PRO-7 installs new outpost in Pajo, Lapu-Lapu
The Police Regional Office (PRO)-7 Director Jose Mario Espino said the new police outpost installed in Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City will enhance police visibility in the area, especially in anticipation of All Souls' Day and All Saints' Day, as well as the approaching Christmas season.
The collapsible outpost is situated at the Petron Gasoline Station in Sitio Sangi and is part of a project of PRO-7 in coordination with Petron dubbed as "PNP-Petron Lakbay-Ligtas.”
Together with the well-known oil refining company, Espino said they will target to install 82 outposts in Central Visayas to make sure crimes that will happen in places of convergence will be immediately responded to.
“Before, it was only for Metro Manila and near provinces but nakita natin yung impact nito sa peace and order so ginawa na tong nationwide so nandito yung ating PNP Headquarters representatives. They have already launched this sa Region 2 and Region 1 at ngayon nandito sila sa Region 7,” Espino said.
Pajo Barangay Captain JunardAhong Chan, in an interview, said they are happy that Petron and PNP have put up an outpost in this area since it has jeepney terminals and malls, also considering that the city's fiesta will commence next month.
"Kining area nga gipili sa Petron, center gyud ni siya, naa diri atoang old terminal, kini ang agian sa mga devotees sa Birhen sa Regla especially hapit na sad ang pista sa atoang siyudad. Dako ang matabang ani sa among lugar for peace and order,” Chan said.
Espino said the outpost will remain at the gas station unless the national headquarters will advise its removal.
“Tuloy pa rin hangga't hindi sinasabi ng PNP headquarters na to deactivate or to remove the post,” he said.
The outpost will be the standby point for police, especially during rush hours, where the public can easily ask them for assistance, according to Espino.