Cot Gov Taliño-Mendoza to deliver SOPA Tuesday By Jimmy Sta. Cruz PGO Media Center

SOPA 2016AMAS, Kidapawan City (Mar 11) – Cotabato Provincial Governor Emmylou “Lala” J. Taliño-Mendoza will deliver her State of the Province Address (SOPA) on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 9:30AM during the 125th Regular Session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Cotabato at the Pres. Roxas municipal gymnasium.


Gov Taliño-Mendoza is set to lay down all the accomplishments of her administration for 2015 in his second term as governor, as well as the plans and programs for the current year where for her third term, she is expected to carry on with her projects anchored on the advocacy of “Serbisyong Totoo”.

The governor will deliver in summary the accomplishments of her administration to include financial management, infrastructure development, socio-cultural development, agricultural and economic development, public safety and other significant developments that transpired during last year.

Along with these developments, Gov Taliño-Mendoza is anticipated to enunciate the reforms and changes as well as the enhancements made to the health, education, economic, agriculture, and peace and order agenda of the provincial government among others.

Officials from national line agencies, Non-Government Organization, Peoples Organization, provincial and municipal officials of the 17 towns and one component city in Cotabato, business, academe, agriculture, different organizations and thousands of constituents are expected to witness the significant event.

Moreover, Gov Taliño-Mendoza is also expected to report the noteworthy implementations of projects and first rate performance of the provincial government which resulted to numerous recognitions, awards and credits such as the Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping, Child-Friendly Local Governance Seal of the Dept of Local Government Unit (DILG), Gawad Saka of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Kabalikat Awards of the TESDA and other outstanding achievements.

“These recognitions affirm our performances in the last six years where we have instituted changes and reforms along with development and stability all in the advocacy of “Serbisyong Totoo”.

She said that the province’s “Serbisyong Totoo” complements the “Daang Matuwid” advocacy of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino, Jr. and both have brought genuine change and improvement to the lives of Filipinos.

“Our gains are the results of the genuine implementation of the programs anchored on these two advocacies”, added Gov Taliño-Mendoza.

In her SOPA, the governor will also underline the initiatives and measures of the provincial government to ensure that the basic services are delivered to the people and that all strategies and policies of her administration are pro-people and will uplift the living conditions of her constituents.

She is also anticipated to emphasize the fruitful coordination and strong relations between the Provincial Government of Cotabato and the national government through the concerned government agencies.

It will also be covered live on air by leading radio stations all over the Province of Cotabato so as to reach out to as many people residing in the different municipalities and lone city.

A holy mass will take place at the Sta. Catalina Parish, Poblacion, Pres. Roxas at 8AM before the opening of the 125th SP regular session presided by Vice Gov. Greg “Dodong” Ipong and will formally give way for Gov Taliño-Mendoza to deliver her SOPA. (JIMMY STA. CRUZ with reports from RANDY I. PATCHES-PGO Media Center)