Zambo Sub-Depot to open May 25 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 May 2012 15:21

The Zamboanga City sub-depot, a government-run storehouse where cheaper but good quality office supplies will be made available for local government units in Zamboanga Peninsula and nearby areas, will formally open on May 25.

Established by the Procurement Service (PS), an attached agency to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the sub-depot will be temporarily located at the City Coliseum in Tetuan. It is a joint project of the PS, DBM and the city government of Zamboanga.

DBM Secretary Florencio Abad is expected to grace the event which will be highlighted by the signing of the memorandum of agreement by and between Sec. Abad, Mayor Celso Lobregat, Procurement Service Executive Director Atty. Estanislao Granados Jr., DBM Regional Director Nilda Cemine and City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr.

Mayor Lobregat said the Zamboanga Sub-depot will cater to the commonly used supplies and other equipment needs of local government units and national government agencies within the region and nearby areas.

Temporarily, he said, the sub-depot will be located at the City Coliseum in Tetuan until the time when the city government shall be able to establiosh a permanent place for the sub-depot which is planned to be constructed at Pettit Barracks, specifically at hte back of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP-Zamboanga Branch).

The establishment of sub-depots in the country is intended to raise compliance ot the new procurement law.

The inauguration and opening of the sub-depot in Zamboanga will be held at 10am on May 25 with Sec. Abad as guest of honor. Mayor Lobregat will welcome the guests while Atty. Granados will give the inspirational message. City Budget Officer Rodel Agbulos will introduce the guest of honor while Dir. Cemine will close the program. — Sheila Covarrubias