Oro mayor mulls transfer of Bulua police precinct
CAGAYAN de Oro City (5 February) -- Mayor Constantino G. Jaraula yesterday said he is planning to transfer the Community Police Precinct 7 from its present location along the national highway in Barangay Bulua to a more strategic area at Kinasanghan junction in Barangay Iponan.
The imminent transfer of Police Precinct No. 7 to its new site was brought up by Mayor Jaraula before members of the City Peace and Order Council during its recent meeting held at the mayor's office.
Mayor Jaraula saw the urgent need for the immediate relocation of PCP 7 at the boundary area specifically in between Sitio Kinasanghan of Barangay Iponan and Barangay Igpit of the municipality of Opol in Misamis Oriental to boost the city's security against criminals and other lawless elements.
The city mayor explained that the new location is a very strategic location that will make it easier for the police authorities to intercept criminals who will escape through the western part of the city.
He likewise pushed for the establishment of a composite checkpoint which will be manned by personnel from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the 4th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army.
The establishment of the 24-hour police and military checkpoint in Iponan junction aims to prevent the entry/exit of lawless elements coming from and going out of the western side of Cagayan de Oro.
The city mayor noted that the western part of Cagayan de Oro became the 'greater source of entry' of lawless elements citing the absence of a round-the-clock checkpoint.
With the strategic checkpoint at the western side in place, Mayor Jaraula hoped that the illegal activities of these criminals who are usually engaged in big-time crimes such as carnapping, kidnapping, robbery, among others will be curbed.
Acting City Police Director Col. Isagani F. Genabe Jr. and 4th ID Commanding General Jose T. Barbieto, represented by public affairs officer Maj. Michele Anayron, are now working out the details for the operation of the composite checkpoint. (Cagayan de Oro City IO/PIA-MisOrOccCam i-Net) [top]