Tampakan honors model families
by Efren A. Villarina
Tampakan, South Cotabato (3 October) -- The municipal government of this town led by Mayor Claudius G. Barroso recently feted eleven couples who were present during the launching of Family and Medicine Week celebration in the municipality of September 25 with the theme, "Bida Ka Pamilyang Pilipino".
In his message, Mayor Claudius G. Barroso sincerely congratulated the model couples for their efforts and achievements in promoting family welfare and development.
Mayor Barroso urged the model couples/families and the witnessing couples who are municipal officials and employees of the municipal government to exert more efforts that would contribute much to the development of the society and the betterment of the community.
He cited programs giving emphasis on the thrust of the government in honoring people who are ought to be honored and elated for their share in nation building.
"We keep trying our best to be of service not only to our very own family, not only to our political family but also to the whole municipality and through out the country.
"We are doing this just to show to the youth that we are trying to be elated by them and we are trying to show them that as parents they have to follow us as role models in the family and to the whole community, Mayor Barroso explained.
Highlighting the activity is the oath taking of the new elected officers and the giving of flowers to the model families.
Administered by Mayor Barroso, the newly inducted officers of the model couples are as follows: Eduardo D. Alejandro, President; Felixberto A. Soloria, Vice-president; Lusita Cagate, Secretary; Gregoria Josol, Treasurer and Fidel Barroso, Auditor.
Also present to grace the affair were Municipal Chaplain Reden Dili, Municipal Social Welfare Development Officer Grecilla Pacano, Municipal Councilor Azucena G. Constantino and Municipal Helath Officer Washington Loreno who also gave their inspiring messages to the model couples/families.
The eleven model couples who were present during the occasion included couples Eduardo Alejandrino and Mrs. Delia Alejandrino, model family for 2005; Valentine Cornelio and Mrs. Editha Cornelio for 2004; Teodoro Josol and Mrs. Gregoria Josol, 2003; Loreto Cagape and Mrs. Lucila Cagape - 2002; Bonifacio Pales and Dolores Pales - 2001; Virgilio Lastima and Ernarita Lastima - 2000; Joel Baterbonia and Erlinda Batebonia - 1999 Teodorico Josol and Norma Josol - 1998; Fedil Barroso and Norma Barroso - 1997; Felixberto Soloria and Apolonia Soloria - 1996 and Renato Cullo and Edita Cullo, 1995. (PIA 12) [top]