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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Zambo Norte LGUs receive brand new patrol jeeps

By Alfonso T. Ruda
DIPOLOG CITY - The Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Police Office recently received 25 units of brand new patrol jeeps from the Philippine National Police(PNP) Regional Office 9.

In a simple turnover and blessing ceremony held in front of the Provincial Library Thursday, Sept. 4, PNP-9 Regional Director Miguel C. Antonio Jr.presented 25 units of brand new Mahindra patrol jeeps to Zamboanga del Norte PNP DirectorPSSupt.RedentorRetusto,for the 25 municipalities of the province.

After the vehicles were blessed by Reverend Father Cesar Tinga, the new patrol jeeps were also turned-over to the chiefs of police of the different municipal police stations.

Gov. Roberto Uy said the new patrol jeeps could help a lot in the campaign against lawless and criminal elements and in the maintenance of peace and order in the province.

The good governor thanked DILG 9 Regional Director PaizalAbutazil, especially DILG Sec. Mar Roxas for heeding to their appeal as he cited the importance of the patrol jeeps in the maintenance of peace and order in Zamboanga del Norte.

The new patrol jeeps are intended for the municipalities of Sergio Osmena, Sibutad, La Libertad, Pinan, Polanco, Mutia, Rizal, Katipunan, Roxas, Manukan, Jose Dalman, Sindangan, Siayan, Leon Postigo, Salug, Liloy, Godod, Kalawit, Labason, Tampilisan, Gutalac, Siocon, Baliguian, and Sibuco.

La Libertad Mayor Romeo Mejias, on other hand said the new patrol jeeps will be of great help in his municipality not only in the maintenance of peace and order but also to respond to the calls for assistance fromresidents of far-flung barangays in times of emergency.

The turn-over was held during the last day of the 24th Mindanao  Business Conference(MINBIZCON), witnessed by Congressman RosendoLabad-labad, Sec. Luwalhati Antonino of the Mindanao Development Authority(MinDA), Dipolog City Mayor Evelyn Uy, mayors and chiefs of police from the different municipalities and other top officials of the province.