TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Public Safety Savings and Loans Association, Inc. (PSSLAI) recently turned over to the city government and the Tabuk City Police Office (TCPO) a multi-million four-story model prototype police station building to enhance the maintenance of law and order in the city.
Outgoing PNP chief Ge. Rodolfo S. Azurin, Jr. and PSSLAI chief executive officer retired Gen. Lucas Managelod formally turned over to Mayor Darwin C. Estran֮ero the plans and key to the building ready for occupancy by the officers and personnel of the TCPO.
The model PNP building was constructed with funding from the PSSLAI within a 2,000-square meter land ceded by the local government to the PNP in barangay Laya West.
The area where the said model PNP building was constructed was part of the property that was purchased by the city government to be occupied by government law enforcement agencies like the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), PNP, crime laboratory, among others.
Mayor Estran֮ero expressed the gratitude of the people and officialdom of Tabuk to the outgoing PNP chief and the officers and Board of Directors of the PSSLAI for such donation that gave the city its first model PNP prototype building in the country.
The construction of this model building was started in December 2022 and the 4-storey structure was completed in a span of less than 4 months prior to the recent turnover of the facility to the city government and the TCPO ready for use.
Estran֮ero claimed that the new headquarters of the TCPO will surely inspire and motivate the local police personnel to be on their toes in ensuring the maintenance of law and order in the city which is now fast becoming an urbanized area due to the enormous developments that are being introduced by investors wanting to establish their businesses in strategic areas around the city.
This model PNP building in Tabuk is one of the prototype police stations being envisioned by the PSSLAI to be built in other identified priority areas around the country in the coming months.
Estran֮ero pointed out that the city’s constituency and officialdom are humbled for being the first to showcase the model prototype PNP building, the city having been handpicked by the PNP and PSSLAI to be the first recipient of such project that is geared towards advancing the efforts to sustain law and order in the city.
Also gracing the signing of the deed of donation and blessing of the said facility were Rep. Allen Jesse C. Mangaoang, Gov. James Edubba and other ranking PNP and PSSLAI as well as other city officials.
Estran֮ero rallied the officers and personnel of the TCPO to take extra care of the model PNP building and maximize its use for effective and efficient police response to calls for assistance from the residents and visitors alike.