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Sarangani inaugurates newly-refurbished PSG building and Capitol welcome arch

ALABEL, Sarangani (May 17, 2022) – Some provincial heads and officials led the blessing and ceremonial turnover of the newly-refurbished Provincial Security Group (PSG) building and Capitol welcome arch on May 4.

Some P4.7 million were used for the renovation of the PSG building which fund was allotted from the 20% development fund of the Annual Investment Program (AIP) for the calendar years 2020 and 2021.

The said infrastructure is a 2-storey building with a watchtower in a “classic massive” design to complement the Capitol building.

According to Chief Security Officer Jaime Tabucon, the new PSG building is “a reminder to effectively and efficiently perform the duties of the provincial security personnel as brother’s keepers of the Capitol.”

The construction of its Phase I has a total cost of P3.5 million which was initiated in March 2020 and was completed in November 2021. Its Phase II has a total amount of P1.2 million which construction started in December 2021 and was completed in February 2022. The new PSG building has also allotted an office set to be used by the marine reservists from Capitol.

The construction of the Capitol’s welcome arch, on the other hand, has a total amount of P2.5 million which fund was sourced from the 20% development fund of the AIP for the calendar years 2020 and 2021. Its construction commenced in November 2020 and was fully completed in February 2022.

Tabucon expressed his gratitude to all the provincial officials headed by Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, Vice Governor Elmer De Peralta and Congressman Ruel Pacquiao together with all the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members for collaborating in order to achieve the “new look” of the PSG building and for the construction of the Capitol's welcome arch.

Tabucon also mentioned that aside from granting them a renovated office building, the PSG has also received a brand-new transport vehicle and motorcycle which he said were “a very big help” in executing their duties in and outside the Capitol.

The construction of the said infrastructure projects was made possible through the help and supervision of the provincial engineering office headed by Provincial Engineer Jerry Belbider.

“Indeed, when it rains it pours," Tabucon said

"Sabay-sabay namo ni nadawat tanan karong tuiga nga nagpasabot lang nga ang provincial security group has already taken off og nahimo nag mainstream sa Sarangani LGU as far as the security services is concerned sa atong Capitol,” he added.

Tabucon also urged his fellow men and women in uniform to “take care” of the projects entrusted to them.

“Let us maintain this building, especially its cleanliness as it serves as the show window and first impression of every visitor who will be coming here to the Capitol,” said Tabucon. During the event, Assistant Provincial Administrator for operations Engr. Gerald Faciol formally turned over the key of responsibility to Tabucon.

Also present during the ceremony were Board Members Joseph Calanao, Ephraim Galzote and Jose Tranquilino Ruiz who each expressed their commendations for the great job being performed by the staff of the PSG. (Joshua John S. Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

Photo by Martin Fernando Bernad Jr. taken during the blessing and turnover ceremony of the new PSG building and welcome arch on May 4.

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