Tagum reaps Gawad Edukampyon Award for its Early Childhood Development initiatives

Tagum City – Another Tagumpay harvest goes to the City Government of Tagum as its “Start Young” Program recently reaped the Gawad Edukampyon for Early Childhood Care and Development Award under the Component Cities Category.

During the Gawad Edukampyon for Local Governance Awarding Ceremony, Tagum City was acknowledged for its intensified implementation of “Start Young” – the city’s blueprint in delivering an expansive and multi-sectoral approach on championing early childhood programs.

No less than Mayor Allan L. Rellon received the prestigious award at the Novotel Manila, Araneta City in Quezon City, Metro Manila last June 3, 2022.

Tagum City’s viable advocacy – through the initiative of the LGU’s Early Childhood Care and Development Council (ECCDC) and the visionary leadership of Mayor Allan L. Rellon – enabled the boundless support for the Tagumenyo children by forming and empowering alliances of the same cause, as well as by providing resources that ensure the children’s health and nutrition, safety, and education.

Beginning the empowerment of its people by investing in the young ones, the Start Young program under the Rellon governance was able to push forward the conversion of Daycare Teachers to Child Development Teachers, updating their functions and incentives; the establishment of Children’s Festival in 2019 highlighting children’s roles, rights, skills and abilities; the implementation of the brainchild donation drive, “Bulilit Tabang Skwela”, supplying additional learning resources at the plight of the pandemic; and the installation of “Bulilit Lababo” across different barangays ensuring sanitization while transacting at learning centers, among others.

Moreso, optimal health and nutrition are prioritized under the program by organizing partnerships with the Zuellig Family Foundation, Hapag-ASA, and the City Health Office – all continually aiding in the development of providing timely and effective service for the children’s well-being.

The Department of Education’s Gawad Edukampyon for Local Governance aims to nurture and recognize well-meaning public servants, inspire selfless service, and celebrate outstanding achievements and innovations of LGUs in the fields of Local Governance, Capacity Development, Early Childhood Care and Development, and Learning Continuity Innovation, championing education and the welfare of the communities.

This latest feat is another manifestation of the LGU’s excellence in its agenda for Education Development under the EAGLE WINGS Program of Mayor Allan L. Rellon. Geneva Conde/CIO Tagum



Mayor Allan L. Rellon proudly holds the Gawad Edukampyon Award granted to the City Government of Tagum, alongside other Local Chief Executives from the different LGU awardees. Carl Justine Catalan/PEESO Tagum



Official delegates from Tagum City proudly pose for a photo opportunity with the Gawad Edukampyon Award. (L-R: Tagum City Public Education and Employment Services Officer, Rogeneth P. Llanos; Tagum City Mayor, Hon. Allan L. Rellon; DepEd Tagum Curriculum Implementation Division Chief, Christine C. Bagacay; Tagum City Social Welfare Development Officer IV, Hosna Domawal). Carl Justine Catalan/PEESO Tagum