ILOILO CITY, May 10 (PIA) - The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Regional Office 6 will soon have its own office building.
MGB-6 OIC-ORD Raul A. Laput spearheaded the recent groundbreaking ceremony for the edifice to be constructed at Brgy. San Pedro, Molo, Iloilo City starting this year.
The event started with a prayer by Rev. Fr. Alex Apalit who also officiated the blessing of the site and the construction project.
Laput was joined at the ceremony by Iloilo City Councilor Allan Zaldivar representing Mayor Jerry Trenas, Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Director Lea Delfinado, Engr. Maria Lucila Pinero, chief of DPWH-6 Maintenance Division, project management and staff of KRJ Construction, DENR-6 Regional Executive Director Francisco Milla, EMB-6 Regional Director Atty. Ramar Niel Pascua, and Regional Division Chiefs and support staff of MGB-6.
The MGB-6 building will be constructed on a 787-square meter lot of the city government in Brgy. San Pedro, Iloilo City through a deed of usufruct agreement.
Based on the projection of the DPWH Region 6, the MGB-6 building will be completed in three years.
MGB National Director Atty. Wilfredo Moncano congratulated the employees of MGB-6 in a video message.
According to Moncano, the start of the building construction is a vital milestone for MGB-6 after years of waiting of having their own office building.
"As we anticipate the completion of this building, may it be a source of motivation for us to further commit ourselves in fulfilling our mandate and tasks as stewards of the extractive minerals industry, and in helping communities supported by the mining sector," he said.
He also looked forward to being physically present in Iloilo to join MGB-6 in celebrating its inauguration when the right time comes.
MGB-6 limited the number of people attending the event onsite in observance of safety and health protocols due to COVID-19. Employees joined the event through live streaming on Facebook.
Laput considered it a great blessing for MGB-6 to finally start the construction of its own office and thanked everyone who made this possible. (MGB-6/PIA6/ Photo by MGB-6)