In 2007, the Philippine Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc., under the leadership of then President Dr. Romulo Buzon purchased an 800-square meter lot in a prime location in Quezon City.
Exactly located on Block 101, Lot 4, Kalayan Avenue, Brgy. Malaya, the property cost the society some Php12M. It was initially intended to be the permanent site of the headquarters of the PSA, Inc.
The society has been occupying an office space at the Philippine Medical Association Building since April 14, 1998.
Years passed, however, and owing probably to the lack of liquidity of the society's finances, the project was temporarily shelved.
Fast forward to 2016, or nine years after the lot purchase, the idea of finally constructing our very own Headquarters was revived. At this time, the Mexico City Principles (MCP) was also starting to be implemented.
Sponsorships by pharmaceutical companies for societies activities were becoming more and more difficult to secure. Once completed, this building can be the site for most, if not all of the society's activities. The idea of having a part or all of it rented out was also discussed. A projected income of P5-6M annually was anticipated.
Thus on 16 April 2016, the PSA Board, now headed by Dr. Zenaida Mariano passed Board Resolution number 2016-04-16 (13), in effect approving the project and setting aside a budget of P30M for it. An Ad Hoc Committee on PSA Building was created and Dr. Eric De Leon was appointed to head it.
The daunting task of finding a reputable contractor was foremost on the committee's agenda. The committee went right to work and after several months of meetings and deliberation, MMI Builders Inc. was chosen and recommended to the Board to design and construct the building. After thorough deliberation, the board approved the construction of a mixed office and commercial building.
As of this writing, the contractor is working on all the necessary city permits needed prior to the construction of the building. Soon, the Board will announce the ceremonial groundbreaking. The target date of completion of the project is September 30, 2017.
PSA BUILDING IMAGES