MAHINOG, Camiguin — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has inaugurated on Wednesday morning its new building beside the municipal hall of Mahinog.
Eastern Mindanao Director for Integrated Police Operation PCSupt Victorino S. Panganiban and Police Regional Office (PRO-10) regional director Chief Superintendent Condrado E. Laza led the PNP in the inauguration and hand over ceremony.
Mahinog Mayor Alex R. Jajalla and Camiguin Police Provincial Director Senior Superintendent Edward S. Abejuela also graced the inauguration.
Senior Superintendent Celso G. Regencia (right), Chief of PRO 10 Logistic Development Division formally turned over the documents of the three-storey model police station building to Mahinog Chief of Police Inspector Edgar S. Anonoy (left) in a simple ceremony held at the rooftop of the new building.
The new building will now housed the administrative, investigation, police community relations and operations department.
In 2005, then Chief PNP Director General Arturo Lomibao led the ground breaking of the proposed new PNP building.
In November 2009, or four years later, a ground breaking and capsule laying ceremony was reenacted which was led by then PRO X regional director PCSupt Danilo T. Empedrad that finally started the construction of this long awaited project.
Mayor Jajalla said the realization of the new PNP building in Mahinog is a “dream come true” which is necessary to improve the morale and performance of the local police personnel.
“This is a big help in our law and order drive, boost the morale and performance of the police in fighting criminality,” the mayor said.
Panganiban said the new building is part of the PNP's mandate to support the peace and order programs of the local government units.
“The PNP will always adhere to what the local chief executive wishes to be – a better and peaceful locality," he said.
For his part, Laza encouraged the municipal police personnel to be inspired with the new building which was praised as the most “ decent and beautiful” in the province.
He reminded the troops to be "not only decent in appearance but also in acts and deeds.”
He thanked the local government unit of Mahinog for helping the PNP towards realizing the newly completed installation that will serve the needs of the municipality.