TAGUM CITY—The Meditation House located inside the premises of the government center of Tagum City was finally opened to the public last April 28, 2019 upon the conduct of a dedication service.
The 8 million-peso building which began construction last March 8, 2018, and ended last April 26, 2019, is divided into two spaces to cater to the Christian and Islam believers and will serve as a peaceful area to contemplate and pray.
The meditation house is constructed in accordance to the EAGLE WINGS agenda of the current administration which aims to promote the holistic development of Tagumenyos where they can exercise their faith and belief.
“The goal of this project is to promote God-centeredness in the lives of the citizenry for we envision empowered Tagumenyos enjoying a better quality of life in the liveable society through good governance under the guidance of the Divine Providence,” Mayor Allan Rellon said in his speech.
The religious service which was headed by Rev. Renato P. Combatir was immediately followed by a wedding ceremony which was the first event to be ever conducted in the building.
The building is expected to cater to more or less 3,057 employees and officials of the city government and an average of 153 couples availing the Kasalan ng Bayan every year.
The activity was also attended by city councilors, department and division heads, and other employees.
Meanwhile, a blessing of the Meditation House is also set to be separately conducted by the Tribal and Muslim communities of Tagum in the future. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum
Mayor Allan L. Rellon shares the importance of the Meditation House located at the back of city hall in professing one’s faith. He believes that a Tagumenyo should be able to contemplate and pray to have a peaceful mind that in turn can make him/her a productive citizen of the country. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum
The construction of the Mediation House began last March 8, 2018 and ended on April 26, 2019. The project costs 8 million pesos which is part of the Development Bank of the Philippines loan amounting to 680 million pesos. After the dedication service last April 28, the said building is now open for all citizens. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum
The cutting of the ribbon is headed by Mayor Allan L. Rellon and 1st councilor Atty. Eva Lorraine Estabillo together with the city councillors and attended by department and division heads, city employees, and the people of Tagum. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum
A wedding ceremony opens the Meditation House which furthers the blessing of the building. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum