Tagum City—For the Tagumpays garnered of this city, Tagum was chosen to host the PLEASES Inc. (Philippine League of Secretaries to the Sangunian) Seminar cum National Executives and Board of Trustees Conferences last September 12-15, 2018.
The PLEASES national event was fueled and bounded by the theme “PLEASES, Cultivating Partnerships, Building Blocks and Pursuing Excellence towards Philippine Federal Republic.”
More or less 700 delegates were tallied during the activity which were well represented by the 16 regions of the country. Aside from the PLEASES members, delegates included Vice-Governors, Board Members, Mayors, Vice-Mayors, City and Municipal Councilors, and barangay officials.
On the first day, the participants were welcomed warmly with a Tagumpay night at the City Hall Atrium where Mayor Allan Rellon expressed his gratitude and joy that Tagum was the chosen city to host this prestigious event. Everyone was in awe when the multi-awarded Tagum City Chamber Chorale sang for them.
Lectures on stress management, and the Federal Justice system to be embraced by the Philippines were tackled on the second day at the Heroben Hometel, Osmena Extension.
Tagum’s very own landmarks, such as the Christ the King Catheral where the Grand rosary was located, the DavNor’s state-of-the art sports complex, the Energy Park, and the Botanical Park, were boasted on the third day when the PLEASES delegates were toured around the city; Fresh seafoods were also toured at the Banana Beach, Tagum’s best beach resort.
Delegates were pampered well in the whole duration of the event for unlimited supply of fruits and native delicacies, and free massage were offered to them.
It can be recalled that Tagum hosted the same event in 2012 and according to the secretaries to the Sangunian, that experience made the PLEASES members yearn for more memories to cherish in the city specially witnessing the state-of-the-art new City Hall of Tagum.
The said convention will strengthen the ties among regions in the Philippines towards a more peaceful nation. JP Cordovero/CIO Tagum