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Project rehabs ‘dilapidated’ EPD precincts

  • Written by Arlene Rivera
  • Published in Nation
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Eastern Police District (EPD) aims to improve the “dilapidated” precincts in Eastern Metro Manila to make them presentable and comfortable to the public who seek assistance of the police.

The EPD has launched the “Adopt a Precinct Project” which involves the repair and renovation of all precincts  in the Eastern Metro Manila comprising the cities of Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina and San Juan (PAMAMARISAN).

According to EPD director Senior Supt. Joel Bernabe Balba, the Pasig Police (PCP-6  Sta. Lucia, Pasig) headed by Chief Insp. Angel Sumulong was renovated under the “Adopt a Precinct Project.”

Under the project, Balba said all PCPs will undergo repair and rehabilitation. Most of the precincts in the EPD jurisdiction are already “dilapidated.”

He said PCPs should be clean and presentable to give lawmen dignity in their place of work and to boost their morale.

The project was conceptualized after he inspected all PCPs and found out that the precincts were in “bad” condition.

“Sa tagal na kasi ng panahon, na worn-out kasi ang mga PCPs natin, siyempre kailangan na rin i-renovate at ayusin para yung mga pulis na nakatalaga dun ay dapat maging komportable habang nagtratrabaho, pati na rin ang publiko na dudulog ng reklamo o manghihingi ng tulong ay maging komportable din at hindi magkaroon ng pangamba kung mismo ang PCPs natin ay hindi maayos,” Balba told the Journal Group.

Business sector partners, Local Government Units (LGUs) and the community are helping in the repair and rehabilitation of the PCPs.

It was learned that the Pasig City Police Station have 10 PCPs, San Juan City PS and Mandaluyong City PS have 5, respectively, and Marikina City PS have 8.

Sumulong said the renovation of PCP-6 in Pasig City was made possible by the support of the community, business sector and local officials in the area who continuously support the programs of the Philippine National Police (PNP).      

Balba expressed gratitude to the LGU and business sectors for their commitment to help in the project.