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DINAGAT ISLANDS EYES ‘GALLEON’ INSPIRED CAPITOL

Bidding is underway for the construction of a “Magellan galleon” inspired  Capitol building in the Province of Dinagat Islands.

The provincial government said the planned construction forms part of the continuing efforts to restore the province’s devastated seat of office following the onslaught of Typhoon Odette in December 2021.

The P50 million building will replace the former capitol building that was destroyed by the typhoon.


The P50 million building will replace the former capitol building that was destroyed by the typhoon.

“The perspective and design of the Magellan Galleon-type building were presented by the Provincial Engineering Office and the Provincial Architect Office to Gov. (Nilo) Demerey (Jr.),” the statement said.

The ship-type building for the capitol building has significance to the history of Dinagat Islands.

“The design will also serve as a landmark for the province and help boost its tourism industry.”


“The design will also serve as a landmark for the province and help boost its tourism industry,” it added.

It said the provincial government also plans to develop the 402-hectare provincial Capitol complex.

The provincial government assured the public that site development will not harm the environment. 

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