The Police force of Ozamiz will soon rise its own building located besides the Senador Jose Ozamiz Memorial Building (ABC Hall) with an initial appropriation of P5-M from the Police Thrust Fund.
Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez led the ground breaking and the newly promoted one star PNP General Lyndel A. Desquitado , the Deputy Regional Director for Administration PRO-10 was gracing the historical event together with the Acting Provincial Director Senior Superintendent Raul Benitez .
The entire Ozamiz City Police Force headed by Chief of Police Supt. Jonas T. Amparo was witnessing the ground breaking activity.
Mayor Nova said, the construction of this project, Ozamiz PNP would boost its morale as law enforcer and as a front liner in the fight against all forms of criminalities.
The Local Government Unit has been identifying the site for the PNP building in 2010. As a matter of fact ground breaking has been made which was attended by the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo.
“ The construction was delayed due to the revision of plans particularly the land area from 400 square meters to 600 square meters,” Mayor Nova has pointed out.
PCSupt. Desquitado said it is sentimental for him being the former PNP Provincial Director of Misamis Occidental who was relieved by then Governor Leo Ocampos, after Ten years and right after just being promoted in the rank of general he came back to the place to grace the occasion of ground breaking the Ozamiz PNP building.
“ It is indeed nostalgic for me to at least made my first official visit as a new star officer and fulfilling of what I have long time ago dreaming of. Ten years ago I was here as a provincial director 2002-2003; 2004 and 2005. I have already seen how narrow the space for Ozamiz City Police personnel due to the fact that they are only sharing with the City Hall building , and inspite of that they were still able to provide services and perform their duties as police officials as expected, “ PCSupt. Desquitado said.
PCSupt. Desquitado added that the ground breaking was timely for it is done before the election period or election ban. As chairman of the bids and award committee , PCSupt. Desquitado is pushing hard for the Ozamiz City Police Building.
The Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce President Pershing Tan Queto Jr, and Ozamiz City Chamber officials headed by former Vice-Mayor Elvira Tan were also present during the occasion.