Dumanjug execs to construct gov’t center, name it after late governor Pablo Garcia

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THE Municipal Government of Dumanjug town, southwestern Cebu has secured the Cebu Provincial Government’s commitment to fund its new government center, which will be built in honor of the late Cebu governor and congressman Pablo “Pabling” Garcia.

Dumanjug Mayor Efren “Gungun” Gica told reporters Tuesday, July 12, 2022, that the government center will serve as a one-stop-shop for all government transactions.

He said he raised the proposal to Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, Pablo’s daughter, during their meeting Monday, July 11 and she vowed to fund the project.

“Ang lungsod maoy nagplano maghimo, unya si Governor Gwen maoy -- sa akong pagsabot -- siya maoy mogasto o mo-fund sa maong building,” said Gica.

(The municipality planned the construction of the building, and Governor Gwen -- to my understanding -- will fund it.)

He said the government center will be named Pablo Paras Garcia Building, in honor of the former governor and congressman who died at the age of 95 on Aug. 18, 2021.

Gica added that they have been planning on building the government center since 2017, but the budget for it was realigned due to several calamities that hit Cebu.

The government center will be built in Barangay Poblacion in Dumanjug, near the Dumanjug Police Station.

The building will be three storeys high, with an area of about 1,800 square meters per storey.

He said they are still looking at how much the project will cost.

“We are still coordinating with Provincial Engineering for the construction and plan’s completion. What we presented (to Governor Garcia) was only a perspective and floor plan,” he added.

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