BONTOC, Mountain Province – A new barracks for police personnel will soon rise at Camp Lt. Geronimo F. Montes, the headquarters of the Mountain Province Police Provincial Office (MPPPO).
Police Regional Office Cordillera Director B/Gen. David K. Peredo, Jr., Rep. Maximo Y. Dalog Jr., and other officials led the groundbreaking of the new building last April 5 and was blessed by Father Marcial Lloyd C. Castañeda.
The P2.8 million worth projects funded from the Philippine National Police trust receipt fund is targeted to be completed in September this year.
Dalog acknowledged the vital role of the PNP in maintaining peace and order in the province and in responding to emergencies. He said the construction of the new building will provide improved and more gracious service to the people.
Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan Jr., represented by Angel Baybay, said the structure will serve the growing number of police officers serving the people of the province and will serve as a symbol of cooperation among various sectors in the province.
He thanked the MPPPO for the exemplary performance and for being the most active partner in peacekeeping while assuring of the local government’s support in the attainment of its mission and vision.
Peredo thanked the local officials for their continuous support to the programs, projects and activities of the MPPPO. He also reminded the men and women in uniform not to be biased on who they are serving – that they should always start with the community.
MPPPO Provincial Director Col. Sibly P. Dawiguey, Jr., Board Member Johnson Bantog II, Provincial Napolcom Officer Agosto Libang, Bontoc Mayor Jerome B. Tudlong, Jr., and other officials from PRO-Cor and MPPPO personnel also witnessed the event. – Valerie Taguba