THE Philippine National Police (PNP) has turned over patrol cars, communication units and other equipment to police offices in Zamboanga Peninsula.
Senior Superintendent Francisco Cristobal, Deputy Regional Director for Administration (DRDA), said the cars, communication units and other equipment are gifts of PNP Director-General Jesus Verzosa for mobility and logistics of the police in the region.
Given by Verzosa to the Zamboanga Peninsula Police Office (ZPPO) were 33 vehicles, 27 of which are Toyota Hi-Lux and six Toyota Innovas; 300 units hand-held radio; 40 units mobile base radio; 20 units base radio; three computers and police line rolls.
Cristobal said Chief Superintendent Angel Sunglao, Zamboanga Peninsula Police Office (ZPPO) director, turned over the cars and other equipment last Wednesday to the different police commands under his area of jurisdiction.
Cristobal said Sunglao turned over 15 vehicles to the Zamboanga del Norte Police Office headed by Senior Superintendent Rey Cristeto Gonzalodo.
The vehicles will be for the towns of Gutalac, Liloy, Piñan, Polanco, Roxas, Labason, Godod, Kalawit, Sirawai, Mutia, Siayan, Sibuco, Siocon, Tampilisan and the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Mobile Group.
The Zamboanga del Sur Police Office (ZDSPO) headed by Senior Superintendent Ramon Ochotorena received 12 vehicles.
The vehicles are for the towns of Bayog, Josefina, Lapuyan, Margosatubig, Midsalip, Pitogo, Suminot, Tigbao, Ramon Magsaysay, Guipos, Tamulig, and Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Mobile Group.
Two vehicles were given to the Zamboanga Sibugay Police Office (ZSPO) headed by Senior Superintendent Federico Castro. The vehicles will be for the police stations in the town of Buug and Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Mobile Group.
Three vehicles, meanwhile, were turned over to the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) headed by Senior Superintendent Edwin de Ocampo.
De Ocampo said the vehicles are for the Police Stations 4 and 7 and the Zamboanga City Mobile Group.
The communication units, computers, and police line rolls were also turned over to the different police offices in Zamboanga Peninsula region. (Bong Garcia)