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Police exec thankful for lot donation for HQ in Malinao, Albay

LEGAZPI — Senior Supt. Antonino Cirujales, director of Albay Provincial Police Office, has thanked Mayor Avelino Ceriola of Malinao, Albay for his initiative in donating a portion of a family-owned lot for the building of a new municipal police headquarters in the town.
Chief Insp. Virgil Bibat, acting police chief of Malinao Municipal Police Office (MPO), also thanked Ceriola for the 400-square meter property that will house the new MPO that is currently on the second floor of the town's public market.
Cirujales said there are still municipal police stations in the province that do not have their own buildings and could be deemed as "squatters in municipal town halls or buildings owned by local government units (LGU)."
He said the national headquarters of the Philippine National Police at Camp Crame in Quezon City has allocated P4.71 million for the construction of a "B/C type buildings" for police stations in third class municipalities.
"But this is on the condition that the LGU should donate a minimum of 400 sq. m. as its counterpart," said Cirujales.
The lot donation of Mayor Ceriola is part of a parcel of family-owned land located along the national highway in Barangay Balading in Malinao.
This piece of property is just across a one-hectare lot which was earlier acquired by the LGU from a family in Malinao.
A 600-sq.-m. portion of this one-hectare lot was initially supposed to be donated by Mayor Ceriola for the construction of the police headquarters.
Ceriola said, however, that the Sangguniang Bayan (Municipal Council) of Malinao has yet to agree to the deal on the 600-sq.-m. lot.
The mayor said there was a "time constraint" involved that resulted in his donation of a portion of a family-owned lot.
He was referring to an order of the Bids and Awards Committee of the Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO-5) headed by Sr. Supt. Lito Pittalano which said Malinao MPO "has to submit a deed of donation (for the lot) before the deadline ends for the scheduled proper bidding on April 24."
According to Ceriola, if he fails to submit the deed of donation, the PNP's P4.713 million allocation for the new building of the town's police headquarters will be realigned to other police stations in the province.
In an earlier report, PRO5 said that majority or three out of four police stations in the Bicol region were built on lots donated by their LGUs. (PNA)
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Last Modified: 2017-Sep-19 23.31.24 UTC+0800