Beng turns over 50 motorcycles to ZCPO PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 August 2015 14:57

Mayor Beng Climaco will turn over Monday, August 17, a total of 50 motorcycle units to the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) as part of her priority thrust on security.

Costing some P4 million, the motorcycle units are intended to help improve mobility and beat patrol system of members of the local police.

Since her election and consequent assumption as mayor of the city in 2013, Climaco has assured her all out support to the security sector through the increasing budget allocation for security under her Security Health and Education (SHE) banner program.

The turnover of the motorcycles will be held during the flag-raising ceremony in City Hall 8am Monday, August 17.

City Police Director PSSupt. Angelito Casimiro will receive the motorcycles and will later lead in the test run of the vehicles.

For 2015, the City Government has allocated over P200 million. In 2014, a total of P200.1 million was allocated which was almost double the 2013 allocation of P113.5M. The projects included the procurement of 157 handheld radio units with battery packs, 7 motor vehicles, 62 motorcycles, and 50 firearms plus 1 police van with complete equipment and accessories for the City Police and Task Force Zamboanga.

The new Zamboanga City Police Office building, costing over P29 million is now under construction after its groundbreaking last June 30. It will be located at the former Zamboanga Barter and Goods Retailer Association (ZAMBAGORA) area, at the back of City Hall. Police outposts will also be constructed in various barangays.

A total of P117million, contained in the 2015 supplemental budget is intended for the city’s Public Safety and Surveillance Project (PSSP) which seeks to establish a world-class data center that is reliable, secure and scalable to be an intelligent citywide command center retrofitted with data security firewalls, fire control, precision cooling, network monitoring system, and will house various servers for different applications running the public safety program. — Sheila Covarrubias