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  • Writer's pictureAnnabelle Mamattong

First Provincial PIA building in the country inaugurated in Kalinga

Updated: Nov 21, 2022

Tabuk City, Kalinga – After 35 years of operating without a permanent office, the Philippine Information Agency-Kalinga has finally got its two-story structure at Purok 6, Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga.

The Department of Public Works and Highways-Cordillera (DPWH-CAR) has turned over the said building to PIA-Kalinga this Friday, November 18, 2022.

The new building is said to be the first constructed PIA provincial office in the country.

The PIA-Kalinga new building was erected in the 1,200 square meter area of the Kalinga government donated by former Governor Atty. Lawrence Wacnang.

The construction of said edifice was funded under the General Appropriation Act 2021 with a total funding of P 9, 699, 306. It was implemented by DPWH Lower Kalinga District Engineering Office headed by District Engr. Ruby Uyam.

During the turnover ceremony, Helen Tibaldo, Regional Director of PIA-CAR expressed her gratitude to the public officials who put into their priority on the construction of the PIA building.

She then assured that the building will not only serve as an office but also as a public information center for the people.

“This office will not only serve as PIA-Kalinga office, but a people’s information center and a communication hub for our media partners and government information officers to provide timely, accurate, and responsive information and communication towards development and progress of communities and provinces,” the Regional Director said.

Congressman Allen Jessie Mangaoang, meantime, acknowledged the importance of PIA for keeping constituents informed on the program of the government. He then appealed to media practitioners to use their power to promote and produce reliable sources of information that may influence the public for the common good.

The event was graced by Helen Tibaldo, Regional Director of PIA-CAR, Provincial Governor of Kalinga James Edduba, OIC-District Engineer, DPW-LKDEO, and PIA regional staff.


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