Hundreds of Tupinian women took a one-day off, left their regular household chores at home and trooped at the Tupi Sports and Cultural Center (TSCC) to celebrate women’s strengths, resiliency, and contributions to the society, Wednesday, March 5.
Women from the fifteen (15) barangays of Tupi did not only enjoy the whole day socio-cultural activities including vocal solo competition, and modern dance competition and raffle ticket draws but given due recognition of their importance and role in the family, chosen field or career and even in over-all progress of the community.
Speaking before the gathering of Tupinian women, Board Member Ellen Grace Subere Albios cited several “Great Women” who created impact and excelled, notwithstanding, their being women, in the history and even this contemporary times.
“I challenge the women of Tupi that if we would like to see a “better” Tupi, we must do our share today”, Albios, committee on women and children welfare and family relatives said.
Mayor Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr. saluted the strengths and leadership of women saying, “Ang lakas ng pamilya ang unang nanggagaling sa ina. Ang lakas at kaunlaran ng munisipyo ay ang Kabababaihan ang pinagkukunan”.
Notable persons in the likes of Board Members Glezel Trabado Mariano and Romeo Tamayo and Municipal Councilor Roseller Tamayo likewise gave same appreciation and respect to “Juanas” who facesand overcome with their inner strengths.
This year carries the theme, “Juana ang Tatag Mo ay Tatag Natin sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong”. March is declared as Women's month per Republic Act (RA) 6949 stating March 8 of every year as National Women’s Day and Proclamation No. 224 s. 1988 declaring the first week of March each year as Women’s Week.
“Transformed Uniformed Policemen with Integrity”, acronym of TUPI, this is how PC/INSP Larry Domider Salcedo would want to establish as head of Tupi Police Station effective February 24.
Salcedo, served the Municipality of Tupi as Chief of Police way back in 2011, is now coming back, after almost two years, to carry on his desire of making Tupi a safer place to live and a business friendly municipality.
In his short message on Monday’s flag ceremony where he was officially introduced, he thanked Tupi Mayor Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr. for trusting and choosing him again to head the Tupi Police Station.
“I am here to work with you again”, cheerfully conveyed by Salcedo, a native of Banga yet considered Tupi as his second home, soliciting everybody’s involvement in local dialect “Buliganay lang kita tanan sa pagsolve sang mga problema diri Tupi”.
In an interview, Salcedo shared that the second chance given to him equated to “more responsibilities” and that he was afraid of not meeting expectations.
“I don’t want to fail my boss- the people of Tupi”, he optimistically stated adding, “ I will do my best to continue the programs I have started before and develop new ones”.
Salcedo’s top five (5) priorities, among others, were intensifying (1) Drug and Illegal Gambling Operation, (2) making extra efforts in establishing Peace & Order, (3) continue initiating monthly Tree Planting Activity, (4) conduct of Drug Symposium, and (5) BARANGAY VISITATION which imposes impression that Tupi-PNP personnel are friendly and changes stereotyping like “Policemen are frightening”.
“I would like to underscore that CRIME prevention is not just a police concern, it is EVERYONE’s business. Help us. Help your Police Force in Crime Prevention and Crime Solution.”
Fire prevention month kicks - off in the municipality as local fire officials intensifies its efforts to reach out all sectors in the municipality on how to prevent calamities brought by fire.
“Ang kaligtasan ng bawat isa laban sa mapaminsalang sunog ay nakasalalay sa ating mga kamay at kahandaan ukol dito” stressed by Fire Marshal S/INSP Maysael S. Wenceslao of Bureau of Fire Protection- Tupi on Monday convocation here, signifying the whole month of March as “Fire Prevention Month”.
According to him, the team BFP-Tupi, this year, will gear towards massive and intensified fire prevention awareness campaign through undertaking several activities to the school and community.
“There are many causes of fire like faulty electrical wirings, however, the primarily cause of such is negligence”, said by Wenceslao.
As a result, BFP-Tupi is now initiating programs such as Ugnayan sa Barangay, House-to-House Information campaign, Open House, Fire Safety and Prevention Lectures (schools and community), Distribution of Information Materials and Poster Making Contest for high school category, among others.
In March 1, the first Saturday of the month, the team started roving around the streets of the municipality utilizing the Fire Truck in the conduct of “DIANA”, broadcasting and notifying the public about the start of fire prevention month fete.
Presidential Proclamation No. 115-A declares the month of March as Fire Prevention Month. This year carries the theme “Isulong ang Kaunlaran, Sunog ay Iwasan; Kaalaman at Pag-iingat ang Kailangan”.