TACLOBAN CITY-The Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) has opened its field service extension office in Palo, Leyte.
Undersecretary Reynaldo Mapagu, PVAO administrator, said that the opening of their extension office in Palo will further strengthen their delivery of services, especially to the veterans and their kin.
“This new facility shall serve as a hub through which we deliver the very best service to our Filipino veterans for they deserve nothing less. I enjoin Pangkat Pvao to live up to this enhanced facility and take our veteran services to the next level,” he said.
The PVAO has its office in this city.
The new building is dedicated to Col. Ruperto Kangleon who led the 3,500-strong guerilla fighters during the historic Leyte Gulf Landings on October 20, 1944.
A bas-relief depicting gallantry of Kangleon will also soon be installed at the site.
The new building will be used to house the personnel who assists in the validation process, monitoring, coordination, and other services for the veterans and pensioners residing in the region.
“With the office’s new facilities, PVAO clients can now be accommodated to a much more presentable, spacious, and secured place where they can be safely assisted for their needs and concerns,” Mapagu said.
Meanwhile, Leyte Governor Carlos Jericho Petilla hoped the new facility could provide more efficient services to the veterans.
(RONALD O. REYES)