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Sunday, April 26, 2015

P4.6-M police station turned-over in AgSur town

By Noel B. Najarro

BUTUAN CITY, April 26 (PIA) - The Philippine National Police rising to the various challenges in the organization had initiated reforms, improved its capabilities and upgraded its facilities to better respond to the community it served, a senior police official said in an interview recently.

Police Supt. Martin M. Gamba, chief regional police spokesperson here said that in line with this initiative, a new police station costing millions of pesos was turned over to Rosario Municipal Police Station, Rosario town in Agusan de Sur on Thursday.

According to Gamba, that the turn over rites of the P4.6 million pesos, the modern two-storey (with third as a roof top) building was attended by PCSupt. Keith Ernald Ll. Singian, Deputy Regional Director for Administration (DRDA) PRO 13, Supt. Ruel Acedre, chief of Logistics, PSSupt. Alexander J. Sampaga, Provincial Director, Agusan del Sur Provincial Police Office, top police provincial and municipal officials and other stakeholders.

Gamba said that the total cost of the project amounted to P4,653,075.00 with P3,153,075.00 coming from the national police headquarters and P1,500,000.00 local government unit counterpart.

The modernized police station which is strategically located and designed to be easily accessible main base to the remote police and military patrol bases, protectable and defensible of their occupants and the reinforcing force from and during enemy attacks, Supt. Gamba said. Threats of attacks and harassments, particularly from the CPP-NPA which are actively operating in the hinterlands of the area are recurrent to most police stations and remote police and military patrol bases in places such as Rosario town, Gamba said. (PNA/PIA-Caraga)