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PNP Chief brings good news to Zumarraga

By Ninfa B Quirante

Catbalogan City (June 11) -- The Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has brought good news to the PNP in Zumarraga.

As he joined his large ?Verzosa? clan? in this quaint town of Zumarraga Island, Verzosa pledged by adding some three or four PNP elements to the 13-strong Zumarraga police force led by P/Insp Danilo Cornita.

He announced this pointing to Police Region 8 Director, Chief Superintendent Rey Lanada who nodded his head in approval.

The gesture received applause from the hundreds who joined the ?Verzosa? clan runion and the townspeople of Zumarraga.

Verzosa also sought newly-eleced Mayor Myrna Tan (also a member of the Vezosa clan) to prepare a deed of donation for the area where a new PNP station will be erected.

The mayor, seemingly approved the request as she smiled.

Lanada, in a talk with the media who covered the affair, said he and the chief of police will also seek from the chief PNP, a request for a motorcycle and a motorboat for the police force in this island town.

Zumarraga is an island town, where the major means of transport is through a sea vessel.

The motorcycle will then be used in the town proper where the streets are well paved.

Samar Police Provincial Director Pancho Hubilla commented that Zumarraga is one peaceful town and that criminality is very manageable.

Zumarraga Chief Cornita confided to PIA that ?crimes? here include petty ones like brawling causing scandal from drunkeness.

However, the chief commented that it won?t hurt of additional warm bodies are added to his men.

Verzosa landed in Zumarraga bringing along some 300-400 PNP elements all throught E Visayas to do a ?Legacy Run? for the successful conduct of a peaceful election and a relatively successful tranformation program in the PNP ranks.

As a side trip, Verzosa obliged to meet his large Verzosa clan from all over Samar during their reunion which coincided on that day of his ?Legacy Run?. (PIA-Samar) [top]

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