From L-R: Hon. Ephraim Galzote, Sarangani Board Member; Hon. Elizardo Hinoctan, Maribulan Barangay Captain; Ar. Patrick Tan, PC Tan Architects & Associates Principal Architect, Designer of APSSC; Lilibeth Salarda, Alabel Municipal Administrator; Rosie Dominguez, Alsons Dev Executive Vice President; Atty. Grace Tobias Fernandez, Asst. Provincial Administrator; Alejandro Alcantara, Alcantara Group Director; Hon. Vic Paul Salarda, Alabel Mayor; Miguel Dominguez, Alsons Dev Director; PCol. Deanry Francisco, PNP Provincial Director; and Supt. Reginald Legaste, Sarangani Provincial Fire Marshal breaks ground on what’s to become the Alabel Public Safety and Security Complex.
Alabel, Sarangani, 8 September 2023—Alsons Development and Investment Corporation (Alsons Dev), in partnership with the Municipal Government of Alabel, breaks ground for the Alabel Public Safety and Security Complex, the first integrated emergency response center in SOCCSKSARGEN that combines three government support facilities: a police station, a fire substation, and a satellite emergency operations center, in one address.
Located within Avia Estate, a new master-planned, mixed-use township developed by Alsons Dev in Alabel, Sarangani, the 1,800-sqm complex is a collaborative project between the real estate firm and the Alabel LGU. The initiative aims to enhance safety, uphold law and order, and bring emergency services closer to the residents of Alabel and neighboring communities. The facility will be constructed by Alsons Dev and donated to the Alabel LGU, who will then turn over the operations of the police and fire stations to the Philippine National Police and Bureau of Fire Protection, respectively. The satellite emergency operations center will be operated by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, overseen by the Alabel LGU.
Miguel A. Dominguez, representing Alsons Dev and the Alcantara Group, emphasized the importance of their companies being responsible community members. “We believe in serving not only our customers but also making a positive impact on the larger community.”
The groundbreaking coincides with Alabel’s 52nd Foundation Anniversary and the 22nd Kasadyaan Festival of the municipality of Alabel. Alabel Mayor Vic Paul Salarda and Alsons Dev officials led the groundbreaking ceremony, with the presence of local dignitaries such as Sarangani Congressman Steve Solon and Governor Ruel Pacquiao, among others.
The Alabel Public Safety and Security Complex will be the first integrated emergency response center in SOCCSKSARGEN that combines three government support facilities: a police station, a fire substation, and a satellite emergency operations center, in one address.
“The Alabel Safety and Security Complex is a manifestation of our festival theme of celebrating progress, economic development, abundance, cultural diversity, and excellence,” said Mayor Vic Paul Salarda. “By working closely with private entities like Alsons Dev, we are able to improve the lives of our residents. We are grateful for partnerships that enable us to better serve the people.”
The Alabel Public Safety and Security Complex will be the second integrated emergency response facility constructed and donated by Alsons Dev to the local government. In 2016, Alsons Dev turned over the Public Safety and Security Complex in Northtown to the City Government of Davao City.
Hon. Ruel Pacquiao, Governor of Sarangani, expressed gratitude, saying, “We appreciate Alsons Dev’s contribution to the province. We are confident that this partnership will lead to many opportunities that will put Sarangani on the map as a dynamic growth hub.”
A subsidiary of the Alcantara Group, one of the largest Filipino-owned conglomerates with over 60 years of experience and 20 major companies in various industries, Alsons Dev has long been a trusted partner for the growth in Southern Mindanao. Its property developments have become synonymous with quality in Davao City, where it has established a solid record of building top-notch residential and commercial projects.
Earlier this year, Alsons Dev expanded its operations to Sarangani through the launch of SOX’s very first mixed-use township, Avia Estate. The new central district will feature prime residential communities like Narra Park Residences Avia and reputable educational institutions like The Abba’s Orchard, as well as wide retail and commercial offerings that will create more growth opportunities for Alabel and the region. To know more about Avia Estate, visit aviaestate.ph.