IMBES SA CITY HALL SA LYR GROUNDS NA LANG ANG RALLY. Tungod wala nakakuha og pagtugot gikan sa City Government of Tagum ni Mayor Allan Rellon (Reporma) nga magamit ang City Hall Grounds sa LYR Grounds, Canocotan, Tagum City na lamang himoon ang rally sa Uniteam BBM SARA.
Gikan sa original na schedule nga May 1,2022 himoon kini sa May 5, 2022.
Sa maong grand rally gilauman ang presinsya sa mag-tandem nga Presidential Candidate Bongbong Marcos ug Vice Presidential Candidate Inday Sara Duterte.
Sumala sa kampo sa Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) nga gipadad-an silag sulat ni Mayor Allan Rellon nga dili mahatag ang request niini gumikan gamiton usab ang maong pasilidad sa Youth Organization nga unang naka- request sa ilang opisina.
Davao del Norte Gvernor. Edwin Jubahib has made himself a potential star witness in the search for the brains behind the multi-million peso investment scam with his admission he knew the top man behind the racket.
In a recent interview, Jubahib denied any link to the racket but admitted he knew the leader of the scam.
“Klaro kaayo nga wala koy nakwarta ana bisag piso. Hinoon kaila nako ang leader sa Tagum (It is very clear I did not earn even a peso from the scam. But I know the leader of the scam in Tagum),” Jubahib said.
Copycats of the infamous investment scammer Kabus Padatoon (KAPA) , dozens of unlicensed investment outfits based in Tagum City lured thousands of investors to part with their money with promise of monthly interest on investment of up to 40 percent.
Issued permits by City Mayor Alan Rellon, the racketeers operated up to early 2019 towards the May election. Earlier on, KAPA head Joel Apolinario would be arrested based on charges of multiple estafa filed by investors and by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for lack of license.
The SEC also hounded the Tagum City outfits sending their executives to flee as the fraudulent scheme fouled up with investors demanding payment of promised interest or return of their investment.
At the center of the scandal was Rigen Marketing, the biggest of the scammers suspected to be operated by politicians, whose stockpile of millions of pesos of investments was reported to have been used during the election campaign.
The investment scandal is a hot political issue for the May polls, but the three-pronged investigation — by Congress, the Davao del Norte Provincial Board and the City Government of Tagum — with Jubahib as the star based on his admission may only be conducted after the election, in case of change in political leadership in Davao del Norte.
In the 2019 election, the administration Hugpong Ng Pagbabago of vice presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte lost in almost all the races reportedly due to massive vote-buying by the opposition with funds funelled from the investments.
Former bus conductor Jubahib, a government public works contractor and chief aide of former House Speaker First District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez won the gubernatorial race under the banner of the Alvarez Wing of the PDP-Laban.
Alvarez, who had resigned as secretary general of the PDP-Laban chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte, now heads the revived Partido Reporma, and has organized a Reporma slate in Davao del Norte against the HNP.
Smarting from the 2019 debacle, HNP is on a revenge mode and Jubalib could lead the trail to the doorstep of politicians behind the massive fraud that was the investment scam that stole hundreds of millions of pesos from duped investors.
Itching to place Jubahib on the chopping block for the governor to squell on the identity of the brain or brains behind the racket or refute his link to the scam are candidates in the May 9 polling of the HNP. READ MORE
The Tagum City Flyover in Davao del Norte to motorists on Monday. as a showcase in Mindanao of the Build, Build, Build program of the admnistration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
The 1.625-kilometer infrastructure, which cost PHP2.7 billion, in downtown of the capital city of Davao del Norte, hopes to decongest traffic inthe city at the crossroad of several Davao Region provinces and cities.
Construction by the Department of Public Works and Highways of the longest flyover in Mindanao started in 2017.
Mayor Allan Rellon expressed his gratitude to the national government for the project.
“It will help ease traffic congestion on major thoroughfares in the ever-growing Tagum City. Also, it will improve the economy of this city,” he said in a statement.
In line with City Ordinance No. 946 (Tagum City Traffic Code) and Republic Act 4136 (Land Transportation and Traffic Coe), motorized tricycles, pedicab, any three-wheeled vehicle, bicycle, and trailer trucks weighing more than 40 tons are not allowed to use the flyover.
Jogging, walking, and pulling over in any parts of the flyover are also prohibited.
A penalty of PHP500 will be imposed on violators.
The flyover caters to the provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao de Oro, and Davao Oriental.
It eases the congestion in two national roads: Daang Maharlika or Agusan-Davao Road and Surigao del Sur-Davao Road. (PNA)
Northern Davao Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NORDECO) and the City Government of Tagum signed onSeptember 13, 2021, a Memorandum of Agreement for the clearing of NORDECO distribution line in the Davao del Norte capital city.
Present in the signing were Hon. Allan Rellon, City Mayor of Tagum, Dr. Alejandro Rodriguez, NORDECO Board Vice-Chairman, Demetrio Jagunos, Area Services II Manager and Marilou R. Impuesto, Institutional Services Department Manager and City Government of Tagum personnel.
Under the MOA, NORDECO, Inc. and City Government of Tagum hope to have a good partnership towards delivering more reliable and efficient power supply to the Member-Consumer-Owners of Tagum City.READ MORE
Northern Davao Electric Cooperative and City of Tagum in Symbolic Swith-On Energization Ceremony led by Tagum City Mayor Allan L. Rellon together with City Vice Mayor Atty Lingling Estabillo and NORDECO Tagum City area manager Troy Jagunos in Purok 3, Durian Avenue, Barangay Madaum, Tagum City, Davao del Norte on August 12, 2021.
Local authorities in Tagum City, Davao del Norte condemned the series of murders in the city in the past month, all of which were attributed to the various investment scams that thrived in the area.
Brig. Gen. Marcelo Morales, director of Police Regional Office 11 (PRO-11), said in an interview on Friday the killings are linked to the investment schemes that began in Tagum City in the summer this year.
In August alone, at least seven killings in various parts of Tagum were reported, prompting Morales to direct newly installed police chief, Lt. Col. Ariel Acala, to implement tight security measures and manhunt against the suspects.
About three dozens of outfits ran the scam that defrauded investors in the get-rich-scheme that promised as high as 400% in returns on investments.
Almost all of the companies were closed in June following President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on dubious schemes.
“They have to be aggressive in all police operations and intensify anti-criminality programs implemented by PRO-11,” Morales said amid the spate of killings.
“I condemned these incidents. I myself wanted to protest against these investment scheme operators and give the money back to the investors,” he added.
On the other hand, Tagum City Mayor Allan Rellon issued a statement on Thursday afternoon following the killing of Judylou Palas, reportedly a daughter of an investment firm agent.
Police said the death of Palas could be related to her mother’s job as a former agent of PLC investment firm, which offered high returns to investors before it went out of business in June.
“The act of violence that targeted the hapless individuals in Tagum City is barbaric, yet smacked of cowardice in view of the perpetrators’ perceived cloak of anonymity,” Rellon said.
Rellon ordered the Tagum City police to ensure that the perpetrators are caught and held liable for the crime.
“We enjoin the public to be vigilant especially during these trying times and to coordinate with the authorities in cases when information about crimes being committed or are about to be committed fall within their reach,” the mayor added. (with PNA report)
The Sunflower Garden, the newest addition to the tourism destinations in Tagum City, was inaugurated in front of the New City Hall on Nov. 12.
Already identified as the City of Parks, it is no longer a surprise that another one will rise in the capital city of Davao del Norte.
In the beginning, a temporary sunflower hill was opened for public. Surprisingly, Tagumenyos and even people from nearby towns started to frequent the place. The picture-perfect scene captivated the people’s attention and became viral on social media which sparked the idea of developing the area.
Tagum City Mayor Allan L. Rellon accompanies Rev. Fr. Reynaldo E. Biliran during the blessing and inauguration of the Sunflower Garden in front of the New City Hall of Tagum on November 12. (Carlo Abellana/CIO Tagum)
The area was planted with 8,500 yellow-corona seedless variety of sunflower with 0.3 meter distance from each hill. Life-expectancy of the said variety is only a month or approximately 30 to 35 days from the sprouting of seeds to its full maturity. The flower diameter measures around 18-21 centimetres.
During the unveiling ceremony, Mayor Allan L. Rellon said the people behind this newest attraction exhausted every means to deliver the best for Tagumenyos.
He said the city government is open for bookings of the Sunflower Garden for proposals, pre-nuptials and weddings.
Meanwhile, the city government’s Holiday Tree is slated to be lit on Nov. 18. Everyone is enjoined to witness the lighting where the department heads of the LGU will be in Disney character costumes. (JP Cordovero/CIO Tagum)