by Flor Jackson
Naval, Biliran (November 26) — Procurement of office supplies, devices, office equipment and other office needs of the national government agencies, schools and the local government units (LGUs) is now made easier, faster and at low cost as the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) opened its Procurement Service (PS) Sub-Depot in the province of Biliran yesterday in simple ceremonies held at the Provincial Capitol Showroom, Capitol Compound in Naval, Biliran.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally open the Sub-Depot was led by Atty. Estanislao Granados, Jr., Executive Director of the Procurement Services in Manila who was the guest of honor, Director Imelda Laceras of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Region 8 who is also the Depot Supervisor of the PS Depot in the region and Biliran Governor Rogelio J. Espina.
The opening program was attended by the municipal mayors in the province, heads of NGAs, heads of schools, bank officials, provincial capitol employees and other local government officials in the province.
In his welcome address during the opening program, Gov. Espina expressed his thanks and appreciation to the DBM through Director Laceras for opening the PS Sub-Depot in the province of Biliran saying that this will truly cater to the needs of the intended clients to include the government workers.
He added that because of the low prices offered by the sub-depot, this will help save money on common items purchased especially on the part of the government workers.
Gov. Espina happily announced that the PS Biliran Sub-Depot is the 2nd sub-depot to be opened in the entire Eastern Visayas and the 8th in the whole country.
He encouraged all NGAs, the local government units, government workers and other target clientele to make their purchases with the PS sub-depot in the province and avail of the low prices offered in all items. However, he said, sale must be regulated so that the benefits will really go to the intended purpose of helping offices and government workers.
Atty. Estanislao Granados, Jr. who delivered his inspirational message for the occasion bared that they will open PS sub-depots in 82 provinces all over the country.
“As of now, we have 74 PS sub-depots more to be opened until the end of 2010 and this is one way of bringing the services of the PS closer to the people down to the barangays”, he said.
He added that there are some 300 items of common use now available for sale at the PS Sub-Depot. These include office supplies, office devices, electrical supplies and accessories, janitorial supplies, computer supplies which include inks, toners, ribbons; and the common office equipment such as computers, printers, calculators, photocopiers, air conditioners, fax machines and furnitures and many more.
For her part, Director Imelda Laceras who declared the PS Biliran Sub-Depot open for business effective today, November 25, 2008 informed the guests and visitors present during the occasion that they are ready to supply the needs of their clients in Biliran province which can be coursed through the sub-depot personnel.
Before she made the final word of her closing remarks, she announced that as an opening promotion of the sub-depot here in Biliran, the first 20 clients who will make a purchase of P5,000-worth of the common items will get one free computer printer.
The PS Biliran Sub-Depot is conveniently located at the Capitol Showroom, Capitol Compound near the main highway going downtown Naval. (PIA-Biliran)