Robredo lauds Lobregat for P10M police projects PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 11:30

Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo could not help but express his commendation to Mayor Celso Lobregat and the city government for extending millions of pesos worth of projects to the local police, fire department and the barangays, which the national government could not have made possible.

“I have been mayor (of Naga City) for 9 years but I must admit, we pale in comparison with Zamboanga City in terms of assistance to the police," Robredo said as he and the mayor together with PNP Chief Raul Bacalzo and other officials yesterday afternoon unveiled P10 million worth of projects the city government has extended to the police and the barangay Upper Calarian.

From his series of meetings with ARMM officials at the Garden Orchid Hotel, Mayor Lobregat ushered Sec. Robredo and party to the Zamboanga City Police Office downtown where they turned over 66 units of high powered rifle Sam Trailblazer M4 rifles which the city bought for about P60,000 each in addition to the earlier 50 similar rifles worth P3 million turned over in March last year.

From the Central Police Station, Sec. Robredo and Mayor Lobregat and other officials proceeded to Upper Calarian for the unveiling of the Police Action Center amounting to P1.394 million in Upper Calarian, which forms part of the city’s massaive infrastructure program and continuing support to the police. It houses the police action unit that is in charge of keeping peace and security in the barangay and neighboring areas. A similar project is ongoing in Recodo.

Also inaugurated was the newly constructed Calarian Fire Station worth P2.123 million. With a bigger space, upgraded facilities and amenities, the building is located next to the Police Action Center.

The third of a series of inaugurations was the Upper Calarian Health Center amounting to P1.801 million, which is expected to accelerate delivery of health services in the barangay in line with the city’s vision of “Un Ciudad sin Enfermedad” ( A Disease-Free City). It is one of the numerous health facilities constructed by the city government in three years time.

While there at Upper Calarian, Robredo also accepted from the mayor two units of 4x4 jeep and turned over the same to the Sangali Police Station and Task Force Zamboanga. These transportation facilities are intended to improve mobility and ultimately to sustain peace and security in the city.

Last October, the city also turned over three similar off-road vehicles for the police stations in Vitali, Curuan and Sangali. -- Vic Larato