PRO-7 in­stalls new out­post in Pajo, Lapu-Lapu

The Freeman - - NEWS - Fa­tima M. Tud­tud/JBB — Chris­tell

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.

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