Another PNP standard building to rise in Negros

Mayor Irene Montilla (right), Police Colonel Rainerio De Chavez (2nd from right), acting provincial director of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo), and Police Captain Ar-jay Dangarang (3rd from left), town police chief, lead the groundbreaking of the P9.5-million standard Philippine National Police (PNP) building in Isabela, Negros Occidental Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Nocppo)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – The town of Isabela is among the localities in Negros Occidental that will soon have its own standard Philippine National Police (PNP) building.

Mayor Irene Montilla, Police Colonel Rainerio De Chavez, acting provincial director of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo), and Police Captain Ar-jay Dangarang, town police chief, led the groundbreaking of the three-story PNP building yesterday.

According to the Regional Engineering of Police Regional Office (PRO) 6, this project was funded under the General Appropriations Act of 2024, with an approved budget for the contract amounting to P10,551,000.

The facilities include offices for administrative and operations, reception desks for clients and visitors, detention cells for males and females, quarters with lockers for personnel, evidence room, radio room, armoring, stock room, and a covered roof deck which will also serve as a multi-function hall.

It has a total floor area of 288 square meters and is targeted to be completed within 240 calendar days.

Dangarang said that the existing municipal police station was constructed in April 1991.

With the recent development, Dangarang said in his message that this reflects the adaptable and progressive capacity of the town police force.

Dangarang said that the construction of the new police station does not only represent the physical structure, but also symbolized progress and lasting contribution to the law enforcement of the municipality.

This new facility will provide a comfortable working environment leading to improved services for the community, he added.

Dangarang said the new structure will ensure a safe and comfortable working environment for the personnel enable them to perform their duties effectively and cater to the needs of the people in the communities of Isabela.

He added that the town’s police force pledged to make extra efforts to maintain the quality service they provide to the people, as they commit to fostering a safe and secure environment for the community.

He extended his gratitude to the local government and other stakeholders for their unwavering support provided to the police force.

“We have pledged our continued dedication to ensuring the safety of the community, which is essential for the advancement of the peace and order in Isabela,” he said.

Meanwhile, Montilla accepted and gladly welcomed the project.

“It took almost a year to process this. We are very grateful that this will be materialized. We’re really excited to have a new PNP building in Isabela,” Montilla said in her message during the groundbreaking rites.

Montilla said the structure will not just represent a building, but how they prioritize peace and order in the town.

Last month, the localities of Himamaylan, Bago, and Manapla also held the groundbreaking of their new police stations.