By Betheena Kae Unite
A P15-million clubhouse, P20-million transient quarters building, and P15-million multi-purpose building that will boost the country’s military infrastructure are under construction inside Camp Tecson in San Miguel, Bulacan, the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) announced Wednesday.
The three buildings are expected to be completed before the year ends, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said as he led the inspection of the construction sites on Wednesday.
“The implementation of this multi-facility project is in fulfillment of our goal to provide our soldiers quality facilities that will be of significant help to their daily routine. It is the least we can do to honor the risk they go through everyday just to keep conflict-ridden areas in peace and order,” Villar said.
He added that the projects are part of Camp Tecson’s modernization of facilities to boost training and operations of scout rangers. Camp Tecson is the home of the First Scout Ranger Regiment (FSSR), which has been recognized for their role in the Zamboanga Siege in 2013 and Marawi Crisis in 2017.
The FSSR is a unit of the Philippine Army specializing in anti-guerrilla jungle warfare, raids, ambushes, close quarters combat, urban warfare, and sabotage.
Meanwhile, the Bulacan 2nd district engineering office of the DPWH proposed more components for the project which are currently under review, Villar said.
The district office is seeking approval for the construction of an additional administrative liaison building, a one-storey ten-door women’s barracks, additional parking bays, a multi-purpose building, and the continuation of the improvement of perimeter roads.
A P21-million rehabilitation of the camp’s perimeter road through asphalt overlaying was completed earlier.