New PRO-9 chief to lead groundbreaking rite for 2 new police stations PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 11:28

by Allen  Abastillas


Chief Supt. C. Miguel Antonio Jr. Police Regional Offce- 9’s new chief, is scheduled to lead a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of new police stations in the municipalities of Dumalinao and Dumingag in Zamboanga del Sur.

Project Engineer Chief Insp. Helmer Falcasantos said the police station to be constructed in Dumalinao is Class B-C with a roofdeck. Total cost of the project is  P4.7 million.

The police  station in Dumingag is also  a class B-C with roofdeck. Total is P4.6 million.

Falcasantos said ongoing projects are the construction of the Isabela City Police Statio with a total cost of P10 million. This police station has barracks for police  personnel uses and fence.  The project started on May 15, 2014; Multi- Purpose building at Camp Batalla worth P5 million. The project started on October20, 2014. Another ongoing project is the construction of a fence at Camp Abendan in Barangay Mercedes which started on November 5, 2014. Total cost is P14,087,000.

PRO-9 will implement the construction of 23 police stations in the different areas in the region this year.

Chief Supt. Miguel C. Antonio Jr., is an adopted member of the Ateneo de Zamboanga High School Class 1977.

Antonio, or Jun as he is fondly called, is a true-blue blooded Zamboangueno. the ADZU Class 1977 considers his appointment as significant since it has been quite a while since a Zamboangueno has been named PRO-9 chief. He speaks fluent Chavacano and is a Western Mindanao native by heart.

A native of Lamitan in Basilan, Antonio finished his grade school studies in Ateneo de Zamboanga and moved on to finish his high school in Luzon before he joined and graduated at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in 1983.

The ADZU HS Class 1977 adopted him during its Silver Jubilee celebration in 2002 which he attended at the Ateneo campus that year.

Antonio replaced Chief Supt. Edgar O. Basbas who has been re-assigned to Camp Crame.

He was former Chief of Directorial Staff of the Police Security and Protection Group (PSPG) before he became the PNP Deputy Director for Operations. His immediate superior then was Police Director Ricardo Marquez who was recently appointed by President Benigno Aquino III as the new PNP chief. — Allen Abastillas