Sarangani builds multi-million legislative building

07 Mar 2017
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ALABEL, Sarangani (March 7, 2017) – Officials broke ground on Friday (March 3) for the three-storey Sarangani legislative building to be built at the Capitol grounds.

This came shortly after the Department of Public Works and Highways awarded the P10-million budget last week to the winning bidder to set off the construction.

Vice Governor Elmer de Peralta said the provincial government has a counterpart of P10 million.

Sarangani Lone District Rep. Ruel Pacquiao also committed P20 million while Senator Manny Pacquiao has reportedly vouched to fund around P30 million for the project.

The projected total cost for the legislative building would run from P70 million to P80 million until its completion in 2019.

Rep. Pacquiao said the project was as fulfillment of his promise “to bring in more infrastructure development” to Sarangani to speed up progress here.

Aside from this, Pacquiao reported that P1.2 billion have been earmarked for the construction of classrooms under the Basic Facilities Education Fund, P200 million for the completion of Sarangani Provincial Hospital, P100 million for the rehabilitation of sports complex and around P4 billion for road improvements, construction of new health centers, water systems, and other multi-purpose buildings.

Rep. Pacquiao said all these are set to address the “social and health needs” of Sarangans.

The legislative building, he said, would be “an added inspiration in crafting relevant and effective legislations for the province” as he reminded public officials that the cornerstone of public office is the “trust and confidence of the people.”

Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon also conveyed high hopes that this project would help realize the provincial government’s vision towards a sustainable agro economy in a God-centered governance.

De Peralta said the building would contribute in the “deliverance of efficient and effective public service” for Sarangani board members by giving them a more “feel at home” environment as well as their clients and guests.

It would be an energy-conserving, ergonomically and neo classical-designed structure that mirrors the JLC or the Capitol Building.

It has a total land area of 2,840 square meters, with a floor area of 3,436 sq. meters and 425-sq. meter parking lot to accommodate 25 vehicles.

The 300-sq. meter session hall will be located in the second floor that can accommodate 100 persons. De Peralta mentioned also a library and museum as among the special features of the building. (Beverly C. Paoyon/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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