Central Mindanao Newswatch – local newspaper
MALAYBALAY CITY (Jan. 28) – The Provincial Government of Bukidnon (PGB) has formally opened the rehabilitated Old Hospital Building that will house National and Provincial Offices on January 27.
Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. led PGB officials in the Blessing ceremony held after the flag-raising ceremony of the Capitol.
Engr. Albert Yulo, the provincial engineer said earlier that 16 provincial offices will occupy the rehabilitated Old Hospital.
He added that 12 national offices will also occupy the building.
Among of the national offices are the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office, Public Attorney’s Office, Bureau of Fire Protection, Social Security System, Philippine Information Agency, Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority, PNP Cyber Crime Division, Department of Health, Pag-Ibig Fund, Philhealth Corporation, Department of Social Welfare and Development Region X and Clerk of Court.
The City Prosecutor’s Office and Bukidnon Tagoloanon Mulahay ha Kabukalagan Agriculture Cooperative o BUKTAMACO will also be housing the Old Hospital Building.
Gov. Zubiri clarified earlier that occupants can utilize the building for free.
But Echavez pointed that occupants will shoulder the expenses for the furniture and fixtures, air-conditioning units and utilities such as water and power bills.
The Governor said that the building has a parking area at the back that can accommodate 142 4-wheel vehicles and 117 motorcycles for the clients and employees.
Based on data, the ground floor has 13 offices, 15 on the second floor and two on the 3rd floor.
The PGB has allocated P46.79 million in rehabilitating the Old Hospital Building. (Mel B. Madera).