TALAKAG - the etymology of which came from the Bisayan dialect LAKAG meaning "to go after” or
“follow in pursuit” and the prefix TA denoting “fondness in doing such”.
In other words, Talakag means “fondness in giving pursuit”.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Army General Drops in Talakag (Literally)


I heard this loud roaring sound hovering too close for comfort.  Then out of the blue, I saw this helicopter right above our roof.  I thought it must be a VIP.  I grabbed my camera and ran out to follow where it’s headed.
Army General Tamsi drops (literally) in Talakag plaza by helicopter (that is courtesy of Alvarez I was told).  He was welcomed by Mayor-elect Vergito Factura.  The plaza was surrounded by armed soldiers and Talakag’s own PNP and Rescue team, keeping the crowd in control.  From what I gathered, the General (who's just been to see President-elect Rodrigo Duterte) was on his way to meet with the Muslim community of Talakag and relay a message of assurance that although they’re a minority, Duterte hasn't forgetten them.  What a lovely gesture!

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Talakag's Elected Officials 2016 Proclaimed

The long wait is over!  The 2016 election results for Talakag have now been finalised and endorsed.  The newly elected officials were proclaimed late this afternoon.

Photos from LGU Talakag, Bukidnon Facebook page

Mayor  FACTURA, VERGITO (BPP)
Vice Mayor  NOBLE, AMADO JR (BPP)
Sangunniang Bayan Members: 
CEDEÑO, MARIO (UNA)
LAGUYAN, ENGRACIO (IND)
PACUÑO, ABDON (BPP)
TIANZON, ROMEO SR (BPP)
SULATAN, RENATO JR (UNA)
MONJE, ANGELO (BPP)
SABANG, YOLANDA (UNA)
TAQUEBAN, CARLOS (BPP)
 
Congratulations!

Monday, 9 May 2016

Election Watch – Talakag 2016

The voting is over and done when the polling stations closed at 5:00pm today.  However, it’s going to be a long night of waiting for the official election results in Talakag.  It’s a long-drawn process as we await the return of ballot boxes, printouts, machines and sim cards from all the barangays to the Sanguniang Bayan Building where the overall results will be totalled.

Printing the results at the polling station.
A copy of the printout is displayed outside the polling station.
A partial printout from one of the polling stations in Barangay 2
Transport carrying the ballot boxes, machines, etc arrives.
Ballot boxes, machines, etc being carried inside the SB Building.
Report & turnover to the Comelec Officials
Turnover of simcards to Comelec Officials
Simcards handed over for transmission.
Results from simcards uploaded as shown on screen.
Results simultaneously being shown on the big screen in front of the SB Building
More results waiting to be processed.
And here's more in the cue.
The crowd outside are eagerly & patiently waiting for the final results.
In the meantime, feel free to also check this LINK from GMA News Online for Talakag results as they come in.