New PSG troops facility inaugurated
Manila (14 July) -- The Presidential Security Group (PSG) inaugurated yesterday a troop barracks project at the Malacanang Park across the Pasig River from Malacanang with Manuel V. Pangilinan, chairman of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company-Smart Communications (PLDT-Smart), and Brig. Gen. Romeo C. Prestoza as special guests.
Named after Pangilinan's father Dominador R. Pangilinan, the single-storey Dominador Hall (SRU Barracks No. 1), with a floor area of 404.15 square meters, was built during Prestoza's stint as PSG commander.
Prestoza is now the chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) intelligence service.
Construction of the project started in Jan. 2007, with a funding support from Pangilinan of P2.5 million.
The PSG said the construction of the building was "made possible through the generosity of PLDT-Smart Foundation Incorporated, with the purpose of uplifting the morale of PSG troopers by providing them with barracks facility conducive for living."
The operational support facility, which can accommodate 64 persons, will house some of the personnel of the Special Reaction Unit (SRU) of the presidential security force. (PIA-MMIO) [top]