Lobregat turns over 7 computers to police Print
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 14:00

Mayor Celso Lobregat yesterday turned over the city government’s donation of seven personal computers with complete accessories amounting to P245,000 to the Zamboanga City Police Office through its officer-in-charge Chief Supt. Mario B. Yanga.

Lobregat said the computers were purchased through bidding a month ago and to help the local police in the implementation of their electronic blotter (E-Blotter) system, a program launched by the Philippine National Police that aims to improve crime solution efficiency.

For his part, C/Supt. Yanga thanked the city government and Mayor Lobregat for providing the police with the necessary equipment for crime prevention and crime solution.

He said the computers will be used for the E-Blotter, E-Rouge and E-Warrant programs even as he added that Zamboanga City has 11 police stations; therefore 11 computers are required for the e-programs. With seven units donated by the city, the Police Regional Office 9 will donate seven additional computers, of which two units will be for the headquarters.

Yanga further said that police personnel from Zamboanga and Basilan will undergo a training next week on the E-Blotter System, and with the computers he expects the system to be operational in all police stations in the city in two weeks’ time.

The ZCPO has been a recipient of numerous projects and assistance from the city government under Lobregat’s administration like buildings, radios and other equipment.

“The PNP lacks the resources and we can only fight criminality if we are in a way equipped with basic tools. So, we really appreciate the efforts of the mayor and the city government. We know that when much is given, much is also required of us. So we will do our best to make our city a bit safer,” Yanga said. — Vic Larato