CITY of BALANGA, Bataan – The Provincial Government of Bataan together with MTD Phils. Inc. and Mercado Builders and Development Corporation held the topping-off ceremony of The Bunker today, July 17, 2017, at the capitol compound, this City.
Present in the event were Cong. Joet Garcia, Gov. Abet Garcia, Vice Gov. Cris Garcia, Mr. Isaac David (Chairman, MTD Phils. Inc.), Mayor Ace Jello Concepcion of Mariveles, Mayor Jopet Inton of Hermosa, Mayor Bondjong Pascual of Orani, Vice Mayor Robert Roque of Limay, Mayor Gene Dela Fuente of Samal, SP Board Members, PGB department heads, and other visitors from different agencies who all participated in the pouring of the concrete on the roof of the building.
“Topping-off is parang commemorating a milestone kung saan tapos na po ang structure, yung last pouring of the concrete sa bubong, at interior na lang po,” Gov. Abet explained in his short message.
Here in the Philippines, we are not used to this kind of event, what we often celebrate is the groundbreaking and blessing of a newly-constructed building. But today, before even The Bunker officially completes its full structure, the topping-off ceremony is something to be celebrated. “This government one-stop shop is designed to give the utmost convenience to our taxpayers,” Gov. Abet assures us Bataeños.