Itu urges newly promoted cops: Keep Zambo safe, secured PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 12:08

By VIC LARATO

Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde Monday graced the oath-taking and pinning of ranks for newly promoted non-commissioned police officers, during which he urged them to keep Zamboanga City and its people always safe and secured as such is the cornerstone of Mayor Beng Climaco’s administration.

“To pursue this vision, the city government is constantly building partnerships with all sectors, particularly the police and military, because the general welfare of the people of Zamboanga has always been fundamental to all of us who work in government,” Iturralde said as he represented the mayor during the event at the Zamboanga City Police Office grounds.

He said the city government has more than doubled its investment in the City’s Peace and Order Program.

“From 2013 to 2015, our allocation reached P595.316-million, the highest ever invested by any administration.”

The city has also turned over 50 motorcycles to the police, and provided them additional firearms and ammunitions.

The construction of the ZCPO Building worth P29.9-million is almost complete at the back of City Hall.

More than 200 police officers have been promoted one rank higher during the ceremonial pinning of ranks yesterday.— Vic Larato