CULTURAL POTPOURRI| The 50th Anniversary of the R.G. Salanatin Construction, Inc.

 FOR FIVE decades now, the R.G. Salanatin Construction, Inc. has been doing good in the construction business in Mindanao; and has remained steadfast, strong, and unwavering in its solid commitment and dedication to improve the infrastructure development in the Mindanao region while providing jobs for Mindanaoans.

R.G. Salanatin Construction, Inc.’s Founder and Corporate President, Engr. Remegio Garillos Salanatin

R.G. Salanatin Construction, Inc.’s Founder and Corporate President, Engr. Remegio Garillos Salanatin

   “It all began with the dream of my father, Civil Engineer Remegio “Boy” Garillos Salanatin, who started to practice his profession in his hometown of Midsayap, Cotabato, and established the R.G. Salanatin Construction, Inc. in 1967,” revealed Architect Agatha Ellen “Angga” Salanatin-Valencia, the beloved unica hija as she added, “It helped a lot that papa is a hard working company principal. He sets the good example, he inspires, he motivates the staff, and values human behavior in organization. His staff and workers, over the years, have helped actualize the company motto: “Since 1967–We Deliver.”

   Last August 19, 2017, at 6 p.m., people from all walks of life gathered at the well decorated Ballroom of the Waterfront Insular Hotel of Davao City for a thanksgiving and fellowship celebration on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the R.G. Salanatin Construction, Inc.

   The Ilonggo Civil Engineer Boy was born on August 21, 1943, in Midsayap, Cotabato. Armed with strong determination, intelligence and industry, the young man worked hard and diligently completed his BS in Civil Engineering course. He graduated as Valedictorian at the University of San Agustin in Iloilo City. He was a 2nd placer in the Board Examinations for Civil Engineers of the Philippines. He took up his post graduate studies both in the UP Graduate School of Engineering and the Business School of the De La Salle University.

   As the Engineer would have it, he wants his construction company to be able to maintain its competitive edge by assuring its clientele that his is a reliable and responsible construction outfit which will continue “To Deliver” with the valued help of his pool of qualified and motivated project supervisors and construction workers.

   Engnr. Boy is a viudo of the late Norma Primavera-Salanatin who gave him his most adored daughter, Architect Agatha Ellen “Angga” Salanatin-Valencia; and son Mario Salanatin, a graduate of Architectural Technology. Both help their father in running the family’s construction business, among others. He is a loving grandfather to Miguel Santino, Norma Ellen, and Anna Paulina, the equally loving children of Dr. Philip Subido Valencia and Angga.

   “My brother and I, together with our loyal company staff, are committed as well to the basic company policy on client satisfaction. The good clientele through the years all the more solidify the company’s commitment in having the ideal system and ,support and trust of our valued friends, colleagues, clients, suppliers, and creditors. We are grateful to everyone,” professed the charming Architect Angga whom her father describes as his beautiful and amazing crown jewel he is truly proud of. He also thanked his son, Mario, whom he acknowledges as his precious “caregiver” both at home and at work thus making life easier for him.

   During the program which was hosted by the Rotarian couple Vic and Baby Bantol, Engineer Boy personally welcomed the guests to the special celebration. Arch. Angga Salanatin-Valencia took the task of introducing the construction company’s staff members and long time construction workers. Prominent Chinoy hardware store owners and Bank Executives (creditors) were also given their due acknowledgment.

   It was truly a night of good food and wine, and entertainment from classical music to hip hop dances to live beatbox.  Still, some of the lucky guests went home with valuable raffle prizes.

   More power to Engineer Boy and his R.G. Salanatin Construction, Inc. Thank you, dearest Angga, for inviting me. Thanks, Roland Jumawan, for the pictures.

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