“Sa lahat ng aking napuntahan for records disposal, itong Province of Pangasinan ang pinaka-organized at synchronized and I truly commend its provincial government.”
This was underscored by a representative of the National Archives of the Philippines (NAP) to the Province of Pangasinan for its strict compliance in records safekeeping and legal records disposal during the conduct of the 6th Batch of Synchronized Disposal of Valueless Records on October 16 at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC) Gymnasium.
“Napakaganda ng mga programa ng Provincial Government of Pangasinan sa pamumuno ni Gov. Espino,” NAP Representative Jhoana Marie M. Ong added.
The disposal of records was made possible with the supervision of Ong together with Danilyn Reyes, the official buyer of disposed records.
According to Provincial Records Management Improvement Committee (PRMIC) Over-All Program Director & Provincial Archives and Records Center (PARC) OIC Irmina B. Francisco, the Province of Pangasinan under the administration of Governor Amado I. Espino III is a consistent compliant to all the policies of the National Government. One of the goals of PARC is the effective management of the records center as well as the legal disposal of valueless records.
“Si Gov. Espino ay compliant sa lahat ng policies ng ating government and one of the policies is at least to have our records center and records room convenient for its users. At the same time, it was discussed in the National Archives of the Philippines (NAP) Act that records that are no longer in use should be disposed and it should be disposed legally with the approval of the NAP. May proseso ito at hindi basta-basta magtatapon,” said Dr. Francisco.
The PARC chief also expressed her gratitude to the NAP for always supporting the Pangasinan Provincial Government throughout the years.
The disposal involved the participation of the following offices and hospitals: Provincial Governor’s Office (PGO), Provincial Budget Office (PBO), Provincial Library Office (PLO), Provincial Social Wefare and Development Office (PSWDO), Human Resource Management and Development Office (HRMDO), Provincial Engineering Office (PEO), Provincial Veterenary Office (PVO), Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (PTCAO), Capitol Resort Hotel (CRH), Provincial Employment Services Office (PESO), Lingayen District Hospital (LDH), Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH), Western Pangasinan District Hospital (WPDH), Mapandan Community Hospital (MapCH), Manaoag Community Hospital (ManCH), Bayambang District Hospital (BDH), Umingan Community Hospital (UCH), and Eastern Pangasinan District Hospital (EPDH).
From the 11 offices, a total of 1,787 kg. of records were disposed. Meanwhile, the eight hospitals accumulated a total of 4,053 kg. of documents resulting to an overall total of 5,840 kg. The funds collected from the sale of the disposed records will then be handed to the Provincial Treasury Office.
The NAP originally approved the disposal schedule on October 12, 2021. However, due to the flooding in the province caused by Typhoon Maring, the synchronized disposal of valueless records was rescheduled on October 16.