Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Monday (May 26) said the government has allocated P34.1 million for the renovation and construction of new police stations in the province of Albay.
The DILG chief said Tabaco City was allotted P16 million; Pio Duran town with P4.6 million and Ligao City was given P10.5 million to construct new police stations in Albay. Fourteen (14) other police stations in the province were allotted fund ranging from P200,000 to P300,000 each to renovate their offices.
Under the DILG’s Oplan Hilamos (Oplan Dignity) program, the government has allocated P170 million to renovate at least 1,700 old and dilapidated police stations aimed to give lawmen dignity in their place of work.
Roxas said the country’s police chiefs will be given a ‘menu’ of the things or items they wanted to repair or renovate at their stations, and they include worn out roofing, toilets, lightings and paint. Every police station will be covered by a work program.
The DILG chief said that with the implementation of Oplan Diginity, it would enhance public acceptance and perception of the PNP office and the personnel manning it.