Davao Norte governor RDR introduces newest infra legacy

aug 29, 2014

Governor Rodolfo del Rosario has bequeathed another lasting legacy to the big, beautiful province of Davao del Norte with the rise of the new, elegant and homely Provincial General Services Offices (PGSO) Building, his newest throughout his long stint of excellently working as the governor. 
 
The last-termer governor, who will turn 80 years old by Monday, had completed in the recent years notable infrastructure projects like the provincial sports complex, gym, separate buildings for provincial health and disaster risk reduction offices, pasalubong center, Bulwagan ng Kapitolyo and the Tahanan ng Gobernador.
 
He’s been close to four decades serving in elective post in various capacities starting as assemblyman during Marcos time.
 
“It’s a dream come true. It’s an office with home ambiance,” says PGSO department head Sammy Sanchez. 
 
The two-storey building, worth about P7 million, now ostensibly stands southwest of the Capitol compound in Mankilam, Tagum City.
 
It was inaugurated just last August 18, and on the same day, the PGSO people transferred to their exquisite and modern official work station.
 
It is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies such as CCTV system, intercom and internet connectivity. It is an online office, just right in t the digital age, for the being the provincial government’s arm engaged in procurement.
 
If one gets there now, he gets unmistakable cozy feeling and good vibes ooze everywhere inside just as PGSO employees get a high motivation to work and exceed their performance targets. 
 
There’s a welcoming small garden at the left when you set foot on the first level, below the flight of stairs made of narra. Upstairs, a small waiting lobby with the office’s bulletin standing on natured wood carving, and a minimalist yet striking wall decor beside the glass door can impress clients and visitors over the impact of the combined ambiance.
 
The half-cubicle partitions give ease for employees to coordinate each other as clerical and staff works can be seen by standing. It has fresh rest and washing rooms for male and female akin to those in posh hotels. There’s small altar there. 
 
Foremost, its conference room with cushion seats and speakers is superb, where a small conference can be held. It serves for multiple functions, not just for the biddings. The dining room on the ground level is spacious for those bringing baons for their lunch and snacks.  
 
The building houses all the PGSO’s divisions including the civil security unit, and importantly, it is attached to its warehouse.  
Eleven years ago, Sanchez dreamed to have a separate PGSO office to be attached to PGSO warehouse. 
 
“It’s in the warehouse where I have great responsibility,” he said in an interview last Tuesday.
 
 The warehouse is where the provincial government’s supplies and other valuable properties already purchased are stockpiled. 
For 11 years, the PGSO had then been holding office at the second level, near the center-right wing of the main Capitol building.
 
The funding which realized the new building was included in the 2014 General Fund Annual Budget as authorized under the Provincial Appropriation Ordinance No. 2013-005. 
 
It took only five months and 28 days for the building to be completed since Day 1 of the construction period.
 
And just how the PGSO’s new home gets to motivate now its usual busy-body workers? They come early, eager to work. Among those having no dates and kids at home, often they work beyond 5 P.M. 
 
“It’s nice place, and everybody is welcome to visit us. We thank so much the Governor for this,” adds Sanchez, who conceptualized and designed the building, that’s certainly comes up now to be an additional pride of the whole Provincial Government of Davao del Norte. (Rural Urban News/Cha Monforte)
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