New police station bldg in Batac soon to rise

BATAC CITY— A new building of the city’s police station here may soon rise after the city council has finally approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Jeffrey Nalupta to donate a portion of lot owned by the city government.

The lot, located within the compound of the Batac Public Market, has an area of 1,000 square meters.

Initially, the mayor said that they plan to offer the lot to the PNP under a Deed of Usufruct, but the PNP declined the said idea, explaining that they cannot build a PNP building unless the lot is named under the PNP.

Batac police chief P/Supt. Reynaldo Ogay thanked the city government for the realization of this project. He, however, revealed that the proposed building has to follow certain specifications intended for a city police station. Currently, the PNP station in Batac is too small and congested for a city police station.

As this developed, Ogay disclosed that some officials from the PNP regional office will arrive soon to inspect the proposed site and building plans.

Mayor Nalupta revealed that the lot would be the city government’s counterpart for the project while the PNP will shoulder the construction cost unless the PNP asks for additional financial support from the city government. (Tsg)