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MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, August 1 (PIA) -- The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has opened its procurement service outlet in this province and housed inside the provincial engineering office compound.

In a blessing ceremony two weeks ago, DBM Regional Director Imelda Laceras was grateful to the present administration of Gov. Roger Mercado and the provincial Board Members for allowing the DBM to have a store in the province, reported Diego Dain Credo, provincial Media Consultant, reported.

She recalled there were three previous attempts to have the outlet opened and this year was lucky enough for the Governor made sure it can happen and it did happen, Credo quoted the DBM Regional head as saying.

Offices and employees will find ease and comfort with the DBM depot, as prices are 30% to 40% lower than those in commercial outlets, with the same quality of supplies.

Credo reported that the provincial government will also be benefitted, inasmuch as one-third of the depot's gains on its sales will be shared with the provincial local government unit.

For now, the DBM depot is managed by Provincial Administrator Jesse Quilantang together with the personnel of the Provincial Budget Office led by OIC Budget Officer Sylvia Toredes, Credo also said.