Cebu police training school to be named after Robredo-A A +A
Thursday, August 23, 2012
MANILA -- The new police training school in Cebu whose groundbreaking ceremony was led by Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo hours before his death will be named after the esteemed late official.
Lawyer Ruben Platon, president of the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC), said the institution's Regional Training School (RTS) will be called "Secretary Jesse M. Robredo Training Center" once its construction and development are completed.
Platon said the groundbreaking ceremony for the training center in Barangay Jugan, Consolacion, Cebu, was the second to last official activity the Secretary attended on August 18, the day of Robredo's death.
The PPSC president added that the construction and development of the new training school will be completed within seven to eight months and will be undertaken by the PPSC, one of the attached agencies of the Department of Interior and Local Government.
The PPSC is tasked to conduct training programs for the uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and Bureau of Fire Protection.
Among the facilities to be built in the five-hectare land allotted for the school includes the main building, administration and academic buildings, classrooms and function rooms, quarters for the trainees, as well as a mess hall.
According to Platon, PPSC's regional training schools solely provide training courses for new recruits and non-commissioned officers. The school offers courses such as Public Safety Basic Recruit Course (PSBRC), Public Safety Junior Leadership Course (PSJLC), and Public Safety Senior Leadership Course (PSSLC), which are training interventions for non-commissioned officers.
He added that the new training center in Cebu City will become a permanent RTS for Central Visayas, and will replace the present training school in Lahug City, which is not a property of the PPSC. (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)