the marker signed by Chairman Gańgan and
Commissioners Flores and Dalman, the Commission Proper welcomes the Tahanan
clients in typical Filipino fashion, thus:
"Mabuhay. Tuloy po kayo.
Bukas ang pinto sa inyong pagdating. Ito and inyong tahanan
dito sa COA. may galak at taos-pusong naming kayong tinatanggap bilang panauhin,
kaibigan at kasambahay.
Sa loob ng tahanang ito, wala kayong dapat ipangamba. Bawat
isa sa amin ay magiging kahalili pansamantla ng inyong mga kaanak na naiwan sa
malalayong bayan. Kapiling namin kayo sa kasiyahan at katuwaan. Ituring ninyo
itong ikalawang tahanan, pag-ingatan at pagmalasakitan.
Panauhin, kaibigan, kasambahay, dito, kayo ay bahagi ng COA
Tahanan sa COA has 18 air-conditioned rooms which can
accommodate 36 guests. Each room has toilet and bath and provided with a
television set. The combined capacity of the Tahanan and the newly-renovated old
dormitory is 78 guests.
It has its own canteen and a recreation room.
For the convenience of its guests, the Tahanan has its own
intercom system connected to the various operating and support offices at the
Central Office. Payphones will be installed in the lobby.
Administrative Office Director Roberto Catli told COA News
that the Tahanan, built at a relatively low cost, is now looked upon as an
example of how a government building could be erected at reasonable cost with
proper supervision of the works.
He said Commissioner Dalman frequently cites the Tahanan sa
COA and how it was constructed and for how much, as an example for the agency
managements to follow in building their own edifice.
Dir. Catli said he is proud of Admin’s Project Management
Team (PMT) that designed and closely supervised and provided the proper
inspection services to the project which led to its early completion at a
The Project Management Team headed by Viveca Sansano is
composed of Luisito Batulan , Technical Head; Civil Engineers Mariano G.
Enriquez, Jr. and Renato M. Genoguin; and John Vincent Ambrose M. Recio and
Joseph Renante Makinano, Electrical Engineers.