestic Helper. However, after
only 3 months, due to the maltreatment of her employer, she escaped and went to
the Philippine Embassy in Lebanon. She then called her family and informed them
of her plight.
Her mother, Mrs. Pacita Ramos, came to seek assistance from Mayor Jun, Special
Action Hotline Officer of the Ilocos Sur Hotline of the Office of Gov. Luis "Chavit"
Singson, who referred said case to the Migrant Workers Affairs Office of the DFA.
The DFA then referred Ms. Ramos' case to the Consulate in Lebanon.
Adelina Ramos was repatriated here in the country on May 5, 2006. Upon arrival
in Libtong, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, where she lives, she personally came to thank
Mayor Jun together with her mother, her aunt Asuncion Cuaresma and Ms. Esther
Del Rosario of Radyo Natin Tagudin.
Mayor Jun Helps Repatriate OFW
Zenaida Ramos, an OFW in Bahrain, was repatriated to the country last April 19,
2006 through the kind intercession of Mayor Jun, Special Action Hotline Officer
of the Ilocos Sur Hotline, Office of the Hon. Governor Luis "Chavit" Singson.
Ramos had been accused of whipping the child she is taking care of and for
spitting on the drink of the same. Because she did not admit the accusations,
her employer sent her to jail. When one of her inmates - a co-filipina, was
freed, she appealed to her to contact her relatives upon setting foot here in
the Philippines. She was sent to jail for a month before her repatriation.
Her husband, Jojo Ramos and uncle DZTP Announcer Jovy Tuzon of Candon, having
been informed of her plight, came to the Office of Mayor Jun to seek assistance.
Mayor Jun immediately wrote to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Migrant
Workers Affairs Office on April 10, 2006, who referred the said case to the
Consulate in Bahrain.
She was repatriated here in the Philippines, April 19, 2006 and came home to her
hometown, Tablac, Candon City, Ilocos Sur last April 21, 2006.
She came to the Office of Mayor Jun together with her husband and uncle on May
10, 2006, to personally thank Mayor Jun for his assistance.
Fiesta raffle winners get prizes
The draw for the raffle tickets for the 2nd Tikanlu Festival, Town Fiesta 2006,
was held after the awarding of the winners in the Inter-Barangay Basketball
Tournament, last May 9, 2006.
1st Prize - Jenny Aglibot - 6 cu. ft. Refrigerator
2nd Prize - Bentura's Art Studio - 14" Colored Television
3rd Prize - Ianne Aramis Leal - Washing Machine
4th Prize - Mariza Dolor - Mountain Bike
5th Prize - Rohanne Licudine - Two-Burner Gas Stove with Accessories
1. John Carlo Fernandez
2. Avelino Bunoan
3. Gregorio Lamadrid
4. Leilani Vee Cabañero
5. Jayvee Longoria
6. Girlie Manzano
7. Mary Grace Dalantan
8. SBM Jose Ramos, Jr.
9. Underground Tech., Inc.
10. Ralph Danrique Aquino
Mayor Jun, Mun. Treasurer Adelaida Corpuz and Ms. Estrella Manzano of the BIR
together with some basketball players drew the winners.
ETA gives TNHS school building
The Eastern Tagudinians Association donated a two-classroom school building to
Tagudin National High School through the Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce
and Industry, 2nd District, Ilocos Sur as part of its Classroom Galing Sa
Mamamayang Abroad (CGMA) Project.
This said building was formally turned over to TNHS by ETA through its
Vice-President, Mr. Mario Lardizabal. Witnessing said turnover are dignitaries
and officials - Hon. Danilo D. Cruz, Undersecretary of the Employment Cluster
CGMA Project, Mr. Jose Chua Hong, President of Federation of Filipino Chinese
Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the 2nd District of Ilocos Sur, Atty.
Guerrero N. Cirilo, Regional Director Department Of Labor and Employment
Regional Office 1, DOLE Region II Director Nathaniel Lacambra, Municipal
Officials headed by Mayor Jun, DepEd Officials, and Tagudinian Balikbayans.
Also, Emmanuel Batao-ey, an alumnus of TNHS, now an ETA scholar received $450
for his educational needs this coming 1st semester 2005.
May this noble endeavor serves as an inspiration to other Tagudinians around the
world - "Panagsubalit Ti Ingunguten Nga Ili A Naggappuan".
Balikbayans donate for Integrated High School
One of the 12 Flagship Programs of Mayor Jun is on EDUCATION - "Edukasyon Para
Iti Amin". The very reason for the construction of a Barangay High School in
Pudoc West. This is the 1st first year high school curriculum to be offered in a
In support to this Program and in response to this year's 2nd Tikanlu Festival
theme: "Panagsubalit Ti Ingunguten Nga Ili A Naggappuan", the following
Tagudinian Balikbayans through Ms. Vita Galvez-Paredes, gave their donations to
Mayor Jun during the Turnover Ceremony of the 2-classroom School Building
donated by the Eastern Tagudinians Association (ETA) to Tagudin National High
Dr. and Dr. Phillip and Emma Galvez Mangosing - $1,000
Ms. Vita Galvez-Paredes - $200
Ms. Maribel Castillo-Galvez - $200
To the above-mentioned balikbayans, mabuhay, more power ken agyaman kami unay
Horseback riding in Tagudin
April 20, 2006. Maiden horseback riding is available for the first time in town
to boost tourism.
Municipal Abattoir gets accreditation
The Department of Agriculture, National Meat Inspection Service issued a
Certificate of Accreditation to ASAP Tagudin Municipal Abattoir, located at
Barangay Las-ud, March 7, 2006 after having complied with the rules and
regulations on meat inspection pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 7 and
Executive Order 317. Said Accreditation is for the Slaughtering of Hogs and
Large Animals for Domestic Trade with Accredidation No. SH - 761 - "AA".
The municipality received the accreditation through Mr. Florante Lacasandile,
OIC-MAo and Meat Inspector Mr. Melou Linda.
This falls under the 12 Flagship Programs of Mayor Jun on Agriculture.
Janelle Velo is Miss Tagudin 2006
The Search for Miss Tagudin 2006 held its last canvassing , April 23, 2006 at
the Municipal Auditorium where LGU Candidate Janelle Sison Velo, the Local
Government Unit candidate, emerged as the winner.
Following is the result of the canvassing:
Miss Tagudin 2006 - Janelle Sison Velo(LGU) - PhP 509, 717.00
1st Princess - Joana Marie Zamora (National Line Agencies) - PhP 105,300.00
2nd Princess - Divine Grace Fabro (NGO) - PhP 57,125.00
Muse - Jennifer Belmonte (SK) - PhP 17,730
Grand Ball and Coronation will be on May 4, 2006.
Declogging project begins
The LGU, together with the National Line Agencies, Non-Government Organizations,
Private Organizations, Business and Sectoral Groups and Stakeholders held last
April 22, 20056 the kick off ceremonies of its declogging project.
This Declogging Project is a continuing program of the present administration
geared towards a sustainable environment and balanced ecosystem.
Officials attend Legislative Planning Seminar in Fort
Vice-Mayor Peter Manzano, together with the members of the Municipal Council and
Municipal DILG Officer Mr. Manuel Dumagpi, Secretary to the SB Mr. Geronimo
Lastimoza and the other SB staff had their Legislative Planning Seminar at Fort
Ilocoandia Hotel in Laoag City last April 8-10, 2006.
The seminar/workshop consisted of :
1. review of the Legislative Process focusing on parliamentary rules and
2. review of the extent of the legislative commitment in the duly formulated
3. assessment of the legislative performance of the august body from the start
of the present administration as against those in the legislative agenda;
4. Legislative agenda - sectionalized according to each committee being handles
by each Councilor;
5. reporting and assessment/evaluation;
7. codification of the ordinances;and
8. inventory and classification of ordinances
LGU Warehouse inaugurated
The LGU Tagudin Warehouse located at Brgy. Del Pilar was inaugurated last April
18, 2006. The project is another blessing to the municipality for it serves for
the better storage, preservation and safety of all the local government’s
Mayor Verzosa together with Mrs. Marina Balicoco, GSO Designate, SBM Bernardo
Tovera, Jr. and SBM Neopito Galang cut the ribbon as a sign of the formal
opening operation of the warehouse. Some municipal employees also witnessed this
Tagudin Grand Medical Surgical Mission
May 2-4, 2006
DONORS (As of April 23, 2006)
1. Eastern Tagudinians- $1000.00
2. Claro & Eulene Mamaril $1000.00
3. Quines Family P10,000.00
4. Manuel & Agnes Barit $1,400.00
5. Francis & Elsie Ong $1000.00
6. Guy S. Lopez $500.00
7. Marcus Drewa $250.00
8.Romeo & Edna Lardizabal $200.00
9.Drug Depot Corporation $100.00
10.Eliseo & Vita Paredes $100.00
11.Niceto & Delia Batac $100.00
12.Avelina C.Pimo $100.00
13.Michael Zambetti Jr. $100.00
14.Gary Parker $100.00
15.Teodoro & Corazon Guevarra $100.00
16.Bonifacio & Jeane Cablay $50.00
17.Clemente & Maria Rosario Umali $50.00
18.Jojo&Evita Tabilin $50.00
To all Tagudinian Medical Practioneers and Volunteers who want to donate/sponsor
for the cause of the upcoming Tagudin Grand Medical Surgical Mission on May 2-4,
2006 - please send your donations to Ms. Ave Pimo at cp no. 917-536-2789 or to
Dr. Francis Ong at 19047302010 or at 19042811122. Thank you.
Cagers meet at tourney kickoff
The 2nd Tikanlu Festival 2006 Inter Barangay Basketball Tournament had its
formal opening, April 16, 2006 at the Municipal Auditorium. Mayor Jun did the
ceremonial toss in the 1st game between Bimmanga and Bucao West.
This tournament is participated by 26 barangays, with two divisions as follows:
Bucao West, Bimmanga, Bio, Farola, Quirino
Rizal, Magsaysay, Dardarat, Jardin
Salvacion, Ambalayat, San Miguel, Garitan,
Cabaroan, Libtong, Lubnac, Borono
Bitalag, Ranget, Lantag, Tallaoen
Sawat, Lacong, Baritao, Malacañang, Pudoc West
Vice-Mayor Peter Manzano, SBM Elisa Bunoan, SBM Ma. Theresa Laranang, SBM
Bernardo Tovera, Jr., ABC President Alicia Lorena and barangay officials
attended this said event.
Elimination games is on April 16, 2006 - May 7, 2006.
Tagudin Pasarabo Center, Rest Area opens
In realization to two of the 12 Flagship Programs of Mayor Jun specifically on
Ruangan Ti Ilocandia and Revenue Enhancement Initiative, Tagudin Pasarabo Center
and Rest Area had its Grand Opening last April 8, 2006.
This site was the former Bitalag Satellite Market. With its recent development,
it now has 12 stalls, symbolizing the present administration's 12 Flaghsip
Programs where different native and local products are sold, a rest area,
grocery stores, fastfoods/eateries, and many others. It has a spacious and
comfortable rest area where both local and foreign tourists/travellers can drop
by and enjoy the Tagudinian hospitality and ambience.
Pastor Raul Belarmino joined by Mayor Jun, Vice-Mayor Peter and members of the
Municipal Council and the LGU Employees led in the blessing of the stalls and
the whole area. Contracts for the stall owners were also awarded during this
Mayor receives citation from PNP
Hon. Mayor Jun Verzosa, last April 3, 2006, received a Certificate of
Appreciation from the National Police Commission, Philippine National Police,
Police Regional Office 1 in grateful appreciation for his invaluable services
and support to the PNP-Tagudin in conduct of the Close Quarter Course and Police
Intervention Technique Seminar. These were held from January 27 to February 10,
2006 and greatly contributed to the development of skills and career of the PNP
personnel in the town.
This said certificate was awarded during their Flag Raising Ceremony by Police
Chief Superintendent Alfredo Bernardo De Vera, Jr., Regional Director at the
Police Regional Office I, Camp Brigadier General Oscar M. Florendo, Parian, San
Fernando City, La Union.
LGU celebrates quarterly salu-salo together
March 31, 2006. Every quarter, LGU Officials and employees of the town celebrate
"Salu-salo Together", a program which aims to strengthen the ties of all its
officials and employees.
Birthday celebrants for the months of January until March were likewise
acknowledged. In behalf of the LGU family, Mayor Jun bequeathed the gifts to all
the celebrants who were also serenaded by Mr. Melou Linda.
Farmers learn basic beekeeping
Beekeeping is a rural-based ecologically-balanced promoting industry. It favors
increased crop production through crop pollination,income-generating and helps
improve family nutrition.
LGU-Tagudin, through the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist(OMA) launched the
"Basic Beekeeping Training", March 30, 2006 at Barangay Pacac. This was attended
by about 50 farmers from the diiferent barangays of the municipality. Mr.
Florante Lacasandile and Dr. Alvaro Jade Lacasandile, both from the OMA, gave a
briefing/orientation to all the attendees. They also visited an existing apiary.
SBM Onofre Emerito Bayuga and Mr. Romualdo Gapasin, Sr.(Private Secretary of
Mayor Jun), were also present during this launching.
Seized marijuana torched
Pursuant to the Order of the Regional Trial Court First Judicial Region Branch
25 of Tagudin, dated March 1, 2006, 90 marijuana bricks equivalent to 168,545
grams were burned on March 27, 2006.
These marijuana were confiscated from Mr. Jetro Comot and Mr. Dario Comot of
Bakun, Benguet on February 22, 2005 in violation of Section 5 of Republic Act
9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Drugs Act of 2002.The accused are
presently detained at the Provincial Jail, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.
The burning of the said marijuana was conducted in the presence of the Local
Government Unit's Officials and Employees, headed by Mayor Jun Verzosa and SPM
Jose V. Bunoan, Jr., Personnel and Staff of RTC headed by Judge Melanio Roxas,
Municipal Circuit Trial Court staff, PNP and other National Line Agencies and
the public in general.
The act proves that Tagudin maintains to be a drug-free and drug-less
1st Locational Clearance signed
The first Locational Clearance with LC Decision No. LC-Tag-06-03-001 issued by
the Local Government Unit of Tagudin in the implementation of the approved
Municipal Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance was signed by Mayor
Jun last March 17, 2006. This said Clearance was awarded to Mr. Edwin Arquines
of Borono, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur and part of the Revenue Enhancement Initiative,
one of the 12 Flagship Programs of the present administration.
Mayor Jun congratulates "Hawaiian Punch"
Mayor Jun, together with other Provincial and Municipal Officials of Ilocos Sur,
attended at Baluarte, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur the Welcome and Victory Party of
Brian "the Hawaiian Punch" Viloria, WBC Light Flyweight Champion of the World
who victoriously ruled over his challenger Aguirre of Mexico during his first
title defense fight.
The Welcome and Victory Party was hosted by Gov. Luis "Chavit" Singson.
The "Hawaiian Punch" was awarded a resolution in recognition of his achievement
as a world boxing champ.
In his message, Mr. Viloria proudly thanked the Ilocano family for their warm
welcome and undying support.
To Brian Viloria, CONGRATULATIONS from your avid fans, the Tagudinian family,
headed by Mayor Jun Verzosa.
Brgy chiefs get Xmas gifts from Gov. Chavit
In behalf of Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis "Chavit" Singson, his brother, SPM Jerry
Singson came to personally hand the Christmas gifts of the 43 Barangay Captains
of Tagudin. Witnessing the said gift-giving were SPM Jose V. Bunoan, Jr., SBM
Jose Ramos, Jr., SBM Jose Lodia, Jr. and Mayor Jun.
In his message, SPM Jerry conveyed the Hon. Governor's warm greetings to the
barangay captains who in turn expressed their gratitude.
"Botica Ng Barangay" get medicines
Mayor Jun, together with SB Committee Chairman on Health, Hon. Jose Ramos, Jr.
and Municipal Health Officer, Dr. Aly John Lopez, distributed the medicines
given by DOH, Region I to the 5 barangay beneficiaries.
These barangays include : Pudoc East, Ambalayat, Pula, San Miguel and Borono.
The Barangay Captains of the mentioned barangays received said medicines which
will be used in the "Botica Ng Barangay". This is a program where basic
medicines will be sold at reasonable prices. Mrs. Zereda Dig-aoan, DOH
representative will be monitoring the progress of this program.
ASAP Tagudin cagers join inter-town tourney
Mayor Jun has always been supportive of the activities and invitations from the
good Mayor of the City of Candon, Hon. Allen Singson. Last December 2005,
Tagudin joined in the Feria de Candon Circa 1892 and got the Best Booth Award.
This time, the ASAP Tagudin Basketball Team joins in the Inter-town Basketball
Tournament as one among the highlights of the City's Fiesta celebration. Tagudin
played the 1st game of the elimination round versus Santa and emerged
victoriously with a score of 92-84, March 9, 2006.
Participating teams in this inter-town tournament include : Candon, Tagudin,
Narvacan, Santa, Del Pilar and PNP - Candon.
ASAP Tagudin's team players are : Jun Andaya, Nestor Agballog, Felipe Pascua,
Jr., Frederick Layco, Arnold Gutierez, Jr., Leonard Ordinario, Jr., Darwin
Lorena, Reneboy Lata, Mardex Lanuza, Jun Lata, John Sanchez, Jimmy Vergara,
Magellan Lapitan, Allan Lardizabal and Augie Encarnacion. Team Coach is Mr.
Dante Collado, Assistant Coach, Mr. Cesar Milanes, Statistician, Mr. Noel
Lorenta and Mr. Mitchel Verzosa as the Team Manager.
UPDATE: (3/10/2006 6:00pm)
ASAP Tagudin vs PNP-Ilocos Sur
Go ASAP Tagudin Players for the gold!
Brgy Tanods attend Skills Devt Program
For the past few years, the Department of Interior and Local Government under
Secretary Joey Lina conducted Barangay Tanod Professionalization Programs to
uplift the standards and status of Barangay Tanods.
And, this month, Tagudin was one among the six (6) municipal recipients in the
entire Region I to receive this Skills Development Program with the initiative
of Mayor Jun in coordination with the PNP Regional Training School under PSSUPT
George Ramoran Rabina.
Under this Program, Barangay Tanods were taught on the basic skills of AIKIDO,
ARNIS DE MANO and PROBATON - the basic martial arts needed by the Tanods in
performing their task of being the first to respond in a crime scene. Likewise,
they were taught on how to make "friendly arrests" with the use of Arm Lock,
Finger Lock, the Barbed Wire Lock and Handcuffing Techniques.
Mayor Jun was the Guest of Honor and Speaker during their Closing Ceremony,
March 9, 2006.
With these skills that they have gained, surely our Barangay Tanods will be able
to carry out their tasks effectively and efficiently.
LBP loan officer briefs Tagudinian entreps
Tagudinian Small and Medium Enterprise (SME's) owners/managers, businessmen and
aspiring entrepreneurs, through the LGU, had a briefing with the Land Bank of
the Philippines (LBP) Candon, Ilocos Sur Branch for possible financial
assistance. Ms. Nenita Cortez, Manager, and Ms. Marinette Tapia, Account Officer
of the Loans Division gave a briefing on the terms, conditions, requirements and
kinds of loans that they may avail last March 3, 2006 at the Municipal Hall.
This briefing/consultation is aimed to help Tagudinian SME's entrepreneurs
(including aspirants) in terms of capitalization or for their business expansion
- in line with one among the 12 Flagship Programs of Mayor Jun on Revenue
Almost a hundred Tagudinians came to this briefing.
Medical Mission set for Tikanlu Festival
Members of the Committee on the upcoming Grand Medical Mission, tentatively
scheduled on May 1-3, 2006, held its Committee Meeting on March 7, 2006 at the
Office of Mayor Jun.
Ms. Ave Pimo, a member of the Eastern Tagudinians Association (ETA) and a
representative of Dr. Francis Ong (Florida) and Dr.Pacita Ong (New Jersey) came
to personally discuss with Mayor Jun, Dr. Eugene Dauz and Dr. Aly John Lopez the
details of the Medical Mission by a team of US-Based doctors in Tagudin.
Gov. Chavit inducts Bernardo Tovera, Jr. as SBM
Hon. Bernardo Tovera, Jr., son and successor of the late Municipal Councilor,
Hon. Bernardo Tovera, Sr. took oath as a new SB Member last March 6, 2006 in
Baluarte, Vigan City, through Governor Luis "Chavit" Singson, witnessed by Mayor
Congratulations, SBM Bernardo "Jun Jun" Tovera!
Welcome to LGU-Tagudin!
TNHS holds Field Demo '06
Tagudin National High School held its Field Demonstration 2006 last March 3
showcasing the different talents and skills of the students as well as teachers
of the said institution.
Calisthenics, free-hand exercises, folk dances and song numbers were excellently
and amazingly presented.
Atty. Arvin P. Andaya, delivered a very inspiring message in behalf of the
Town's Head, Mayor Jun. The theme for the said event is "Active Service Assures
Mayor Jun solves agri dispute
Through the persuasive intercession of Mayor Jun, a longtime irrigation/farming
problem between and among the rice farmers of Barangay Lubnac was amicably
A significant number of rice farmers and land owners came to the Office of Mayor
Jun to request for his intercession in settling a dispute.
Known for his balanced views in handling disputes, Mayor Jun successfully
formulated a win-win solution that once more earned the love and respect of all
2nd Tikanlu Committees meet
The Executive and Steering Committees of the 2nd Tikanlu Festival 2006 held a
meeting, February 28, 2006, to update the body on the specific plans and
accomplishments of each steering committee and to know their status. Mayor Jun,
being the Honorary Chairman of the Executive Committee, presided this meeting.
Each Steering Committee Chairperson was given a chance to inform the body of
their respective reports/updates where comments/suggestions were welcomed and
These meetings are being conducted regularly to ensure a more organized and
better 2nd Tikanlu Festival Town Fiesta 2006.
SAS celebrates Family Day
SAS celebrated its family day last February 18, 2006 , showcasing the talents
and skills of the Augustinian pupils, students, teachers, administration and
staff and the Parents Association of Saint Augustine's School (PASAS) in a
variety of songs,dances and games. A raffle draw was also held in between
performances with prizes that really gave so much joy and excitement to the
This Family Day was initiated by the PASAS headed by Ms. Veronica Ormita with
the theme: "Rekindle the innate Filipino goodness : promoting COMMUNION among
families and nations and with nature".
Farewell to a Councilman
The late Hon. Bernardo L. Tovera, a member of the Municipal Council, was laid to
his final rest on February 22, 2006 at the Tagudin Everlasting Memorial Gardens.
He was given a Necrological Service at the Municipal Hall where his LGU family
headed by Mayor Jun and joined by Vice Mayor Peter, fellow SB Members and
employees together with his relatives, friends and all other Tagudinians.
He joined our Creator last February 14, 2006.
"Apo Ondong" as he is fondly called, has been in the public service as one-term
Barangay Kagawad and as Sangguniang Bayan for 3 consecutive terms (almost 8
years) - a proof that he really is loved and trusted by his townmates.
To our dear Apo Ondong, our sincere prayers for your eternal rest with the
Officials honor SBM Tovera
During the Necrological Services in honor of the late SBM Bernardo L. Tovera,
Sr., a Certificate of Recognition in grateful and sincere recognition for having
given his invaluable time and unequivocal support in the name of committed and
true service for the people of Tagudin and for being one of the pillars of the
LGU in the pursuit of its vision to become the most dynamic and sustainable
growth center of the Ilocos Region was awarded to his bereaved family by Mayor
Also, Resolution # 024, S2006 was given by Hon. Vice-Mayor Peter M. Manzano and
the members of the Municipal Council. This resolution extends its deepest
sympathy and sincerest condolences to the bereaved family of the late SBM Tovera,
Municipal Councilor of the town from June 20, 1998 to February 14, 2006.
Both Certificate of Recognition and Resolution #24 were received by his wife,
Ms. Marita Tovera.
Adopt a Special Child Program launched
The "Adopt a Special Child" and "Arapaapko, Sagut mo, Adal Pumayso" projects of
the Municipal Council for the Protection of Children were finally launched last
February 18, 2006 through the active participation and coordination of Mayor Jun
Verzosa, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer Corazon Villanueva and
all the members of the two project working committees.
"Adopt a Special Child" project envisions...fostering them with proper care and
attention, hoping of providing them a hale and hearty, sound body and mind. "Arapaapko
Sagut mo, Adal Pumayso" on the other hand aims of supporting the education of
the poor but deserving constituents of Tagudin through the fund that would be
raised from the drop cans that are distributed in various establishments.
A motorcade from Bio to Becques marked the launching of the said projects. It
was participated in by the Municipal Officials and employees, National Line
Agencies, Barangay Officials, Barangay Nutrition Scholars, tricycle drivers and
operators and the beneficiaries and parents of the "Adopt a Special Child"
project and other representatives from the business sector of the municipality.
Tagudinians in Canada elect officers
President : Gerardo Leal
Vice Presidents: Neopito Galang, Jr.
Romeo L. Labasan
Treasurer : Seny Gazmen
Assistant Treasurer : Lolita Sanchez
Secretary : Marie Lourdes Lasquite
Assistant Secretary : Roselia Labador Felicitas
Auditor: Dominador F. Manzano
Assistant Auditor : Ma. Rosemarie Nagallo
PRO's : Norma B. Leal
Peacekeeper : Carlo Sanchez
Board of Directors : Julia Dauz
Consuelo Leal Sanchez
Benigno Lapitan, Jr.(Montreal)
Jackie Octavo (Milton)
Yolanda Alvarado (Barrie)
Zeny Lopez (Montreal)
Adviser : Ed Lorenzana
To the newly-elected officers - congratulations and keep up with the legacy of
Top chess players awarded
The ASAP-Tagudin Open Chess Tournament 2005 was successfully conducted in the
municipality of Tagudin.
Many Tagudinians' chess enthusiasts have once again proven their sporstmanship
and talents for this mind game.
On February 20, 2006, the winners were awarded with cash prizes and trophies.
These are as follows:
1st prize - Mr. Romulo Lardizabal
2nd prize - Mr. John Paul Lucena
3rd prize - Mr. Daniel Cardenas
4th prize - Mr. Serafin Soriano
5th prize - Mr. Eleopoldo Lucena
On February 20, 2006, "Arapaapko Sagut mo Adal Pumayso" drop cans were
distributed to all the Chiefs of Office of the Local Government Unit of Tagudin.
The amount to be collected from all these cans shall be used to support the
education of the poor but deserving constituents of Tagudin.
Tagudinian fisherman frees sea turtle
A good-hearted citizen in the person of Mr. Danny Nisperos of Brgy. Tarangotong
surrendered a sea turtle (pawikan) after having been accidentally caught by his
fish net last February 11, 2006, 6 o'clock Saturday morning.
Knowing that such sea turtle as one of the most endangered species, he did not
think twice of handing the situation to the Local Government Unit of Tagudin to
ensure the safety of the "pawikan".
On February 13, 2006, with Mayor Jun Verzosa, Personnel and staff of Municipal
Agriculture's Office and Forrester Section of the DENR namely Francisco Arenas,
Rico Biado, Rowena Acebes, Janito Acebes and Roberto Bielza, the "pawikan" was
tagged and returned to the sea with the hope of faster recovery.
Indeed, Mr. Nisperos is a true picture of a concerned Tagudinian whom we should
all be proud of.
Farmer LED Extension held in Becques
The Farmer- LED Extension (FLE) Techno-Demo Field Day & Graduation Ceremony on
Hybrid Rice was held on February 10, 2006 at Becques, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur. There
were twenty five (25) farmer-participants who successfully finished the training
Mrs. Flora D. Gagni, Asst. Regional Director for crops of the Department of
Agriculture confirmed the graduates with the presence of Mr. Ernesto De Fiesta
of Agricultural Training Institue (ATI), likewise Mr. Constante Botacion of the
Provincial Agriculture's Office, Vigan, Ilocos Sur and of course Mayor Jun
Verzosa and Sangguniang Bayan Members Ma. Teresa Laranang, Onofre Emerito Bayuga
and Jose Lodia, Jr.
The said FLE brought pride and glory not only to the graduates but to all
Tagudinians as a whole when Mrs. Gagni announced to everyone that Tagudin is the
Rice Granary of the province of Ilocos Sur.
Entreps get Skills Training
LGU Tagudin in coordination with the Technical Education and Skills Development
Authority (TESDA) Ilocos Sur conducted a 3-day seminar/workshop on
Entrepreneurship Development for all business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs
last February 8-10, 2006.
This workshop is aimed to give assistance to the 52 participants in business
planning, management and the basics in business organization which included a
tour on the production/manufacturing sites of calamansi products, Tagudin’s OTOP
(One Town, One Product). Likewise, it is aimed at job generation and poverty
alleviation through self-employment – thus living-up to the town’s battlecry –
ASAP Tagudin (Agpirakam Siglatmo, Agkaykaysakam Panagrang-aymo Tagudin!)
stressing on self-reliance for progress.
The output for this seminar is s simple business plan presented by all the
participants to the Hon. Mayor Verzosa and TESDA Representative, Mr. ARnel
Gallardo. Business proposals included the following : Calamansi Processing,
Stuffed Toy Making, Restaurant/Fastfood/Eatery, Piggery, Sari-sari Store,
Hardware Business, Beauty Parlor, Curtain and Home Décor Shop, Dress Shop,
Candy-Making(Kundol) and Catering Services.
Mr. Pete Montero conducted/facilitated said training with assistance from TESDA
Director Gemma Rendon and the Technical Education and Skills Development
Committee(TESDC) of the LGU.
LGU, TESDA Conducts Calamansi Processing Training
Tagudin LGU and TESDA, Ilocos Sur conducted a Calamansi Processing Training
Workshop last January 31, 2006 at the Municipal Auditorium. This
training/workshop is geared to provide knowledge and skills to all interested
Tagudinians and to support the Calamansi Industry, Calamansi being Tagudin's
OTOP (One Town, One Product).
Trainors from the Industrial Technology Development Institute of DOST, Ms.
Michelle Evaristo and Mr. Ronald Balderama taught the thirty seven (37)
participants on how to make Calamansi Juice Concentrate and ready-to-drink,
calamansi jelly and marmalade. This one-day workshop likewise provided all
participants with basic knowledge on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP),
lectures on fruit juices, jams and jellies and the actual or hands-on workshop
on the making of the mentioned calamansi products.
Tagudin: Now A 3rd Class Municipality
The Municipality of Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, previously a 4th class municipality is
now reclassified one notch higher – 3rd class (per DOF Order No. 20-05)
effective July 29, 2005, pursuant to Memorandum Circular No. 01M(7)-05 dated
October 2005, Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance. This is
on the basis of the Average Annual Income as certified by the Commission on
Tagudin, with an average annual income of PhP 37,368,000.00 has been qualified
to be within the income bracket of a third class municipality pursuant to
section 2 of Department Order No. 20-05 of the Department of Finance.
The classification being dependent on the Average Annual Income of the
municipality, it is imperatively incumbent upon the residents to unite and
conspire towards the attainment of the LGU’s economic goal such as enhanced tax
collection, creation of employment opportunities, attraction of more investors,
improved tourism and better agricultural production – to mention a few.
May this serve as an inspiration that must be conserved and nurtured for the
Sen. Cayetano leads “Bike For Hope”
Senator Pia Cayetano, together with around six hundred other cyclists passed by
the Municipality of Tagudin in her campaign for Health Awareness through the
“Bike For Hope” last January 21, 2006.
Tagudin was the first water station of the cyclists from their jump off point at
6:30 a.m. in Balaoan, La Union. The lady senator and the cyclists passed by the
town at about 7:30 in the morning.
After all the cyclists have passed by the station, a Plaque of Recognition from
the Office of the Mayor was given to Sen. Cayetano’s Chief of Staff, Atty.
Marnie Nathalie Matta. Also, a Resolution requesting the Honorable Senator for
One Million Pesos financial assistance to the LGU’s Health Programs was handed
over to her. Witnessing the said event were Atty. Don Ares, another staff of
Sen. Cayetano, members of the Municipal Council, employees of the LGU and other
A day earlier, Sen. Cayetano donated Oral Polio Vaccines and deworming
Hawaii Gov visits Tagudin
Hon. Linda Lingle, Governor, State of Hawaii, USA, stopped over Tagudin during
her eight day goodwill visit in the country. Her visit kicks off the 2006
associated activities commemorating the centennial benchmark of the arrival of
Filipino migrant workers - dubbed as “Sakadas” and mostly Ilocanos, in Hawaii in
In her historic visit to the province of Ilocos Sur, Gov. Lingle dropped by
Barangay Bio, enroute to San Fernando City, La Union, escorted by Vice-Governor
DV Savellano, along with her entourage of 200 strong Hawaiian Delegations. She
was welcomed by officials of Tagudin led by Mayor Jun, Vice Mayor Peter, members
of the Municipal Council, Barangay Captains, LGU employees, NGOs, Public
Elementary School Heads, Marching Bands and other Tagudinians. Banners, flaglets
and placards created a festive mode along the National Highway entourage route.
The Governor’s brief farewell statement capsulized her sincere gratitude for the
very warm welcome and generic Ilocano hospitality that she and her Hawaiian
Delegation were accorded upon and exclaimed : - “….. no one of us wants to go
back to Hawaii …”.
A Plaque of Recognition from Mayor Jun and a Resolution manifesting our desire
to establish Sisterhood and Twinning Relationship were handed to Gov. Lingle
including native mementos made in Tagudin.
Tagudin LGU Hour Program
The focal point of the present administration is Good Governance through
dynamic, consultative and participative system to enhance transparency,
information dissemination and total understanding by the constituents. It is
actually the extension of the “Journey to the 43 Barangays” that was
aggressively launched by the Hon. Mayor Roque S. Verzosa, Jr. upon assumption as
the Local Chief Executive.
Tagudin LGU Hour Program is a Reach-out Program through the Broadcast Media to
ensure that all constituents will understand and be informed on what the Local
Government is doing – its accomplishments and plans for the municipality’s
development and improvement on the well-being of its people.
This program has already been aired starting with Mrs. Adelaida Corpuz,
Municipal Treasurer of the Executive department last January 16, 2006, Municipal
Assessor Mr. Severino Villamar last January 18, 2006 and to be followed by the
other Chiefs of Office.
After the executive department, SB Members and Barangay Officials will also be
scheduled for this program – a mixed Question & Answer Method by Ms. Esther del
Rosario, Manager of RNT 90.7 FM.
Everyone is thus enjoined to monitor the LGU Hour Program and actively
participate to guarantee its implementation and success. Information
dissemination is the responsibility of every Public Servant.
Pudoc West Opens Minimart
On the final implementation of the Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of
Social Services (CIDSS) project by the Department of Social Welfare and
Development (DSWD) at Barangay Pudoc West in cooperation with the LGU under the
stewardship of Mayor Jun and Pudoc West’s Council, the opening of Pudoc West
Minimart has finally been realized last January 12, 2006. Witnessing the said
event were Ms. Claudia Barcelona, CIDSS Specialist of the DSWD Regional Field
Office I, SB Members, Hon. Maria Theresa Laranang, Hon. Elisa Bunoan, Hon.
Neopito Galang, Hon. Onofre Bayuga and the Chairman of the SB Committee on
Social Welfare, Hon. Jose Lodia, Jr. Also in attendance were members of the
Municipal Inter Agency Council (MIAC), MSWDOO Miss Corazon Villanueva, Budget
Officer Ms. Febie Carpio, MLGOO Mr. Manuel Dumagpi, Ms. Josefina Barbado of the
Municipal Health Office, Ms. Elena Bueno of the Agrarian Reform, Mr. Danilo
Lascota of the Mun. Agri. Office, Mr. Edgar Labiano with the Barangay Inter
Agency Council (BIAC) and the Barangay Officials.
During the said event, the newly-installed officers of Pudoc
West Mini Mart were sworn to office by SBM Laranang in lieu of Mayor Jun. Those
who took their oaths were : Mr. Federico Gavina , President, Mr. Severo Gorospe,
Vice-President, Ms. Jenefer Lacasandile, Secretary, Ms. Alma Manzo, Treasurer,
Mr. Danilo Fabro, Auditor, Ms. Estrellita Gorospe, Business Manager and Ms. Fe
Other CIDSS-LGU assisted projects given to Pudoc West include a mini-tractor,
a fishing gear and the newly-expanded Day Care Center.
Yuletide Fire Hazard Month and Oplan Paputok
Mayor Jun as a pro-active manager never work on assumptions or conjectures.
Before the advent of the holiday season, he has already reminded the Bureau of
Fire Protection to ensure that all precautionary measures, maximum fire
protection campaign and accident prevention must be in place. This includes
firecracker vendors on proper handling of pyrotechniques and its adverse effect
and foremost – is to visit the town center and along the National Highway to
Last December 16-29, 2005, BFP Personnel of Tagudin, utilizing only ONE (1) UNIT
OF FIRE TRUCK, alternately roamed around the municipality especially in crowded
areas for Information Drive and Distribution of leaflets for public awareness on
Firecrackers. This campaign includes Fire Prevention and other Precautionary
Firecracker Vendors were likewise supervised during the setting up and
preparation of their stalls at their designated areas and were called for a
briefing by the Municipal Fire Marshall, SFO3 Henedino R. Reduca. There was also
the conduct of a Fire Safety Inspection and Monitoring at the Public Market
Area. Firecrackers were confiscated from vendors without permit and those who
violated the provisions of PD 1185 or the Fire Code of the Philippines.
On December 31, 2005, BFP Personnel established a monitoring and Public
Assistance Center along the national highway fronting the National Food
To ensure public safety and quick response, the KIA Penetrator Firetruck
patrolled the town proper, ASAP Tagudin Restaurant and other fire-prone areas
for visibility from December 31, 2005 to January 1, 2006.
Also last December 24 and 31, 2005, all BFP Personnel were required to report
for duty for complete strength in cases of need and emergency.
Per records, there were no or zero fire-related incident or emergency during the
Holiday Season – a 100% success of the campaign.
To the BFP Personnel, kudos and congratulations for a job well done!
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December 22, 2006. Las-ud Barangay Fiesta highlighted by the Search for Little
Miss Las-ud 2006.
December 21, 2006. Barangay Health Workers'Christmas Program showcasing a
variety of songs, dances and games. Mayor Jun delivered an inspirational
message. He was serenaded by the BHWs and in return he also gave them their
Christmas gifts. The Municipal Health Office organized this affair. SB Committee
Chair on Health, Hon. Jose Ramos, Jr. also attended this program.
December 21, 2006. Bitalag PTCA Night with SPM Bunoan and Mayor Jun as Crowning
Guests. SPM Meljohn Verzosa, SBM Bunoan, SBM Laranang, SBM Bayuga, SBM Tovera
and SK Fed. VP Julie Ann Figuracion also graced this affair.
December 20, 2006. Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) Christmas Party with
Municipal Nutrition Action Officer Reginald Millano and Mrs. Jocelyn Lamadrid.
December 20, 2006. Pudoc West Integrated High School's PTCA Night where Mayor
Jun was their Crowning Guest and Speaker. Pudoc West's District Councilor SBM
Bernardo Tovera, Jr. together with SBM Laranang, SBM Bayuga, SBM Lorena and ABC
President Lorena also came to grace the said affair.
December 21, 2006. Garitan Community School's PTCA Night with Mayor Jun as their
Crowning Guest and Speaker. SBM Laranang, SBM Bayuga, SBM Lorena, SBM Tovera and
ABC President Lorena also came to this affair.
December 14, 2006. Gift-giving of the Tagudin Federation of Senior Citizens
Presidents to 86 indigent residents (2 per barangay) as part of their Christmas
December 20, 2006. Inauguration and Ribbon-Cutting of Garitan Community School's
Home Economics Building. Mayor Jun did the ceremonial ribbon-cutting and
attended their Christmas Party afterwards.
December 19, 2006. Bio Barangay Officials receive their share in the collection
of sand and gravel for the month of October 2006.
December 19, 2006. Pula Officials headed by Brgy. Captain Jose Leal receive
their share in the quarry operations in their barangay.
December 18, 2006. Mayor Jun listens to the angelic voices of the teachers of
Tagudin Central School as they sing their Christmas Carols to him.
December 15, 2006. Federated Non-Government Organizations Christmas Party, where
Mayor Jun together with SB Chair on NGOs, Hon. Elisa Q. Bunoan and SBM Rodrigo
Lorena,graced said occasion. Mayor Jun delivered an inspirational message and
also took part in the gift-giving for the indigents.
December 16, 2006. The "Arroz Caldo Salu-Salo" after the first Misa De Gallo".
December 14, 2006. Mayor Jun, together with Municipal Treasurer Adelaida Corpuz,
his brother Dr. Eleazar Verzosa and son Mitchel, join the Clergy, Religious and
other Lay Faithful in the Presbyteral Ordination of Rev. Ericson Mamaril Josue
at Saint James the Greater Parish Church, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte.
December 13, 2006. Ms. Marissa Tavas of the Tagudinians Association of Canada
hands over to MSWDO Corazon Villanueva $600 (Canadian Dollars) for Ayessa Mae
Lozano, Marjorie Portillas and Stephanie Lubina, three of the beneficiaries of
the Adopt a Child Program.
December 12, 2006. Assessment of the Office of the Sangguniang Bayan for the
Local Legislative Award, a project of the Philippine Councilors League.
December 12, 2006. Christmas Lanterns adorn the streetlights along Real Street,
Magsaysay District side, generously donated by Ms. Millie Lemi of said barangay,
now residing in San Francisco, Ca, USA. Said streetlights were constructed by
the LGU in time for this Holiday Season.
December 18, 2006. Concreted Almazan approach/entrance.
December 18, 2006. Newly-concreted school ground funded by the Local Government
Unit of Tagudin.
December 18, 2006. The newly constructed Bario-an Multi-Purpose Hall.
December 18, 2006. Ongoing Construction of the Comfort Rooms at the Tagudin
Pasarabo Center and Rest Area in Bitalag.
December 18, 2006. Ongoing construction of Borono's Multi-Purpose Hall.
December 18, 2006. Ongoing construction of Bucao West's Day Care Center.
December 18, 2006. Continuation of Gabur Multi-Purpose Hall - Barangay Health
December 18, 2006. Ongoing construction of Barangay Jardin's Multi-Purpose Hall.
December 18, 2006. Barangay Lacong's newly-constructed stage.
December 18, 2006. Lubnac's newly-built Multi-Purpose Hall funded by the
Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur through the initiative of Mayor Jun.
DEcember 18, 2006. Barangay Salvacion's new Multi-Purpose Hall.
December 15, 2006. Christmas Party of Family Christian Center with the theme :
"Christmas Star", where Mayor Jun delivered an inspirational message.
December 14, 2006. Dr. Christopher Bueno, OSPIA Assistant Director of the
University of Northern Philippines, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, together with three
Call Center Agents of Stellar Call Center conduct an Orientation, Interview and
Assessment to Call Center Agent Applicants at the SB Session Hall.
December 8, 2006. Launching of the Supplemental Feeding Program for Malnourished
children by the Tagudin Ladies Association in coordination with LGU-Tagudin.
December 8, 2006. Mayor Jun provides financial assistance to the Association of
December 8, 2006. Mayor Jun awards financial assistance to the Bayanihan Savings
Replication Project of Barangay Cabugbugan witnessed by MLGO Manuel Dumagpi.
December 8, 2006. Tallaoen Barangay Fiesta where Mayor Jun was the Crowning
Guest and Keynote Speaker.
December 7, 2006. Briefing and orientation of the 44 pupils (Grades 4-6) from
DepEd Public Elementary Schools, St. Augustine's School and Seventh Day
Adventist Multi-Grade School for the upcoming Little Municipality of Tagudin
December 6, 2006. General Assembly of all LGU officials and employees.
December 5, 2006. Mayor Jun delivers an Inspirational Message during Cabugbugan
Bayanihan Center's 2nd Anniversary.
December 4, 2006. Oathtaking of Mr. Federico Lazaga as Barangay Kagawad #1 of
Pudoc West to fill up the vacated position of Mr. Danilo Fabro who resigned
(immigrant to Hawaii, USA). Witnessing said oathtaking are MLGOO Manuel Dumagpi,
Brgy. Capt. Mario Gorospe and Mr. Danilo Fabro.
December 4, 2006. Mayor Jun and Admin. Officer Joyce distribute the December
allowance of the 23 scholars of "Edukasyon Para Iti Amin", one of the 12
Flagship Programs of the present administration.
November 27, 2006. Feeding Program and Distribution of apples to the pupils of
Las-ud Elementary School sponsored by Bernard Mealing Foundation - "Feeding
Street Children". Mayor Jun assisted Mr. Bernard K. Mealing and School Principal
Mrs. Susana Pascasio in the said programs.
November 27, 2006. Feeding Program sponsored by the Bernard Mealing Foundation.
Boy scouts stage their dancing prowess during the Camp fire.
November 30, 2006. The Municipal Council for the Protection of Children(MCPC)
poses with Mayor Jun as he holds the SEAL for the "Most Child-Friendly
Municipality in Region I". Tagudin was recently adjudged as the regional winner
in the said Search (Category II).
November 30, 2006. Meeting of the Municipal Council for the Protection of
Children (MCPC), where the upcoming "Little Municipality of Tagudin Day" was one
of their main agenda.
November 27, 2006. The Provincial Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD)
Validation Team, with Ms. Rhealou Dela Cruz, ECCD Coordinator of the DSWD Field
Office I at the Office of Mayor Jun.
November 27, 2006. Mayor Jun and Mr. Bernard K. Mealing in his(Mayor Jun) Office
after the Feeding Program in Las-ud Elementary School.
November 16, 2006. Quirino Barangay Fiesta-highlighted with various activities
such as : Eucharistic Celebration, "Salu-Salo", Parlor Games, Parade of "Sagalas",
Poster-Making and Essay Writing Contests, Bingo Socials, Magic Show, Performance
of Selected Bands and Dance Showdowns.Vice-Mayor Peter Manzano, Municipal
Councilors Elisa Bunoan, Ma. Theresa Laranang, Onofre Bayuga, Jose Lodia, Jr.,
Bernardo Tovera, Jr., and Jose Ramos, Jr. graced this ocassion.
November 14, 2006. Intertown Basketball Games as part of Narvacan's 2006
Sportsfest, where Tagudin is one among the participants.
November 14, 2006. Stephanie and her grandmother, straight from the hospital,
came to personally thank Mayor Jun for his assistance.
November 10, 2006. Mr. Angelito Lagarteja takes oath with Mayor Jun as Baritao's
new Barangay Secretary, witnessed by Brgy. Captain Dominador Lambinicio.
November 10, 2006. Mayor Jun meets with the members of Tagudin Federated
Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TAFETODA) during their General
Assembly. He requested for the painting of all tricycle side cars into cheese
chrome yellow(medium) for uniformity and identity, yellow being the identifying
color of the town. He likewise gave PhP 100,000.00 as financial assistance to
November 9, 2006. Courtesy call of PO1 Ernesto Lata and PO1 Gerome Aguilar at
the Office of Mayor Jun together with PO2 Rene Boy Lata.
November 8, 2006. Giving of monthly allowance (November) and school supplies to
the ASAP Scholars by MSWDO Miss Corazon Villanueva.
October 31, 2006. Brgy. Del Pilar Fiesta where Mayor Jun was the Crowning Guest
and Speaker. SBM Elisa Q. Bunoan, Del Pilar's District Councilor also gave and
inspirational message on the said event. Brgy. Del Pilar's Fiesta was
highlighted by the "Search for Little Miss Del Pilar" where 7-year old Joehanna
Leal Mipa emerged as the winner.
October 31, 2006. Distribution of tuition and allowances to all
scholars/grantees of Congressman Eric D. Singson in the entire province of
Ilocos Sur for the 1st semester, SY 2006-2007. Tagudinian scholars who received
their tuition and allowances were Ian Andre Pertible, Ruby Lastimoza, Myla
Lardizabal, John Lee Gacusan, Lorivy Joy Fajardo, Beverly Suni and Danilo Dela
Cruz. They were accompanied by P/Sec. Romualdo Gapasin, Sr. and Mr. Jovito
November 2, 2006. Oathtaking of new SK Chair of Bario-an, Lerma Alamag with
Mayor Jun, witnessed by SBM Jose Lodia, Jr. and Brgy. Captain Monico Pagaduan.
October 26, 2006. DTI and DENR Representatives together with Municipal
Councilors Jose Ramos, Jr. and Neopito Galang, Mun. Treasurer Adelaida Corpuz,
Market Supervisor Emanuel Ringor and License Inspector Edmond Somera, conduct an
inspection on weighing scales and commodities for the protection of consumers in
line with the Consumer Welfare Month Celebration.
October 27, 2006. Despite a wet Friday afternoon, the Saint Augustine's School
Family paraded around the main streets of the town proper as part of their
United Nations celebration.
October 23, 2006. Blessing and Ribbon-cutting of the PEDRO & MANUELA HIDALGO
ROOM donated by Mr. and Mrs. Pedro and Manuela Hidalgo, represented by their
surviving children - Mr. Constantino Hidalgo, Mr. Wilson Hidalgo, Mr.Marino
Hidalgo, Mr. Brigido Hidalgo and Ms.Norma Hidalgo-Cumay-ao.
October 23, 2006. Ribbon-cutting and blessing of the URBANA Room at the Southern
Ilocos Sur District Hospital (SISDH) donated by Mrs. Urbana Dauz-Paredes and her
daughter Mrs. Filomena Paredes Mackay of USA.
October 23, 2006. DOLE Representatives Atty. Florence Marie Ulep
(Mediator/Arbiter), Mr. Joaquin Buccat (Accounting Clerk), Ms. Lorella Agripa,
and Mayor Jun award checks to the 30 Special Program for the Employment of the
Student (SPES) as the DOLE's 40% counterpart in this program.
Ribbon-cutting of the newly-constructed barangay road in Tampugo.
October 25, 2006. The Provincial Assessment Team on the 2006 Search for the
Cleanest and Greenest Municipality visit the Tagudin Controlled Dumpsite. The
Team also inspected other areas including the slaughter house, tourist centers,
October 20, 2006. Meeting of the Municipal Development COuncil.
October 20, 2006. Mayor Jun goes on-the-air for an interview by Bombo Radyo
Vigan anchors Amado Valdez and Joe Puzon.
October 20, 2006. Garitan Community School UN Day Celebration where Mayor Jun
and SBM Laranang were the Crowning Guests.
October 19, 2006. Courtesy call of the Scholars of the Judge Roque M. Verzosa,
Sr.Scholarship Foundation at the Office of Mayor Jun.
October 18, 2006. Administration of vaccines and oral Vitamin A capseals to
infants 6-11 months old at the Rural Health Unit.
October 19, 2006. Barangay Bio Officials receive their 40% share on sand and
gravel taxes for the months of July, August and September.
October 17, 2006. SBM Jose Ramos, Jr. awards 29 senior citizens with canes in
line with the Senior Citizens Week Celebration.
October 16, 2006. Installation of signages containing ordinances on
environmental management and protection.
October 13, 2006. Packing and preparation of food commodities for the
Supplemental Feeding Program of the LGU for the 3rd Quarter for to the 577
malnourished children of the town.
October 11, 2006. Mayor Jun with Sec. Arthur Yap of the Department of
Agriculture in Baluarte.
October 12, 2006. Voluntary Blood Donation Program of the Guardians Centre
Foundation (GCFI) at the Municipal Auditorium with Mayor Jun and SBM Lorena as
guests of honor. This social-civic action project of GCFI with the theme: "Alay
Sa Aking Pagmamalasakit sa Kapwa Tagudinianans is in coordination with the
Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center, Public Health Services - Southern
Ilocos Sur District Hospital and the Philippine Nurses Association.
October 12, 2006. Mayor Jun visits the ongoing construction of Lubnac
October 12, 2006. Mayor Jun and SBM Bayuga conduct an ocular inspection at
Libtong Elementary School - the ongoing construction of the Home Economics
October 12, 2006. Mayor Jun and SBM Bayuga visit the newly-constructed
Industrial Arts Building of Garitan Elementary School.
October 12, 2006. The newly-constructed stage of Ag-aguman Elementary School.
October 12, 2006. Mayor Jun and SBM Bayuga inspect the proposed Multi-Purpose
Hall of Ag-aguman with Brgy. Capt. Prudencio Bautista.
October 12, 2006. Ocular Inspection of the Ag-aguman Bailey Bridge. The running
board of said bridge will be repaired.
October 12, 2006. Regular Monthly Meeting of the Association of Barangay
October 10, 2006. Mayor Jun, Mrs. Jacinta Ambatali of the National Tobacco
Administration and Municipal Agriculturist Florante Lacasandile distribute free
hybrid corn seeds to more than 20 farmers whose tobacco plants were damaged by
the past typhoons.
October 9, 2006. Senior Citizens General Assembly with Dir. Flora Gagni,
Director for LGU Extension and Support, Department of Agriculture, Regional
Office I, and Ms. Virginia Sesay, Focal Person on Elders of the DSWD Regional
Office I as Guest Speakers. They gave a briefing and orientation regarding R.A.
9257 or the Expanded Senior Citizen's Act of 2003. Mayor Jun also gave his
message during said orientation.
October 6, 2006. Fa Sison Almazan and Ms. Cynthia Gabinay of the Manila
Bulletin, Media Patrol Balita interview Mayor Jun.
October 10, 2006. Oathtaking of former Vice-Mayor Rogelio Lorenzana as Board of
Director of the Tagudin Water District (TWD) witnessed by TWD Manager Mr.
Ulpiano Villamar, P/Sec Romualdo Gapasin, Sr., and Mr. Nelson Cuaresma.
October 9, 2006. Oathtaking of Salvafe Benliro as new SK Chairman of Becques.
October 6, 2006. TNHS students display their cheering prowess on the 3rd day of
October 6, 2006. Mayor Jun with Dir. Gagni, Ms. Sesay, SBM Lodia, MSWDO
Villanueva and P/Sec Gapasin in his office after the Program in celebration of
the Senior Citizen's Week.
October 6, 2006. Distribution of monthly allowance (October) and school supplies
to the Arapaapko, Sagutmo, Adal Pumayso (ASAP) Scholars.
October 4, 2006. Distribution of pechay seeds by the Municipal Agriculture
Office to all public and private elementary, high school and college schools in
Tagudin as part of the celebration of the Children’s Month this October.
October 4, 2006. Oathtaking of the Officers of Persons With Disabilities (PWD) -
President: Mr. Renato Manzano, Vice-President: Mr. Ireneo Alberto, Secretary :
Mr. George Tuimado, Treasurer: Mr. Philip Balala and Auditor: Mr. Jose Lucero.
October 4, 2006 – The Municipal Clean and Green Committee (MCGC) conducts ocular
inspection along bodies of water within the territorial jurisdiction of Tagudin
as part of its Evaluation in the 2006 Search for the Cleanest and Greenest
barangay of the town.
Ocular inspection of the MCGC in Livestock and Poultry Farms.
October 4, 2006. Oathtaking of Pacac SK Chairman Ireneo Lascota with Mayor Jun.
Said oathtaking was witnessed by MLGO Manuel Dumagpi and Mr. Nelson Cuaresma.
October 3, 2006. Dr. Rogelio D. Galat, CESO V - Ilocos Sur Schools Division
Superintendent and Dr. Marino Baytec, Asst. Schools Division Superintendent
(Ilocos Sur), Mr. Atanacio Ubilas, District Supervisor of San Ildefonso, Ilocos
Sur, together with SBM Jose Lodia, Jr., SBM Bernardo Tovera, Jr. and Tagudin
Public Elementary School Principals/Heads conduct an ocular inspection at the
Integrated High School of Pudoc West.
September 28, 2006. Ms. Jocelyn Lamadrid shares a light moment with Ms. Grace
Lapastora of the DTI & SPM Anne Europa-Morales at One Town One Product (OTOP)
Display Center at the Multi-Line Processing Showroom in Santa, Ilocos Sur, where
Tagudin together with the other towns and cities of the province, showcased its
products. Tagudin highlighted Calamansi as its OTOP.
September 25, 2006. The Municipal Search Committee on Clean and Green conducts
an initial evaluation/assessment for the 2006 Search for the Cleanest and
Greenest Barangay in Tagudin. The evaluation consists of 3 surprise visits to
all 43 barangays.
September 26, 2006. In behalf of LGU Tagudin, Mayor Jun welcomes Lidlidda
municipal officials and employees, barangay chairpersons, and Councilmen for
Environment and NGO Presidents during their "Lakbay Aral".
September 26, 2006. Mayor Jun meets with the ASAP Tagudin Association of Tobacco
Farmers. He gave PhP 10,000.00 financial assistance to the Association in
support to their projects and programs.
September 16, 2006. Necrological Service of the late Emilio Andaya of Ambalayat,
a former Barangay Captain of the said barangay and a veteran of the Philippine
September 8, 2006. 3rd time Municipal Councilor, Hon. Onofre Emerito Bayuga,
received his Certificate and Plaque of Recognition in recognition for his 9
years of selfless dedication and commitment to his constituency and his country
and for consistently advancing the ideals of the League by putting Public
Service above self thereby greatly contributing in the genuine progress and true
development of the community and the nation at the Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City.
Presidential Chief of Staff Michael Defensor awarded said Plaque and Certificate
during the Philippine Councilors League Week Celebration.
August 28, 2006. Oathtaking of Mr. Felix L. Lacasandile as Barangay Secretary of
August 25, 2006. Tagudin joins in the Nationwide Simultaneous Tree Planting as
part of the "Green Philippine Highways Project" of the Department of Environment
and Natural Resources. Trees were planted along the national highway from
barangay Bio to Becques.
August 24, 2006. LGU - Tagudin purchased a Shredder Machine for organic
composting at the Tagudin Controlled Dumpsite.
September 4, 2006. Purina Corporation conducts a briefing to Tagudinian farmers
and tilapia growers regarding their product, specifically “Aqua Chow” Feeds for
September 6, 2006. Trainees of the Reflexology and Therapeutic Massage, as part
of their culminating activity, practice their acquired knowledge and skills at
September 5, 2006. Interview and examinations for the Call Center Agents
administered by Ms. Jane Medenilla, TESDA, Ilocos Sur.
September 6, 2006. ASAP Scholars receive their September allowance from Miss
Villanueva. They also received school supplies.
September 5, 2006. AIRTOP's 10th Foundation Day Celebration, with the theme "
Looking Back ... MOving Forward". Mrs. Lamadrid delivered the Mayor's message of
September 3, 2006. Municipal dumptrucks transported the rocks/boulders to the
Tagudin Controlled Dumpsite for the construction of the Leachate Pond.
September 2, 2005. Saint Augustine's School's 153 Senior Students accompanied by
their mentors and personnel from the Municipal Agriculturist's Office in their
TREE PLANTING activity at the Watershed in Barangay Cabulanglangan.
September 1, 2006. Inauguration and ribbon-cutting of Noah's Room in SISDH
donated by Engr. and Mrs. Cesar Apusen of Becques, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur,
presently residing at Virginia, USA.
September 1, 2006. Saint AUgustine's School's grade 5 pupils and 1st year high
school students visit Tagudin Controlled Dumpsite. Lectures and demo were given
by LGU Personnel.
August 31, 2006. Mayor Jun meets with Tagudin's Persons With Disabilities (PWD).
September 1, 2006. Mayor Jun and wife Madam Vangie join Dr. Dauz as he
celebrates his golden birthday.
August 30, 2006. Taiwanese Investors visit Tagudin for the proposed River
August 31, 2006. Meeting of student leaders (Supreme Student Councils and
Supreme Student Government) of all schools - public and private regarding their
organization, participation and involvement, and representation in local
August 31, 2006. Organizational meeting of the ASAP Tagudin Samahan ng
August 30, 2006. Dialogue between the LGU and St. Augustine Parish on matters
concerning the development of Tagudin.
August 29, 2006. Courtesy call of the ISPSC Immersion Students at the Office of
the Mayor. Said students requested for the assistance of the LGU in their
undertaking. Mayor Jun also extended his assistance by giving them ASAP Tagudin
t-shirts for their uniform.
August 29, 2006. Ongoing construction of a multi-purpose pavement in Tampugo
which is located near its boundary with Baracbac.
August 29, 2006. Groundbreaking of the Lubnac Multi-Purpose Hall.
August 29, 2006. A Comfort Room built by the Local Government for Baracbac
August 29, 2006. LGU Officials inspect the cemented structure built across an
irrigation system in Ranget which clogged the said waterway. This matter will be
immediately referred to the Barangay Officials for appropriate action.
August 29, 2006. LGU Officials inspected the Gabur-Cabugbugan waterway whose
sidings were eroded by the recent typhoons that struck the Ilocos Region. This
will be addressed immediately and properly to avoid the collapse of the
August 29, 2006. Municipal Officials conducted an ocular inspection with ISPSC's
request for the repair of the partision/division in their Gabaldon Building.
August 28, 2006. Procession in honor of the town's Patron, St. Augustine of
Hippo, as part of the celebration of his Feast Day.
August 18, 2006. Administrative Officer Jocelyn Lamadrid conducts a consultative
meeting with all job order LGU personnel.
August 18, 2006. Mayor Elena Sorio of Banayoyo accompanies Phoebe Agadang, an
OFW from Lebanon who was repatriated to the country last August 5, 2006 through
the Ilocos Sur Hotline. Ms. Agadang, together with her mother Crispina Gaspar,
came to personally thank Mayor Jun for his assistance.
August 17, 2006. Meeting with Cabulanglangan and Pallogan Barangay Officials
regarding the Tagudin Controlled Dumpsite.
August 15, 2006. Ribbon-cutting of the Barangay Health Center in Pallogan by
Mayor Jun, with SBM Onofre Emerito Bayuga, Brgy. Capt. Benjamin Lazaga, Mr.
Nelson Cuaresma, Mun. Health Officer Dr. Aly John Lopez,RHU Staff Teresa Mosuela
and the other Barangay Officials.
August 16, 2006. Acting Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator Mr.
Leopoldo Lacasandile takes oath as Zoning Officer II with Mayor Jun. Witnessing
said oathtaking are SBM Rodrigo Lorena, Admin. Officer Jocelyn Lamadrid and Mr.
August 11, 2006. Acting GSO Ms. Marina Balicoco and Administrative Assistant III
Rodrigo Laranang, Jr. open the blowers (two units) donated by MR. ADOLFO MINA DE
LEON, a Tagudinian from Rizal who is presently in California, USA. Said blower
will be used at the ASAP Tagudin Pasarabo Center and Rest Area in Bitalag and at
the Municipal Auditorium.
August 14, 2006. Ongoing Training on Reflexology and Therapeutic Massage at the
August 9, 2006. Oathtaking of Mr.Elpidio Quitoriano Libertino as Barangay
Kagawad of Ag-aguman with Mayor Jun. Witnessing said oathtaking is Mr. Nelson V.
Cuaresma and Brgy. Capt. Prudencio Bautista.
August 9, 2006. Association of Calamansi Concentrate Processors of Tagudin meet
with Mayor Jun and Mr. Nelson Cuaresma regarding the possible mass production
and marketing of Calamansi Juice Concentrate.
August 8, 2006. ASAP Tagudin Newsletter Production, January-June 2006 Issue.
August 3, 2006. Lecture and demo on the use of the Reflexology and Therapeutic
Massage Bed from Congressman Eric D. Singson in coordination with Mayor Jun and
the Tagudin Ladies Association (TALA) headed by SBM Elisa Bunoan, Chairperson
for the Committee on NGO's/Po's. Ms. Monette Paza headed the team of trainors
and lecturers. Said lecture-demo started last July 26, 2006. Trainees came from
the different barangays. They will in turn teach others under the "Principle of
August 3, 2006. Distribution of monthly allowance (August) and school supplies
(paper, pencils and ballpens) to the ten (10) Araapaapko Sagutmo, Adal Pumayso
(ASAP) Scholars enrolled at Tagudin National High School.
August 2, 2006. Annalita Lita Manzano of Becques, an undocumented OFW in Taiwan,
was repatriated to the country last July 26, 2006 through the Ilocos Sur
Hotline. She came to personally thank Mayor Jun for his assistance, together
with her mother Mrs. Emelita Manzano.
August 2, 2006. Oathtaking of Mr. Maximino A. Andaya as Barangay Secretary of
Pudoc East with Mayor Jun. Witnessing said oathtaking is Barangay Captain
Elpidio N. Sanchez, Sr.
August 1, 2006. Municipal Health Office Personnel led by Dr. Aly John Lopez
meets with Dr. Vicente Absolor, Medical Offcer IV of DOH-Community for Health
Development, Regional Office 1, Mr. Rogel Varilla, Provincial Malaria Foreman
and Mr. Jaime Javillonar, Medical Laboratory Technician to discuss the fogging
operations in Barangay Del Pilar - the barangay with the most number of positive
July 28, 2006. Mrs. Fredelina R. Garcia of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya who presently
resides at Brgy. Bio, donated PhP 25,000.00 for the Trust Fund of the Senior
Citizens of Tagudin.
July 27, 2006. Guardians Centre Foundation, Inc.(GCFI) conducts its regular
"Quarterly Blood Letting" Program at the Municipal Auditorium.
July 27, 2006. Mayor Jun discussed with DENR Secretary Angelo Reyes about the
dredging project in Amburayan River.
July 27, 2006. Mayor Jun meets with Hon. Mark O. Cojuangco, Representative, 5th
District of Pangasinan after the Green Army Launching in Urdaneta City.
July 25, 2006. Awarding of Rice Fingerlings for Rice Fish Culture
July 25, 2006. Awarding of Certficates and Trophies for the trainees during the
recently conducted Close Quarter Battle.
July 25, 2006. Municipal Nutrition Action Officer Reginald Millano as he
demonstrates the proper use of the Massage Bed.
July 25, 2006. Launching of Reflexology and Therapeutic Massage Training
Workshop with TESDA Dir. Gemma Rendon.
July 25, 2006. Awarding of Original Certficate of Land Titles.
July 25, 2006. The Northern Libtong Fishermen Association was awarded with
July 25, 2006. Mr. and Mrs. Renato Somera of barangay Gabur, parents of
Reynaldo, who died as fisherman in Singapore, were able to get Php 100,000.00 as
benefits, thru Ilocos Sur Hotline.
July 25, 2006. Reimbursement of $1,000.00 to Illegal Recruitment victim Mrs.
Jeanne Licudine, thru the help of Ilocos Sur Hotline.
July 25, 2006. Distribution of pruning saw to Barangay Captains.
July 25, 2006. Distribution of canes to the Senior Citizens Federated Officers.
July 25, 2006. Distribution of Assorted Vegetable Seeds to Brgy. Captains and
School Heads of Tagudin.
July 25, 2006. Mr. Antonio Villanueva, National Awardee on Integrated Rice
receives incentives amounting to Php 60,000.00 from the Provincial Agriculture
Office and the Local Government Unit of Tagudin.
July 25, 2006. Awarding of Head Buck from the Department of Agriculture-Regional
Field Unit I to the Goat Raisers Association, District I.
July 24, 2006. LGU-Tagudin Employees surprised Mayor Jun a day before his 50th
July 24, 2006. Office of the Mayor Family greets Mayor Jun "A Happy Birthday" in
July 18, 2006. Acting Municipal Agriculturist, Mr. Florante Lacasandile
distributes Hybrid Rice Seeds - Mestizo 3 to Tagudinian rice farmers affected by
the recent typhoon Florita.
July 14, 2006. SBM Elisa Bunoan, SBM Jose Ramos, Jr. and MSWDOO Miss Corazon
Villanueva hand over the 2nd Quarter supply of Food Commodities to the Daycare
Workers and Barangay Nutrition Scholars for Distribution to the malnourished
children in the 43 barangays of the town for the Supplemental Feeding Assistance
Program. This is a regular program of the LGU through the Office of the
Municipal Social Welfare and Development and one among the 12 Flagship Programs
of the present governance on "Health".
July 12, 2006. SBM Onofre Emerito "Ofring" Bayuga and SBM Bernardo "Junjun"
Tovera, Jr. lead the disaster monitoring efforts during typhoon Florita.
Mayor Jun and SBM Lodia award the Certificate of Recognition to Prov'l. Director
Grace Lapastora of DTI for her support to Tagudinian Entrepreneurs.
July 11, 2006. Competency Assessment Caravan for Rough and Finish Carpentry,
Mason, Automotive Mechanic, Consumer Electronics, Building Wiring Electricians,
Plumbers, Draftsman-General, Data Encoder, Computer Service Technician, Heavy
Equipment Operator, Dressmaker, Cosmetology, Security Service NC II,
Housekeeping NC II and Driving NC II, conducted by the Technical Education and
Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Ilocos Sur, through Mr. Arnel Gallardo, at
the Municipal Auditorium for the municipalities of Tagudin, Sta. Cruz, Suyo and
other Interior Municipalities.
July 11, 2006. Qualifying Interview for PGMA's Scholarship Program for Call
Center Agents conducted by the Technical Education and Skills Development
Authority (TESDA), Ilocos Sur, through its Computer Operator II, Ms. Mary Jane
H. Medenilla at the SB Session Hall.
July 7, 2006. Regular monthly meeting of the LGU's Heads of Offices. This is
being done every first Friday of the month to update the Local Chief Executive
of the plans, programs and activities of every department.
July 5, 2006 - The PNP General Inspecting Team from Camp Crame headed by P/Supt.
Joven Balmeo visits Mayor Jun.
June 28, 2006. Mr. Ferdinand Concepcion, Head of the Provincial Technical
Working Group for the Search for the Most Child-Friendly Municipality, came to
inform the LGU of the result of the evaluation for Tagudin, where we had an 84%
rating. Tagudin was adjudged as the Most Child-Friendly Municipality in Ilocos
Sur, Category B. Awarding will be on October of this year in line with the
celebration of the National Children's Month.
June 27, 2006. Meeting of the members of the Municipal Census Coordinating Board
regarding the conduct of the Mid-Decade Census of Population in Tagudin with
Mayor Jun and District III Statistics Officer of Ilocos Sur, Mr. Maximo Rivad.
June 27, 2006. Diaconal Ordination of the HUBOG Class by His Excellency, the
Most Rev. Renato P. Mayugba, D.D., S.T.L., Auxillary Bishop of Lingayaen-Dagupan
at the St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. Deacon
Erickson Josue, personally invited Mayor Jun for this occasion. The Mayor was
represented by his brother, Dr. Eleazar Verzosa.
Deacon Erickson Josue with Dr. Eleazar Verzosa, representative of Mayor Jun and
Municipal Treasurer Adelaida Corpuz.
TNHS Principal Mrs. Rosita Pascua with Deacon Rufo Abaya of the Archdiocese of
Municipal employee Mr. Placido Pagsolingan and wife Mrs. Sylvia Pagsolingan,
foster parents of Manuel Delos Santos, Jr., from the Archdiocese of
June 27, 2006. Pre-briefing of Barangay Captains on the 1st Revision of Zonal
Values by Zoning Officer and OIC-MPDC Leopoldo Lacasandile, Municipal Assessor
Severino Villamar and ABC President Alicia Lorena.
June 27, 2006. "Edukasyon Para Iti Amin" recipients - College Level with Mayor
Jun and Admin. Officer Joyce. They were awarded educational assistance of PhP
5,500.00 for the 1st semester, SY 2006-2007. This is one of the 12 Flagship
Programs of the present administration.
"Edukasyon Para Iti Amin" recipients - High School Level with Mayor Jun and
Admin. Officer Joyce. They were awarded their monthly allowance for June 2006.
This project is a Flagship Program of the Mayor.
June 23, 2006. Signing of the Land Bank Loan Agreement/Terms and Conditions for
a P45M Credit Facility in connection with the construction of the town's new
public market located at Barangay Del Pilar with Land Bank, Candon City Branch
Representatives, Mr. Rodolfo dela Paz and Ms. Menalyn Rabaino, Mayor Jun,
Municipal Treasurer Adelaida Corpuz, LGU Legal Counsel Atty. Arvin Andaya and
the Mayor's Private Secretary Mr. Romualdo Gapasin, Sr.
National Gawad Saka Awardee Mr. Antonio L. Villanueva with DA Secretary Domingo
Panganiban and Undersecretary Salvador Salacop.
Mayor Jun presents to DPWH Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Tagudin's Calamansi Juice
Concentrate (Calamansi, being Tagudin's One Town, One Product or OTOP).
June 21, 2006. DENR awards to the Hon. Mayor Roque S. Verzosa, Jr. Free Patents
(Original Certificate of Title) for 50 Tagudinians beneficiaries.
June 21, 2005. Bro. Erickson Josue visits Mayor Jun's family to research on the
possible beatification leading to sainthood of the late Bishop Alfredo Florentin
Verzosa, Founder of the Missionary Catechists of the Sacred Heart. Mayor Jun's
family is the immediate relative of the late Bishop. Bro. Josue will be ordained
as DEACON on June 27, 2006. Together with him are (L-R): Mr. Virgilio Verzosa,
Dr. Eleazar Verzosa (brothers of the Mayor), Ms. Baby Aurora Verzosa, Ms.
Jocelyn Hinanay (sisters of the Mayor), Ms. Rosemarie Laranang, Ms. Benita
Ringor, and the Mayor's son, Mitchel.
June 13, 2006. Production line - binding of the ASAP Newsletter, which has,
since last quarter of last year, been solely produced by the LGU. This is the
first printing undertaken by the LGU.
June 12, 2006. Wreath-laying in honor of our National Hero, Jose P. Rizal,
headed by Mayor Jun Verzosa.
June 9, 2006. Meeting of the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC)
regarding the validation of Tagudin as a "Child- Friendly" Municipality.
June 8, 2006. SSS Desk Office at the Municpal Hall. SSS Services - receiving of
applications for membership, benefit claims and loans, and collection of premium
contributions, will be available every Thursday, starting June 8, 2006.
June 1, 2006. Mayor Jun visits the Bureau of Fire Protection.
May 3, 2006. Necrological Service of the late Ex-Barangay Captain Quirino
Lardizabal of Lacong at the Municipal Hall before he was laid to his final rest.
May 26, 2006. Opening and blessing of the Operating Room donated by the
LGU-Tagudin through Mayor Jun at the Southern Ilocos Sur District Hospital (SISDH).
May 26, 2006. Inauguration and blessing of the Female Surgical Ward of the
Southern Ilocos Sur District Hospital (SISDH).
May 25, 2006. Mrs. Jovita Galvez – Paredes donated a box of Medical
Apparatus/instruments to the LGU-Tagudin. Her daughter Mrs. Marites Galvez –
Flores handed the said donation to Mayor Jun.
May 16, 2006. Awarding of TRACTOR from the the Local Government Unit by GSO-Designate
Ms. Marina Balicoco in behalf of Mayor Jun to Brgy. Cabulanglangan officials
headed by Brgy. Captain Cornelia Corpuz. This tractor came from the Provincial
Government through Gov. Luis "Chavit" Singson.
May 15, 2006. Dr. Marilou Verzosa-Rosario donates one box of medicines and milk
for the Rural Health Unit and Office Municipal of the Municipal Social Welfare
and Development for distribution to the less-fortunate constituents of Tagudin.
Mayor Jun, together with Ms. Marina Balicoco (GSO-Designate), Dr. Aly John Lopez
(mun. Health Officer), Miss Corazon Villanueva (MSWDO) and Mun. Engr. Edmund
Fabia received said donation.
May 10, 2006. Libtong Barangay Fiesta graced by Municipal Officials headed by
Major Jun and balikbayans. SPM Meljohn Verzosa also attended the affair.
May 11, 2006. Ms. Mary Jane H. Medenilla, Computer Operator II of TESDA
Provincial Office, conducts interviews to Tagudinian Qualifiers in the TESDA
May 10, 2006. Pudoc East Barangay Fiesta graced by Municipal Officials headed by
Mayor Jun, who was also the Crowning Guest and Keynote Speaker. SBM Bernardo
Tovera, Jr.(District Councilor for Pudoc East), SBM Onofre Bayuga and ABC Alicia
Lorena also attended said event.
Blower, donated by Ms. Jean Sison Velo, mother of Miss Tagudin 2006, Janelle
Sison Velo, for the use of the LGU.
May 11, 2006. New Lawyer, Atty. Phoebe S. Valdez, BAR Passer in the recently
released results- March 30, 2005, from the Supreme Court. Atty. Valdez took her
examinations last September 2005. She had her Oathtaking with Chief Justice
Artemio Panganiban, together with other Bar Passers last May 9, 2006 at the PICC
and signed the Role of Attorneys last May 10, 2006 at the Centennial Building,
May 6, 2006. Mr. Alejandro Ladi, President of Tagudinians of Northern
California, USA, donates a BLOWER for the use of the LGU. Said blower was
received by Ms. Jocelyn Lamadrid, Administrative Officer.
May 9, 2006. Borono Barangay Officials - Brgy. Capt. Romeo Castro, Kgd. Randy
Jimeno, Kgd. Ilpason Corbillon, Kgd.Erlinda Aguiman, Kgd. Elvira Batocabe, Kgd.
Armando Laysa, Kgd. Romualdo Pagaduan, Kgd. Pedro Ingoy, Brgy. Secretary Helen
Barbajo, and Brgy. Treasurer Brenilyn Lapastora, together with Borono Champs :
Amateur Boxing, Michael Apolonias, Chess, Romulo Lardizabal and Bb.
Tagudin-Perlas Ti Amburayan 2006, Jamille Mae Lardizabal with Mayor Jun.
Tagudin Municipal Auditorium - the first auditorium to be equipped with an
airconditioning unit/humidifier - a new environmental friendly technology.
The new electronic scoreboard is now installed at the Municipal Auditorium.
April 20, 2006. Barangay Fiesta of Ag-aguman attended by Municipal Councilors
Elisa Q. Bunoan, Ma. Theresa L. Laranang, Onofre Emerito Bayuga, Jose Lodia,
Jr., Jose Ramos, Jr. and the Mayor's Private Secretary, Mr. Romualdo Gapasain,
Sr. who delivered the Mayor's message.
April 7, 2006. Tagudin Federated Tricycle Operator’s and Driver’s Association (TAFETODA)
headed by Mr. Arturo Chua, Sr. held its General Assembly on April 7, 2006 at the
Municipal Auditorium. Among the guests of the said activity were LTO Regional
Legal Officer Mr. Charlie Del Rosario, Mr. Romualdo Gapasin Sr, Private
Secretary of the Town’s Head, SBM Onofre Bayuga. SBM Bernardo Tovera, Jr., SBM
Ma. Theresa Laranang, SBM Neopito Galang, SBM Jose Ramos, Jr., SBM Jose Lodia,
Jr., ABC Pres. Alicia Lorena and Brgy. Captain Asuncion Acosta.
April 18, 2006. Barangay Fiesta of Pudoc West attended by Municipal Councilors
Elisa Bunoan, Onofre Bayuga, Jose Lodia, Rodrigo Lorena, ABC President Alicia
Lorena,the Mayor's Private Secretary Mr. Romualdo Gapasin, Sr. and his son
Ongoing construction of the ABC Office Building, at the facade of the
April 19, 2006. A Garantisadong Pambata Program - giving of Vitamin A capseal to
children ages 6-71 months old through the LGU's the Municipal Health Office from
April 17-21, 2006. This program is in support of HEALTH (Serbisyo Salun-at), one
of the 12 Flagship Programs of the present administration
April 18, 2006. Inauguration and Opening of Chowlink Chow Station. Mayor Jun and
Ms. Gina Lodia did the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon.
April 17, 2006. Little Ms. Dacutan 2006 during the barangay fiesta.
April 16, 2006. Mayor Jun crowns Queen Jennifer I, during Bio Brgy. Fiesta 2006.
April 16, 2006. Ambalayat Brgy. Fiesta with Mayor Jun as Crowning Guest.
April 17, 2006. Mayor Jun as the Crowning Guest and Speaker during Barangay
April 16, 2006. Bucao West Barangay Fiesta where Mayor Jun was the Crowning
Guest and Keynote Speaker.
April 8, 2006. 34th Annual General Assembly of Tagudin Multi-Purpose
Cooperative, Cooperation with the theme "Agtultuloy A Kooperasyon, Ayat Ken
Tignay, Idudur-as Maipaay, Agbiag A Sitatalged - TMPC" where Mayor Jun delivered
an Inspirational Message.
April 8, 2006. Basketball game between Pudoc West and Baritao in the Cluster 6
1st Summer Basketball League '06 with SPM Meljohn gracing the said event being
one of the sponsors.
April 6, 2006. Ms. Marina Balicoco, GSO Designate together with Mr. Rodrigo
Laranang, Jr. and Mr. Arthur Chua received one (1) unit tractor as promised by
Governor Luis "Chavit" Singson to Brgy. Cabulanglangan through Mayor Jun Verzosa.
March 30, 2006. Las-ud Elementary School Retirement Program with Honorees Ms. Fe
Lardizabal - MT I, Mr. Manuel F. Lardizabal - T-III, Ms. Glory S. Licudine -
T-III and Mr. Alejo L. Lucero - T-1. The Mayor's Private Secretary, Mr. Romualdo
Gapasin, Sr. delivered a message in his behalf.
April 4, 2006. Mayor Jun, SB Chair on Agriculture Hon. Jose Lodia, Jr. and
personnel from the Municipal Agriculture Office in a meeting with Department of
Agriculture Personnel, Mr. Rolando Reed, Mr. Wilfredo Sanidad, Mr. Rogelio
Creencia and Mr. Teofilo Quintal, with Mr. Mar Alibin of the OPAg, Mr. Oscar F.
Costelo, BSWM and Mr. Antonio Villanueva regarding the proposed 5-hectare
oraganic demonstration in Lacong.
March 31, 2006. Basketball Game between Garitan and Cabugbugan in the Cluster 5
1st SK Summer Basketball League 2006.
April 2, 2006. 11th General Assembly of Tagudin Women's Cooperative where Mayor
Jun turned over one computer set.
April 4, 2006. Opening of Cluster 1 in the 1st SK Summer Basketball League 2006,
with Bitalag vs Becques Basketball Teams. This League is for the youth, 17 years
old and below, sponsored by Mayor Jun, SPM Meljohn Verzosa and SKF Vice
President Julie Ann Figuracion
April 3, 2006. Mayor Jun inspects the ongoing renovation of the Operating Room
at the Southern Ilocos Sur District Hospital (SISDH) to be used for the upcoming
Grand Medical Mission as one of the highlights during the 2nd Tikanlu Festival.
April 3, 2006. Inauguration of the Male Surgical Ward at the Southern Ilocos Sur
District Hospital (SISDH) in Bio. Sponsors for this project are Mr. Andrew
Florendo represented by Mr. Roland "Boyet" Layco and donations from the patients
of the said hospital. Mayor Jun, together with Mr. Layco and Dr. Dauz did the
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March 29, 2006. 16th Commencement Exercises of Tagudin Institute of Science and
Technology Foundation, Inc.(TISTFI), where Mayor Jun was the Guest of Honor and
March 29, 2006. Oathtaking of Ms. Remelie C. Lardizabal, Barangay Kagawad of
Tampugo. Witness is Brgy. Captain Samson Villanueva.
March 28, 2006. 10th Annual Assembly Meeting of the LUGARBA MULTI-PURPOSE
COOPERATIVE, where Mayor Jun was the Guest of Honor and Speaker. Municipal
Councilors HOn. Elisa Bunoan, Hon. Onofre Emerito Bayuga and Hon. Jose Lodia,
Jr. also graced this said event.
March 28, 2006. First monthly opening and collection of Arapaapko, Sagutmo, Adal
Pumayso (ASAP) cans in support of one of the 12 Flagship Programs on EDUCATION
("Edukasyon Para Iti Amin").
March 27, 2006. Newly appointed SK Chairman of Brgy. Tampugo, Ms. Lubina Carol
and Ms. Marisa Laranang of Brgy. Pula took their Oath of Office on March 27,
2006 with Brgy. Captain Samson Villanueva and Brgy. Captain Jose Leal
March 27, 2006. Personnel and Staff of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) and
Municipal Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) of Tagudin.
March 8, 2006. Meeting of the Committee on Women for the celebration of Women's
Month this March.
March 3, 2006. Cabugbugan Community School PTCA Coronation Night attended by all
the members of the Municipal Council. SBM Ma. Theresa Laranang delivered the
message in behalf of Mayor Jun. Photo shows SBM Elisa Bunoan and SBM Jose Lodia,
Jr. with His Majesty King Mike Fajardo I and Her Majesty Queen Jayne Rose
March 7, 2006. Meeting of the Local Health Board presided by Mayor Jun.
March 7, 2006. Case settlement among and between the Barangay Officials of Pudoc
East through the intercession of the LIGA Officers headed by ABC President
March 6, 2006. Meeting of the Committee on Women presided by SBM Elisa Bunoan,
regarding the celebration of Women's Month this March.
February 27, 2006. Mayor Jun awards a check to Bileg Ti Gabur, Tagudin, Inc.
Officers headed by its President, Mrs. Natividad Jardin, as part of its
Municipal Livelihood Assistance Project.
Mayor Jun congratulates Tagudinian Jillian Lim, a new member of the United
States Marine Corps (USMC). She graduated January 6, 2006, the only Asian in her
Batallion and the first and only female Tagudinian member of the USMC.
February 22, 2006. Oathtaking of Mr. Conrado Lacasandile and Mr. Servillano
Lacasandile, Jr.as Barangay Kagawads of Tallaoen. Witnessing the said event is
Brgy. Captain Mariano Fernandez.
PNP Tagudin receives two mountain bikes and helmets for their bike patrol
operation around the town proper.
Mr. Natalio Larrioza, President of Tagudin Institute of Science and Technology
Foundation (TISTF) receives one unit Generator set to be used in times of power
Awarding of checks to the different Brgy. Treasurers.
Unveiling and cutting of the ribbon marked the launching of "Arapaapko Sagut mo,
Adal Pumayso" and "Adopt a Special Child" projects of MCPC.
Colorful tricycles join in the Motorcade as part of the launching of the "Arapaapko,
Sagut mo, Adal Pumayso" and "Adopt a Special Child" projects of the Municipal
Council for the Protection of Children.
February 7, 2006. NBN 4-Vigan interviews Mayor Jun in his office.
February 7, 2006. NBN 4 - Vigan Staff covers the historical landmarks, tourist
spots and projects of the present governance specifically the 12 Flagship
Programs under the town's battlecry, ASAP Tagudin which will be featured in the
February 4, 2006. Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College, Teacher Education
Department conducts its Livelihood Extension Program on Longganisa-Making at
Barangay Pudoc East.
February 7, 2006. Mr. Pete Montero, Trainor/Facilitator of the Entrepreneurship
Development Training on February 8-10, 2006 discusses with Mayor Jun and Mrs.
Lamadrid the course contents and other training needs.
Mr. Florencio Ladi of Brgy. Dardarat,appeared to the Office of Mayor Jun after
having been repatriated from Japan on January 6, 2006 with the help and support
of the Ilocos Sur Hotline of Governor Luis "Chavit" Singson in coordination with
the Local Government Unit of Tagudin. Also in the photo are Mr. Crispin Ladi,
Brgy. Captain Rolando Lardizabal and Brgy. Captain Dominador Lazo.
February 10, 2006. Provision of gravel and sand for the backfilling of the
grounds at Tampugo Primary School.
February 10, 2006. Mayor Verzosa and Sangguniang Bayan Members Ma. Teresa
Laranang, Onofre Emerito Bayuga and Jose Lodia, Jr. monitored the ongoing
tourism project in Bitalag.
February 7, 2006. Mr. Rodolfo Villoria, DILG Provincial Director and Ms. Connie
Quinola, DILG Officer conducted a briefing on the Codification of Ordinances to
the members of the Sangguniang Bayan of Tagudin at the SB Session Hall.
February 6, 2006. Engr. Rolando Godoy takes oath as a Board of Director of the
Tagudin Water District (TWD) representing the Civic Sector. Witnessing the said
event are TWD's Interim Manager, Mr. Ulpiano Villamar and the other members of
February 2, 2006. TESDA Enumerators Chad Everrett Llanes, Armie Mariñas and
Antonette Quindag with Mayor Jun.
February 2, 2006. Enumerators from TESDA, Ilocos Sur, Chad Everrett Llanes,
Armie Mariñas and Antonette Quindag with Ms. Claudine Valdez, Information
Officer II and CTEC of the LGU at Ambalayat conducting the 2005 Impact
Evaluation Study (IES) of TVET Programs.
February 2, 2006. Real Property Tax Enhancement Program at Brgy. Pallogan. This
is an outreach program under the Revenue Enhancement Initiative Flagship Program
of the present governance.
Mayor Jun together with Police Senior Superintendent Felizardo M. Serapio,
Deputy Regional Director for Operation of Police Regional Office I, and PNP
Mayor Jun distributes hand bags and calendars to the members of the Market
Mayor Jun visits the on-going tourism project in Bitalag.
January 30, 2006. Mrs. Elizabeth Lata of Bryg. Libtong receives the medicines
from Mayor Jun of Tagudin through Mrs. Jocelyn Lamadrid on January 30, 2006, for
the medication of her daughter Cherry Ann who was bitten by a dog.
Mrs. Dilberta Liliza of Brgy. Dardarat also receives medicines from the mayor as
handed by Mrs. Lamadrid for the medication of her daughter Deesy Rose.
January 30, 2006. The newly constructed 'South-wing Ward' of Southern Ilocos Sur
District Hospital is inaugurated and blessed in the presence of Mayor Jun as one
of the guests and the rest of the SISDH Personnel and Staff.
January 30, 2006. Exit Courtesy call of Police Senior Inspector Cesar G. Padayos,
Intel Officer RMG-I who will go on schooling and Incoming Commanding Officer 2nd
Company RMG-I Police Senior Inspector Efren T. Geraban,in the presence of Police
Chief Inspector Cornelio Comila, the Deputy Group RMG-I and the Mayor.
January 26, 2006. PNP-Tagudin Close Quarter Battle Training
January 25, 2006. Close Quarter Battle Course Opening Program of PNP-Tagudin,
with Mayor Jun's Private Secretary, Major Romualdo Gapasin, Sr. as the Guest of
Honor and Speaker in behalf of Vice Mayor Peter Manzano.
January 25, 2006. Tagudinian babies were administered with the oral polio
vaccines generously donated by the Honorable Senator Pia S. Cayetano last
January 25, 2006 at the Rural Health Unit of Tagudin.
January 24, 2006. Blessing and inauguration of the "Executive Suite" sponsored
by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sarmiento at the Southern Ilocos Sur District Hospital.
January 23, 2006. A Mothers'Class was conducted prior to the Supplemental
Feeding Program by the Mun. Nutrition Action Officer, Mr. Reginald Millano on
the proper nutrition and diet specifically on the basic food groups at Dardarat
Day Care Center.
January 23, 2006. Supplemental Feeding Assistance Program at Dardarat Day Care
Center - a joint project of the Kabisig ng Kalahi and the LGU through the Office
of the MSWDO. Mrs. Alma Gonzales, Nutritionist/Dietician III of DSWD ROI came to
personally hand over the bowls and cups to the children courtesy of MeadJohnson,
January 23, 2006. Stage and water station for Sen. Pia Cayetano and cyclists.
January 23, 2006. SBM Bernardo Tovera hands over the Plaque of Recognition from
the Office of the Mayor to Sen. Cayetano's Chief of Staff, Atty. Marnie Nathalie
Matta, for having visited the town of Tagudin and for her invaluable support in
terms of donation - oral polio vaccines and deworming medicines.
January 20, 2006 - Oral Polio Vaccines and deworming medicines from the Health
Program of Sen. Pia Cayetano were received by the LGU.
January 20, 2006. Ongoing construction of a two-classroom school building at
Tagudin National High School donated by the Eastern Tagudinians Association
(ETA) headed by its President, Mr. Wilfredo Manglapus. These two rooms according
to the School Administrator, Dr. Edgar D. Llanes, will be complete with comfort
rooms as promised by Mr. Manglapus. ETA also promised chairs, teacher's tables
and whiteboards for the said classrooms. ETA donated $8,000(exclusive of the
chairs, tables and whiteboards) for this noble project through the
Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The Unit Meet for the districts comprising Unit IV of Ilocos Sur opened its
two-day affair last January 19, 2006 at Filmag, Libtong, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur.
Tagudin. The host district for the occasion deeply expressed its warmest welcome
to each of the participating schools, to include: Sta. Cruz, Sta. Lucia, Alilem,
Suyo, Cervantes, Del Pilar, Sugpon, Sigay and Quirino. Various events like
basketball, volleyball, track and field, chess, table tennis and many more are
the sports to be competed among the different delegates. Winners for this sports
meet will represent Unit IV in the IRAA in Laoag City this coming February.
January 18, 2006. Every Wednesday is vaccination day for the Rural Health Unit
where Tagudinian babies get their vaccinations for free - one of the 12 Flagship
Programs of the present governance on HEALTH.
January 18, 2006. RNT Station Manager Ms. Esther "Mama Es" Del Rosario and
Municipal Assessor Mr. Severino Villamar during the Tagudin LGU Hour airing
January 17, 2006. Meeting of the Municipal Peace and Order Council at the SB
January 17, 2005. Mayor Jun awards a checque to NGO Federated President Delia
Dauz and NGO Federated Secretary Lolita Fajardo, as financial assistance of the
LGU to the organization.
January 16, 2006. Oathtaking of Ms. Cornelia Corpuz, the new Barangay Captain of
One-Stop-Shop. One of the 12 Flagship Programs of the present governance on
Revenue Enhancement Initiative, where all payors (taxes, licenses, etc.) can
make their payments in one location.
January 17, 2006. Oathtaking of Ms. Monica L. Agtarap, Secretary of Barangay
Tampugo. Witnessing the said oathtaking are MLGOO Mr. Manuel Dumagpi and Tampugo
Barangay Captain Samson Villanueva.
January 16, 2006. Ms. Victoria "Vib" Marabut of the Office of Senator Pia
Cayetano visits the Office of Mayor Jun regarding the upcoming "4th Bike for
Hope" under the aegis of Compañero Rene Cayetano Foundation, an advocacy ride
that highlights health awareness to the people.
January 16, 2006. Brgy. Captain Tranquilino Limon of Garitan, Mayor Jun, Shiela
Mae Fundal, 2nd Placer Photo journalism- Regional Schools Press Conference, and
a delegate for the National Schools Press Conference at Kalibo, Aklan, Mrs.
Remedios Leal (Coach), Mrs. Geronima Galang and Mr. Reynard Andaya.
January 9, 2006. Mr. Antonio L. Villanueva, Sr. of Barangay Lacong, receives a
plaque of appreciation and a resolution from the Office of the Mayor and
Sangguniang Bayan respectuvely for being a national awardee in the GAWAD 2005
Outstanding Achievers in Agriculture and Fishery as the OUTSTANDING RICE FARMER
for 2005 and in recognition for his exemplary achievement and contribution to
Mayor Jun with SBM Elisa Bunoan crowns Her Majesty Queen 2005.
Vice Mayor Peter Manzano and SBM Maria Theresa Laranang crowns the 1st Prince
and 1st Princess in the Baracbac Community School PTCA Christmas Celebration
last December 29, 2005
Mayor Jun with Tagudin District Supervisor Dr. Buenafe Medrano crowns his
Majesty King 2005.
Barangay Jardin Basketball Team emerged as the CHAMPION in the annual December
League Inter-barangay Basketball Tournament.
January 9, 2006. Major Romualdo Gapasin opens a balikbayan box from Hawaii
Tagudinians Association (HTA) for the Agipaay Sagut Ayat Para iti Paskua Program
of the LGU. To all the Officers and members of HTA headed by Mr. Reynante
Lapitan, Mahalo and Mabuhay!
January 11, 2006. SB Sec. Geronimo Lastimoza and staff from the Office of the
Mayor open a balikbayan box from Hawaii Tagudinians Association, c/o Mr. Danilo
Licudine for the "Agipaay Sagut Ayat Para Iti Paskua" Program of the LGU.
January 10, 2006. Tagudin Water District conducts a Public Hearing on Water
Rates at the Municipal Auditorium where Mayor Jun delivered an Inspirational
January 9, 2005. Mayor Jun awards the Certificate of Appreciation to Barangay
Bio Basketball Team for having adhered and shown the highest manisfestation of
sportsmanship and professionalism in the rematch game with Barangay Del Pilar.
January 9, 2006. Vice Mayor Peter Manzano awards the Certificate of Appreciation
to Barangay Del Pilar Basketball Team for having participated in the rematch
game with Barangay Bio thereby setting a precedence of goodwill and camaraderie
which finally resulted to a very successful December League Basketball