TACLOBAN

Eastern Visayas towns receive standard police stations, assets

PNP station (Contributed photo)

MUNICIPALITIES around Eastern Visayas continue to receive new standard police station buildings and assets under the administration of Brigadier General Dionardo Carlos, police regional director.

“The construction of these standard type Philippine National Police buildings is intended to add to the effectiveness and productivity in the performance of duty among our personnel through the help of our local government units particularly in donating lots,” said Carlos.

From August 2018 to present, the Police Regional Office (PRO) already turned over 16 standard police stations, conducted 10 groundbreakings and 27 ongoing constructions.

“For the month of May alone, PRO has inaugurated three newly-completed standard police stations that of Matalom, Matuguinao and Pambujan Municipal Police Stations,” added Lieutenant Colonel Ma. Bella Rentuaya, the police regional spokesperson.

The 16 buildings were turned over to Ormoc City Police Stations 1 and 2; Tacloban City Police Station 2; Calubian, Isabel, Merida and Capoocan Municipal Police Stations of the Leyte Provincial Police Office; Hinundayan Municipal Police Stations of Southern Leyte Provincial Police Office; Catubig Municipal Police Station of Northern Samar Provincial Police Office; Balangkayan, Mercedes and Borongan Police Stations of Eastern Samar Provincial Police Office; and Calbiga Municipal Police Stations of Samar Provincial Police Office.

Carlos also distributed four Patrol Jeeps (single cab 4x2 Toyota Hi-Lux), 325 Taurus TS9 handguns, and 16 Honda XRM motorcycles to different police units in May alone.

“PRO8 is grateful enough to receive these assets for a faster and efficient public service to the community,” Carlos said.

Police Stations of San Isidro, Leyte, Biliran, Biliran, Malitbog and Bontoc, both of Southern Leyte received the new patrol jeeps.

Meanwhile, the immediate surviving families of six personnel of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB)-Eastern Visayas who were killed in police operation last June 25, 2018 have received Posthumous Award, scholarship and financial assistance worth P100,000.

The fallen police officers were Patrolmen Edwin Ebrado, Julie Escalo, Phil Jrey Mendigo, Wyndell Noromor, Rowel Reyes, and Julius Suarez. (SunStar Philippines)


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