P35.5-M PNP standard buildings to rise in Negros Occ.

Police Colonel Rainerio De Chavez (right), acting director of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO), participates in the laying of a time capsule at the groundbreaking ceremony for the P10.5 million standard Philippine National Police (PNP) building in Barangay Purisima, Manapla, Negros Occidental, on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of NOCPPO)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – The municipalities of Bago and Manapla in Negros Occidental are set to receive new standard buildings for the Philippine National Police (PNP), with a combined investment of P35.5 million.

The construction of the Bago City Police Station began last Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony led by Police Brigadier General Jack Wanky, acting director of Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6).

Vice Mayor Ramon Torres and other city officials, alongside Police Colonel Rainerio De Chavez, acting director of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO), were also in attendance.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Jay Malong, the chief of Bago police, shared that the national government is financing the two-story station in Barangay Lag-asan with P25 million, aiming for completion next year.

Malong believes that this new facility will elevate the morale of the city police force and enhance the services provided to the community.

Vice Mayor Torres took this opportunity to motivate the city police personnel to heighten their dedication to serving Bago’s residents.

A similar structure will also be erected at Hacienda Patlagan, Barangay Purisima, in Manapla. This project, budgeted at P10,551,000, is part of the General Appropriations Act of 2024 and is led by Police Major Robelito Mariano.

Wanky extended his profound thanks to the local governments for their steadfast support.

A separate groundbreaking event was held on Tuesday by the Himamaylan government for another P25 million standard PNP building in Barangay Talaban.