The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) turned over P41 million in check to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) as payment for the latter’s insurance claim on its damaged Doppler Weather Surveillance equipment. The turnover ceremony was held last June 14 at the DOST-PAGASA office in Quezon City.
The weather forecasting equipment stationed at the Basco Weather Radar Station in Batanes was severely damaged by Typhoon Ferdie in Batanes.
Under Republic Act 656 or the Property Insurance Law, all government agencies are required to insure its properties with GSIS.
In the photo, GSIS Insurance Group OIC-SVP Joseph Philip Andres (sixth from right) and PAGASA Administrator Vicente Malano (seventh from left) showing the giant check representing the insurance payment. Joining as witnesses are (from right) GSIS Staff Assistant Franz Patrick Rillera, Staff Officer (SO) II Albert Paul Dela Merced, and SO III Marco Apollo Antonio, Marketing Mgr. Ma. Rosanna Sanchez, and Claims Mgr. Analiza Acosta-Dofitas; and (from left) PAGASA property officers Ronald Rey Moraño and Liceria Dela Cruz; Administrator’s Office Chief of Staff Ma. Elena Tan; Administrative Division OIC Araceli Arroyo; Chief Administrative Officer Jose Daniel Suarez; and Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Engineering Services Nathaniel Servando.