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Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:34

Still in line with the City’s continuous assistance to the public safety sector, the City Government the other day turned over 38 units of blinkers to the Zamboanga City Police Office.

The turnover of the blinkers coincided with the turnover of 3 of the 4 fire trucks purchased by the City for the City Fire Department, Saturday, June 22, immediately after Mayor Celso Lobregat met with the public security and education sectors at the City Coliseum in Tetuan.

The blinkers which serve as police warning lights, will be installed in police cars and other vehicles used for patrols and emergency responses.

City Police OIC Director Col. Edwin de Ocampo thanked Mayor Lobregat and the City Government for the gadgets and other logistical support to the police which, he stressed, help boost police service.

Just last June 19, Lobregat turned over to the City Police 75 units of M-4 rifles bringing to a total of 274 firearms donated to law enforcers in two years’ time.  Also turned over the same day were 2 XRM motorcycles in addition to the 30 units already turned over to the police last February 26.

The firearms, costing P5 million, were turned over to City Police OIC Director PSSupt. Edwin de Ocampo, through Police Regional Director PCSupt. Juanito Vaño at the ZCPO headquarters after the forging of a memorandum of agreement that stipulates the duties and responsibilities of the agreeing parties.

It was last December 6, 2012 when Lobregat spearheaded the turnover of 83 units of M-4 firearms in the presence of then Regional Police Director PCSupt. Napoleon Estilles. It was the fourth batch of firearms donated by the city to the police.

Lobregat then announced that an additional 75 units of M-4 rifles with magazines and accessories have already been contracted for and were set for delivery.

“Very rare and seldom do we see persons, an outgoing leader at that, fulfil his promises,” PCSupt. Vaño in his message said referring to Lobregat, as he expressed gratitude to the outgoing chief executive for the “enormous generosity and never-ending support to the police”. — Sheila Covarrubias