A P14 million two-storey modern police station building will soon rise in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.
Talisay City Mayor Nilo Jesus Antonio Lizares, who led the groundbreaking ceremony for the new police station at the 4-hectare Talisay City Hall compound, said yesterday that the city government provided the 1,350-hectare lot for it.
Lizares said the Department of Interior and Local Government has allocated P14 million for the construction of the new Talisay City Police Station building, which is expected to boost the morale of the city police force.
Aside from providing a lot for the police station, Lizares also announced during the ground breaking ceremony, that was also attended by Senior Supt William Señoron, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, Senior Supt. Leonardo Cesneros, PRO 18 deputy regional director for Administration, that the city government is also giving additional vehicles for the Talisay City police, consisting of a brand new Hi-Lux pick-up, an Isuzu back-to-back and a Toyota Vios car.
This goes to show the city government is in all-out support for the maintenance of peace and order by the Talisay City police, which is now headed by Supt. Adonis Rosales, he added.
Señoron said the construction of the police station building is a concerted effort of the local government and the Philippine National Police.
Under the agreement, the local government has to provide the site for the new police station, while the PNP is responsible for the construction of the structure, he added.
The construction that immediately kicked off yesterday, is expected to be completed by its contractor by April next year.
The Talisay City Police Station headquarters is now located at the old Talisay City Hall.
LIzares said he intends to transform the old city hall building into a heritage site, once the police headquarters is transferred to its new location.
He also said they will install CCTV cameras in strategic areas of Talisay City, to compliment the visibility operation of the police, who will be supported by the barangay tanods.
Cesneros, meanwhile, called on other local government units to help their police.*GPB
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