Police, barangays get new vehicles Print
Saturday, 09 September 2017 16:18

The City Government on Thursday turned over new vehicles to the local police and the barangays reaffirming its firm commitment to security and support to the barangay sector.

Mayor Beng Climaco spearheaded the turnover ceremonies for 3 Ford pick-up trucks for the police, 5 L-300 (FB type) for the barangays and 2 dump trucks for the City Engineer’s Office (CEO)—all amounting to some P24M. The turnover rite was held at the City Hall grounds Thursday morning coinciding with the mayor’s birthday.

The police stations in Sangali, Curuan and Vitali were the beneficiaries of the Ford pick-up trucks while barangays Calabasa, Divisoria, Victorial, Lanzones and Manalipa were the recipients of the L-300 vans that can be used as ambulance in case of emergencies. The dump trucks for the CEO are to augment the office’s fleet of heavy equipment.

Mayor Climaco said the vehicles for the police are part of the city’s continuous support to the security sector as she urged the police force to exhaust their best efforts to keep the city safe.

For the barangays, the mayor said the vehicles were purchased based on consultations with the constituents during her barangay visits. The L-300 FB type vehicles are intended for mobility and for emergencies.

The ultimate goal of the turnover of the vehicles, she said, is for security and to enhance and expand services to the people.

For their part, police and barangay officials who received the vehicles expressed gratitude to the mayor as they vowed to do their best in the performance of their mandated tasks and duties.

Each L-300 vehicle is worth P865,892.86 and is equipped with a long or spine board so it can be used as ambulance while the Ford Ranger pick-up, worth P1.393M each is equipped with stickers, sirens with speakers, radios and strove lights. The dump truck is worth P7.72M.

The city has allocated P20M for initial 20 units of L-300 vehicles.  (Sheila Covarrubias/PR)