TAGUM CITY – Indigenous communities from neighboring municipalities of Tagum City brought home buckets of grocery items that they had received during the holding of Tagum City’s annual gift-giving program, the Pamaskong Handog Para sa mga Kaigsuonang IPs.
As part of the Local Government Unit’s (LGU) annual Pasalamat Festival, Tagum City launched its yearly gift-giving to Indigenous Peoples on the morning of December 10 at the Rotary Park Gym.
An annual activity for the Lumad, the program had been implemented by the LGU for four years, which had been spearheaded by Mayor Allan Rellon and the 8th City Council, as a means of giving back to the Indigenous communities.
In this year’s season of giving, the city government readied and gave a total of 2,000 gift packs to the Indigenous communities of the municipalities of Talaingod and Kapalong.
A total of 1,200 IPs were estimated to have received food items from Tagum City’s LGU.
As the program came to a close, the IPs were then provided with 14 vehicles that were used to take them back to their respective municipalities.
Also present during the program were Board Member Roger Laguna, the members of the 8th City Council, LGU department, division, and section heads and a representative from the LGU Kapalong. (Miko Pongan/CIO Tagum)