SSS, other public offices to move in renovated hospital building
MALAYBALAY CITY (BukidnonNews.Net/13 February 2020) The Social Security System is among national and local agencies that have been allotted space in the former Bukidnon Provincial Hospital (BPH)’s rehabilitated building, which the provincial government formally opened on January 27.
Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. led provincial government officials in the blessing rites after the Monday flag raising ceremony at the Capitol.
Engr. Albert Yulo, provincial engineer, said a total of 12 national government agencies and 16 provincial offices will occupy the rehabilitated building.
An official of SSS-Valencia, however, clarified that they plan to set up a service office in the building and not a full branch. He said although it is not yet final, the usual service office can offer receiving and query transactions. Last year, SSS-Valencia relocated from the old CAP Building to a mall in the city.
SSS-Valencia could not yet give a target date when to open the Malaybalay office because they are yet to provide their national office with a copy of the legal document from the Provincial Government.
The other national offices allotted with space in the building include the Department of Justice’s 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 locate in the building.
Gov. Zubiri clarified earlier that use of the space is free of charge.
Hansel Echavez, head of the Public Affairs, Information and Assistance, however, said the occupants will shoulder water and electricity bills and other fixtures.
He added that building occupants will have to enter into usufruct agreement with the provincial government.
The governor said the building’s parking area can accommodate 142 four-wheel vehicles and 117 motorcycles for clients and employees.
Based on a list, the ground floor can accommodate 13 offices, the second floor 15 and top floor, two. The PGB spent P46.79 million in rehabilitating the Old BPH Building. (Mel B. Madera/BukidnonNews.Net)
Photo: Facade of the Rehabilitated former BPH Building as seen from the Capitol Grounds in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, Philippines/BukidnonNews.Net