The city government of Marikina has assured its citizens of a faster response and pro-active services from Philippine National Police Marikina, Rescue 161 and Traffic Management by providing them with 16 police cars, 10 ambulances and four traffic patrol cars, Mayor Marcy Teodoro announced.
Newly dressed up and fine-tuned to suit the needs of the police, rescuers and traffic patrolers, these refurbished service vehicles were publicly launched and turned over at the Freedom Park on Monday morning.
The 16 barangays in Marikina now has its own police mobile. Teodoro renewes his commitment to establish a police precinct in every barangay.
Furthermore, the 10 ambulances will allow Marikina Rescue 161 a five-minute response time in any health emergency. To further enhance the services of Rescue 161, Teodoro confirmed that more ambulances will be dispatched in the future.
The four traffic patrol cars will be supported by three power motorbikes to enable the officers of the Transportation Management and Enforcement Division to strictly implement the traffic rules of Marikina.
Rev. Alejandro Pestaño of the Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned blessed the vehicles before they were turned over.