Keynoting the turnover of command at Police Station 11 Friday morning, Mayor Beng Climaco expressed gratitude to outgoing commander PSupt. Diomarie Albarico and expressed continuous support to incoming chief PSupt. Bonifacio Arañas Jr. Police Station (PS PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 29 August 2016 14:13

Keynoting the turnover of command at Police Station 11 Friday morning, Mayor Beng Climaco expressed gratitude to outgoing commander PSupt. Diomarie Albarico and expressed continuous support to incoming chief PSupt. Bonifacio Arañas Jr.

Police Station (PS) 11 covers the entire city proper area including most of the siege-affected barangays and, thus considered a very vital installation, according to Climaco. It takes the lead in the security preparations during the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival, All Saints and All Souls’ Days, Pascua na Zamboanga and even during the recent national and local elections, she said.

“Thank you Col. Albarico for all your efforts and thank you to the men and women of PS11 for protecting the city,” she said citing the tremendous preparations and details for the numerous activities that the police station had to cope up with during Albarico’s stewardship. “The City Government is forever grateful to you.”

For Supt. Arañas, the mayor expressed optimism that the station will likewise be in safe hands, with the guidance of City Police Director Luisito Magnaye. “You will be given all the support that you need.”

The City Government remains firm in its support to the police, not only in terms of its logistical needs but even in terms of legal aid to police investigators in an effort to ensure that all cases filed in court will proper.

She emphasized that crime prevention does not end in the apprehension of targets but in giving justice to the victims through the filing of charges against the suspects and making sure that they pay for their acts they committed.

The city’s support to the police has reached over P500 million during the first three years of the Climaco administration (2013 to 2016), the highest ever in the history of the city. The amount is spent on transportation and communication facilities, infrastructure facilities, firearms and ammunitions, fuel and lubricants and even allowance of police and other law enforcement agencies. — Sheila Covarrubias