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Thursday, October 5, 2023

IP cultural center to rise in Tagbina town

TAGBINA, Surigao del Sur -- A historic event in the landlocked town of Tagbina, Surigao del Sur recently unfolded as the ceremonial contract signing transpired between the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga and the local government unit of Tagbina, for the construction of the first-ever indigenous peoples (IP) cultural center. 

Glenn B. Lazaro of the LGU said, "The key stakeholders, including officials from the National/Regional Project Management Offices (N/RPMO), local government unit of Tagbina led by Mayor Glaiza Jane Polizon-Lanete, the legislators led by Vice Mayor Generoso Naraiso, officials of Brgy. Sta. Juana, SBM Construction, area/municipal coordinating teams (A/MCTs), tribal leaders, and community volunteers were gathered together to formally lay the cornerstone of this transformative project."

Lazaro added that the contract signing ceremony signified a monumental leap toward realizing the IP cultural center's vision as a commitment to preserve and celebrate Tagbina's indigenous roots, and also to safeguard and promote its unique cultural heritage.

As momentum built and preparations intensified, the united dedication of the partner stakeholders highlighted their unwavering commitment to ensuring the resounding success of the cultural treasure.

Prior to the contract signing, a pre-construction conference was held to address crucial matters. The agenda included a thorough review of contract documents, the official contract signing, and in-depth discussions covering technical specifications, quality control measures, and the roles and functions of each party involved, Lazaro noted. (NGPB, PIA-Surigao del Sur)