TACLOBAN CITY-The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) accepted the parcel of agricultural land donated by the municipal government of Balangkayan, Eastern Samar during a ceremonial signing of the deed of donation held 19 March 2024.

Among those who attended the event were PSA Regional Director Wilma Perante, representing National Statistician and Civil Registrar General Usec. Claire Dennis Mapa, and Mayor Edith Anne Basco.

During the event, Mayor Basco expressed that the donation of the 1,596 sq. meters lot located at Sitio Sabang, Barangay 2 is a pivotal move to make the services of PSA Eastern Samar more accessible not only to the residents of the municipality but to the people of the entire province.

She stressed that PSA shall have the exclusive use in relation to the performance of its governmental functions.

On the other hand, Perante conveyed her sincerest appreciation for the earnest effort and generosity of the municipal government of Balangkayan as this signals for more persistent lobbying for budget support from the Regional Development Council (RDC) needed for the proposed construction of the PSA-owned office building.

The PSA field office is presently located at J.B. Japson Building circumferential road, Brgy. Balud, Borongan City.