RESIDENTS from three municipalities in the first district of North Cotabato are more than just thankful to the Provincial Government.

Aside from the projects they have received under Governor Emmylou J. Taliño Mendoza’s administration, they considered themselves lucky for in the longest time, never had any elected governor visited their villages.


Taliño-Mendoza turned over a total of P12.7-million worth of projects to the towns of Midsayap, Pigcawayan and Aleosan last March 16 under the “Serbisyong Totoo” advocacy program of the Cotabato Provincial Government.

Barangay New Panay received a P1.2-million worth of box culvert project under the Calamity Fund, while Barangay Poblacion accepted custody of the P4.7 million concreting project of the public market and P5-million worth of road concreting project under the 20 percent Economic Development Fund.

On the same day, Barangay Malingao, Midsayap accepted a P347,000 worth of solar drier project, while multi-purpose buildings, worth P500,000 each, were turned over to barangays Renibon, New Igbaras, and Datu Binasing of Pigcawayan.

But the completed projects given to their barangays are not the only thing the residents are grateful for. Seeing the mother of the province in person has yet again rekindled their confidence that the government delivers its promises of peace, progress and development.

Officials from recipient barangays all exalted and considered Taliño-Mendoza’s presence during these project turnovers not only a beacon of hope but a deliberate manifestation of her commitment to serve the people of the province.

Taliño-Mendoza assured them that she, Vice Governor Gregorio T. Ipong, the board members from both District 1 and 2 and the chiefs of all Provincial Government offices will continue to serve the people of Cotabato to the best of their abilities. (PR)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on April 21, 2012.