IMUS CITY, Cavite – The local government of Imus formally inaugurated the P2-billion total project and state-of-the-art new Imus City Government Center located at Pedro Reyes St., Barangay Malagasang 1-G on Monday, April 25, 2022.
The government hub project took three years to finish due to the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Outgoing City Mayor and Buklod Filipino Partylist 1st nominee Emmanuel Maliksi, incumbent Vice Mayor and Imus City Boardmember candidate Arnel “Ony” Cantimbuhan and City Councilors Hertito Monzon, Raymond Arguelles, Emilio “Miong” Aguinaldo V, Vince Amposta, ABC Federation President David Sapitan Jr. and SK Federation President Joshua Guinto together with guest of honor and speaker Atty. Ryan Alvin Acosta, Commissioner of Civil Service Commission (CSC), and City Administrator Jose Elmer Francisco led the ceremonial ribbon cutting at the lobby of the 30,595.59 square meters (floor area) building situated in 1.641 hectares of property designed by Enrique Olonan and Associates.
“Maraming pinagdaanan na pagbabago ang ating city hall bago ito natapos, taliwas ito sa unang plano na magkahiwalay ang Legislative and Administrative building, bukod pa sa pagkaantala dahil sa lockdown dulot ng pandemiya,” Mayor Maliksi said in his speech.
“Nakita ko din po ang kagustuhan ng ating mga kawani na gustong magkaroon ng bagong tanggapan. Ito po [ang] legacy ng administrasyong Maliksi na iiwan ko sa inyo,” Maliksi added.
The City Architect Office conceptualized and designed the new government hub based on green architecture principles and houses the city’s executive and legislative buildings and other national government offices in a six-storey, flag-shaped building.
On October 12, 2018, the project broke ground during the Feast Day of Nuestra Señora La Virgen Del Pilar, patron saint of the locality, then passed by the City Council resolution no. 03-2017-189.
Construction started on March 26, 2019, and was completed on March 30, 2022
Based on the building plan, the center is fully air-conditioned, with free Wi-Fi, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, accessible to the public, and with a fully-equipped wellness center located at the lower ground floor to ensure the well-being and increase the productivity of the government workers.
The six-storey executive and legislative building houses the offices of the city mayor, city vice mayor, city council session hall, tourism, information, youth affairs, and engineering, the “Business One-Stop-Shop”, and other frontline services.
The offices per floor, (Lower Ground) City Library, General Services Office and Wellness Center, (Upper Ground) Business One-Stop-Shop (BOSS), Business Permit and Licensing Office, City Assessor, Civil Registrar, City Social Welfare Development, Treasurer’s Office, DTI-Go Negosyo Center, Gender Development, local Economic Development and Investment Promotion Office, Office of Senior Citizen Affairs, and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Office.
The City Information Office, City Tourism Development Office (CTDO), Agriculture, CDRRMO, City Cooperative Office, Sports Development, City Parks and Development, City Veterinary Office, DILG, International Affairs Office, PESO, Tricycle Regulatory Unit, Population and Development Office are on the 2nd floor.
Offices of the City Mayor, City Administrator, 3rd District Congressional District, Accounting, Budget, CENRO, City Legal, Civil Security Unit, Commission on Audit, Human Resources Department, and Youth Affairs are located on the 3rd floor.
On the 5th floor: Bids and Awards Committee, Architectural Design, Engineering, City Homeowners Association Federation, Local Housing, and City Council Session Hall on the 4th floor, while the office of the vice mayor, councilor’s offices, Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB) Federation Office, SK Federation Office, Record Section, and SP Office.
For those going to the new city for government transactions, residents can take the green multi-cab with a station in Bucandala and the new city hall.