The soft opening of the two-story regional office building of the Professional Regulation Commission Regional Office IX at the Regional Centre, Balintawak, Pagadian City was successfully held on July 19, 2022. After more than two years of hard work, patience, and dedication, the most awaited event had finally taken place.
The occasion was graced by respected government officials, Hon. Silvestre Bello III, Chairman of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office, formerly known as the DOLE Secretary, as the guest of honor, former DOLE Undersecretary Renato Ebarle, Honorable Marianito Roque, and PRC’s top officials, Hon.Chairman Teofilo S. Pilando Jr., and Hon. Commissioner Erwin M. Enad who officiated the unveiling of the building’s marker and dedication.
Pagadian City’s local officials led by Vice Mayor Baldomero “Baleleng” Fernandez also attended the soft-opening and delivered the message of Mayor Samuel S. Co, together with City Councilors Dicky Fernandez, and Marjorie Revelo, Board Member Jun Ebarle, and other members of the 14th City Council.
This significant milestone for the Filipino professionals was made possible by the National Building Program of the Department of Public Works and Highways which started during the time of former PRC Regional Directors Efren Amatorio and Sharo B. Lo and was completed under the leadership of OIC Nora A. Siason with the full support of all the officers and employees of PRC Region IX.