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Inauguration of DOLE RO8 Building slated


Tacloban City – The DOLE Regional Office No. 8 building located at Trece Martires Street, this city will be inaugurated on Thursday, 20 October 2018 by DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III assisted by Director Yahya A. Centi, after undergoing major rehabilitations and renovation since November 2017.

A commemorative mass and blessing of the building will first be held followed by the symbolic unveiling of the commemorative plaque that contains a brief history of DOLE Region VIII. Awarding of grants and assistance to some beneficiaries of DOLE, ECC and NRCO is also scheduled during the simple program.

Many reasons prompted the regional leadership to hold an inauguration for the first time. Aside from the completion of the repairs and renovations of the building, inauguration will also be done after the successful titling of the lot donated by the Leyte Provincial Government many years back.

The donated lot with a total area of 7,176.12 square meters is now under the name of DOLE Regional Office 8 after almost ten (10) years of intensive efforts. Last December 2017, the actual title was finally handed over to DOLE RO8. 

Inauguration will also cover the adjacent DOLE RO8 Training Center which underwent vertical expansion to accommodate the Records Room on the second floor.

The newly-renovated DOLE RO8 building now houses on the first floor the DOLE-North Leyte Field Office (NLFO), Technical Support Services Division (TSSD), Office of the Assistant Regional Director and some of the attached agencies such as the Employees Compensation Commission (ECC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC). The Internal Management Services Division (IMSD), Mediation-Arbirtation and Legal Service Unit (MALSU), COA Resident Auditors and the Office of the Regional Director (ORD) occupy the second floor of the building.

It can be recalled that last November 8, 2013, the building suffered heavy damages due to super typhoon Yolanda. Through the untiring commitment of the regional leadership coupled with the aspirations and determination of all the employees of DOLE RO8, the national leadership downloaded funds for the building renovation amounting around twelve (12) million pesos.

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