City turns over vehicle to CPOC PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 November 2013 13:05

The city government of Zamboanga yesterday turned over a brand new vehicle worth P1.4 million to the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) through the city office of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The service vehicle was the 10th unit procured by the DILG using the P15-million allocation from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of then District 1 Representative Beng Climaco.

The 9 units were turned over to the Zamboanga City Police Office last July 1, when Climaco assumed mayor of the city.

DILG Regional Director Paisal Abutazil said originally the DBM had allocated P15 million from Climaco’s PDAF for the   purchase of 9 vehicles or patrol cars for the police. “But because of the bidding process, we were able to purchase 10 units instead of only 9. Kung baga savings ito,” he said.

According to him, the vehicle, a black Hi-Lux, will be used for the CPOC-related activities like promoting peace and order in the barangays.

“This vehicle will enhance and strengthen the council’s capability in penetrating the far flung communities for disaster preparedness and law and order,” Abutazil explained.

Present during the turnover were City Hall Chief Executive Assistant Michael Saavedra, who represented Mayor Climaco, DILG City Director Moh. Taha Arakama together with Isidro Cilio Jr., Executive Assistant Mark Saavedra and Fr. Larry Gador, who blessed the vehicle. — Vic Larato