Celso turns over 4X4 jeep to PNP Crime Lab-9 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 September 2011 17:21

True to his word to continuously support and assist the police and other law enforcement agencies, Mayor Celso Lobregat yesterday afternoon turned over a 4x4 jeep to the Police Crime Laboratory Regional office-9 as a sidelight to the inauguration of the Crime Lab new building courtesy of the American government.

The vehicle was turned over to PNP Crime Laboratory Director PCSupt. Lorlie Arroyo who expressed profound gratitude to the city government through Mayor Lobregat for the generosity. 

Arroyo, who later turned over the facility to Regional Crime Lab-9 Chief PSupt. Solomon Segundo, said the 4x4 jeep will be a big help in the aspect of mobility of the regional office personnel and eventually help in the enhancement of service to the public.

Mayor Lobregat said the donation of the vehicle forms part of his administration’s commitment to aggressively continue support and assistance to law enforcement agencies primarily aimed to sustain peace and security.

The turnover was done in the presence of Directorate for Integrated Police Office-Western Mindanao Chief Dir. Felicisimo Khu, representing PNP Chief Gen. Raul Bacalzo.
The event came barely a few minutes after US Ambassador Harry Thomas spearheaded the inauguration and turnover of the P14 million Crime Laboratory building donated by the American government through the US Department of Justice—International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP).
The reconditioned vehicle cost the government almost P400,000.

A few months back, the city government also turned over three 4x4 jeeps—all off road vehicles that are capable on and off paved or gravel surface to the police stations in Vitali, Curuan and Sangali.

The distribution of the 3 vehicles coincided  with the unveiling of the P3.8 million newly-constructed barangay hall in Upper Calarian the same day. The mayor and other city officials came from La Paz for the inauguration of some P5.2 million projects that included the P1.2 million wellness center and the P3.8 million barangay hall before the Upper Calarian turn over.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin de Ocampo then gratefully accepted the vehicles from Mayor Lobregat and consequently turned over the units individually to PSInsp. Domingo Arguilla of the Vitali Police Station; PCInsp. Antonio Duruin of the Curuan Police Station and PCInsp. Ricardo Garcia of the Sangali Police Station.
Lobregat vowed to continuously assist and support the needs of the police and other law enforcement agencies for the purpose of ensuring a sustained peace and order in Zamboanga. — Sheila Covarrubias