Soon to Rise DOLE Misamis Occidental Provincial Field Office building as actual construction kicks o
Oroquieta City---December 2, 2016 the day when Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office No. X’s (DOLE-X) Misamis Occidental Provincial Field Office (Mis. Occ. PFO) took a big leap for the realization of its long-sought dream as the construction of the DOLE Mis. Occ. PFO building has officially started that will stand at the City Engineer’s Office (CEO) Grounds in Upper Langcangan, this City.
“The day signified a historic moment as it marked the breakthrough for DOLE-X, embracing further its commitment to quality service to meet the increasing demands and expectations of the greater public,” DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO Head Leonardo G. Rodrigo informed.
Last March 4, 2016, the groundbreaking ceremony was graced by the former DOLE Undersecretary (USEC) Rebecca C. Chato and Assistant Secretary (ASEC) Maria Gloria A. Tango and other Regional Officials headed by RD Raymundo Agravante, City and Provincial Officials, NGO’s and many others.
As stated by USEC Chato during the ceremony, “The building is built in a very strong foundation because it is built on strong partnership. This is very rare, and does not usually happen to our other buildings since most donations include lots only.”
This dream came into reality through the earnest efforts and initiative of Rodrigo wherein his appearance and representation during the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) session was duly approved under SP Resolution No. 211-11-886 dated 3 November 2011. Later on, it was concurred and approved by Oroquieta City Mayor Jason P. Almonte.
Mayor Almonte and DOLE-X executed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) during the DOLE Mis. Occ. PFO Blessing Ceremonies last 5 June 2015, whereby the City of Oroquieta donated the said lot to DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO. The two parties then executed a
Deed of Donation over the subject lot in favor of the PFO which was duly accepted by DOLE-X Regional Director Raymundo Agravante.
In addition, the lot donated measures approximately 600 square meters (sq.m.) located at the CEO Grounds of the city.
The P2M amount for the first phase of construction taken from the 2016 budget allocation from Congressman Henry Oaminal of the 2nd District of Misamis Occidental. The said amount was already downloaded to the account of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) under the General Appropriations Act (GAA) 2016.
Also, the project has received enthusiastic support from Congressman Jorge Almonte of the 1st District of Misamis Occidental because on January 17, 2016, whereby he pledged for an additional ₱2M to augment the second phase of the building construction sourced out from his 2017 budget allocation.
Moreover, the official start of the construction was spearheaded by C.Dy Builders and General Merchandise of Ozamiz City led by Engineer Charles Dy and assisted by the Project Engineer of DPWH Eng. Ignacio A. Toquillo.
In this, Eng. Dy, guaranteed the Phase 1 building to be completed in a maximum of 90 days from 2nd of December 2016 to 2nd of March 2017.
In conclusion, Rodrigo said that this building symbolizes the solid linkage of DOLE Mis. Occ. and its funding and development partners from the public sector which has been the very foundation of the project.
End/Lorraine M. Roa/DOLE-X Mis.Occ PFO
From Left: DOLE-X Iligan Senior LEO-LLCO Paolo Cano, DOLE-X Mis. Occ. Senior LEO Rolando M. Mahusay, DOLE-X Iligan Senior LEO-LLCO Joselito Rosales, DPWH Project Engineer Eng. Ignacio A. Toquillo, DOLE-X Mis. Occ. Provincial Head Leonardo G. Rodrigo and Construction Engineer Charles Dy during the Construction Conference for the official start of the DOLE Mis. Occ. Provincial Building located at City Engineer’s Office Grounds at Oroquieta City on the 2nd of December 2016. (Photo Source: DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO)
DOLE-X staff pre-construction conference with DPWH Project Engineer Ignacio A. Toquillo, Construction Eng. Charles Dy and the City Engineer Paul Neri at the CEO Grounds, Oroquieta City on the 2nd December 2016 (Photo Source: DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO)
City Engineer’s Office Ground where DOLE-X Mis. Occ. Provincial Office soon to rise was already fenced as the construction officially starts on the 2nd of December 2016. (Photo Source: DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO)
Construction of DOLE-X Mis. Occ. Provincial Building officially started at the City Engineer’s Office Grounds on the 2nd of December 2016 (Photo Source: DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO)