(NEW FLEET. Gov. Susan Yap and Vice Gov. Carlito “Casada” David with PEPO head Engr. Raymundo Cancio, Rev. Fr. Jun Paragas and PEO head Engr. Manuel Bacani during the blessing of the newly acquired heavy equipment.)
THE Provincial Government of Tarlac has acquired a fleet of brand new heavy equipment to be used in the construction and quick response needs of Provincial Engineer’s Office [PEO].
The heavy equipment, acquired through a P300-million loan from the Land Bank of the Philippines consists of three Komatsu backhoes, two Komatsu bulldozers, two Komatsu pay loaders, One Bumag vibratory roller, two Komatsu motor grader, two Hidromek backhoe loader and three Hino tipper truck.
Still pending for delivery are eight 10-wheeler and four six wheeler dump trucks, three transit mixers, one prime mover and one forward truck with boom. The new heavy equipment will be housed at the Provincial Equipment Pool Office [PEPO].
In Governor Susan Yap’s message she said that the new heavy equipment fleet will serve to augment the needs of the 17 municipalities and lone city of the province.
“We have to be proud of your commitment and will to serve our people. I believe that you can take good care of the equipment that we have right now as these are the fruit of all our sweat, blood and tears,” she said in the vernacular adding that the PEO and PEPO are an integral part in the development of the province.
For his part, Vice Governor Carlito “Casada” David appealed to PEO and PEPO drivers and operators to take good care of the heavy equipment.
“Take good care of the equipment. Our drivers and operators underwent a seminar so that they are adept on how to take care of these multi-million peso assets. Congratulations to all of you,” David said likewise in the vernacular.
PEPO head Engr. Raymundo Cancio, driver leader Garry Arciaga and heavy equipment operator leader Augusto Dimatulac also delivered their messages.
The heavy equipment were unveiled last July 31 at the PEO compound with top officials of the provincial government in attendance. The blessing of the equipment was led by Rev. Fr. Jun Paragas.