Angeles City—PATROL Partylist has turned over the new Bachelor Officers Quarters (BOQ) at the back of the main headquarters building of the Angeles City Police Office at Camp Tomas Pepito in Barangay Sto. Domingo here.
PATROL Partylist chief of staff lawyer Abner Zamora, who represented Rep. Jorge A. Bustos, said the BOQ started construction in February but works had been stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Full swing construction resumed in August was and completed in time for the scheduled inauguration.
He said the building has seven rooms and can accommodate two officers per room, or a total of 14 police commissioned officers.
The project is worth P3 million and was funded through the initiative of Rep. Bustos.
Zamora and Police BGen. Valeriano Templo De Leon, Central Luzon Police director, led the turnover of the BOQ to its tenants as part of the Command Visit activities.
“This infrastructure is a collaboration between private group and the police in boosting the morale of our men and satisfying the towering expectations of the public upon us,” said De Leon.
Police Colonel Patrick Joyce Sangalang, director of the ACPO, briefed De Leon and other guests of the illegal drugs situation and the police efforts against criminality in this city.
Part of the activities was the formal surrender of a member of an indigenous group who swore allegiance to the government after more than three years as an armed guerilla in the underground movement. The rebel also turned over his firearm, a 12-gauge shotgun, to the police during the ceremony.
Part of the Command Visit activities was the awarding of medals to police officers who excelled in their respective fields as law enforcers, specifically in the illegal drugs campaign.