Guadalupe breaks ground on new ‘standard’ police station

WITH a more conducive working environment, law enforcers of Cebu City Police Station 9 vowed to continue its quality public service.

On June 6, 2019, Thursday, Guadalupe Police Station (PS 9) Chief Police Captain Dexter Basirgo with representatives from both the city and local government unit (LGU) of Cebu and the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 held the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the new and standardized police station 9.

“The rise of the new Guadalupe Police Station building is one of the visions that came true for the Police Regional Office 7, which is to provide an efficient and more presentable police station,” he said.

“I am in so much gratitude for the help extended by our LGU in Guadalupe. In return, we vow and commit that the PNP, particularly, the personnel of Guadalupe police station, will continue to provide quality public service,” he added.

PS 9 covers four barangays in Cebu City namely Guadalupe, Kalunasan, Sapangdaku and Pamutan.

Sapangdaku Barangay Captain Jovito Ladrazo expressed the same appreciation to the said initiative.

“We are very happy and excited to have the new police station. Before, the detention cell get congested when detainees from all the four barangays converge. This time the cell will be bigger,” said Ladrazo.

Police Major and Architect Jay Goforth, Officer-in-Charge of the Regional Engineering Unit 7, said the P5.4 million police station is nationally funded, following the General Appropriations Act (GAA) 2019.

According to him, the police station will have the type “BC” design and will be erected in the same area as the old one.

“It’s just a combination of the phased out type B and C police building design. It’s the modification made by our national headquarters for a standard police station. Unlike before with only one floor, we’ll now have a three-story police station. There will be an improved room for the station’s chief, conference area, and bigger detention cells,” he said.

The floor area dimension of the existing building, which is only one floor, is only 9 by 10 square meters, while the projected floor area for the new police station is 96 square meters per floor, he added.

Guadalupe Barangay Captain Michael Gacasan said the lot is already police-owned after it was long donated by the Cebu City government to the police.

He also promised to shoulder the old building’s demolition expenses and hopes to conduct an initial bidding for the demolition on June 7, 2019, he said. (WBS)


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