Officials and personnel of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Bohol vowed to improve their services as they moved to the newly built, single-storey provincial office building in Tagbilaran City.
DILG 7 Director Leocadio Trovela said that the P4-million newly inaugurated DILG-Bohol office is now located in a city government-owned lot at Rajah Sikatuna Avenue in Barangay Dampas, Tagbilaran City.
“We recognize your efforts… This is a day of gratitude,” Trovela said during the ribbon cutting ceremony as he congratulated the provincial office on their new home.
The DILG regional director hoped that that the new building would create more good memories than the old one while commending the people who made the project possible.
DILG-Bohol Director Johnjoan Mende thanked the people behind the new development including the neighboring government offices for their helping hands.
“I also thank Gov and SP (Sangguniang Panlalawigan) of the Province of Bohol for allowing us to use the old office, to the City of Tagbilaran for the new space, and the DILG regional office for the full support,” Mende said.
“With this new facility, we will do our best to improve our services,” he added.
Meanwhile, Bohol Provincial Governor Edgar Chatto thanked DILG for its projects and programs with “immeasurable impact” to the Boholanos.
He recalled the rehabilitation program extended by DILG after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that severely affected the province in October 2013.
“I did not find it difficult to manage the province because of the support of DILG… DILG transformed itself into a different type of agency for helping during the rehabilitation, going beyond its mandate just to help us recover,” Chatto said.
Leading the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new office building were RD Trovela, PD Mende, Gov. Chatto, and Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell “Baba” Yap.
Also gracing the activity were DILG field officers and officials of the Philippine National Police and the Bureau of Fire Protection in the province.