DILIMAN, Quezon City—A police outpost was turned over today by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to the Philippine National Police (PNP) to keep commuters and passers-by in front of the department, along elliptical road, safe from street crimes.
DAR Secretary John Castriciones said the police outpost will be open 24-hours everyday and will be manned by two police officers from the Quezon City Police Department (QCPD).
“This police outpost was built to safeguard not only the government employees in the area of elliptical road, but also to protect the commuters and residents who get their transportation in front of the DAR,” Castriciones said.
Police Carlito Moleta who received the police outpost from DAR said the Elliptical road area, is not only prone to accidents, but also a hot-spot for street crimes especially at night.
“Hold-ups, wallet and bag snatching by thieves are common in this area. Accidents too. With this police outpost, we could readily respond to accidents and reduce, if not avert street crimes right away,” Nieves said.
Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte who graced the turn-over ceremony said the city government is always ready to help and support the DAR in ensuring the safety of the community.
Photo 1: DAR Secretary John Castriciones (in white barong) and Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte cut the ceremonial ribbon in front of the police outpost. Also in photo: Police Superintendents Carlito Moleta and Rizaldo Nieves, DAR Undersecretary Bernie Cruz and DAR Administrative Director Rene Colocar.
Photo 2: DAR Secretary John Castriciones
Photo 3: From L-R: Police Superintendent Carlito Moleta, QC Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, Police Superintendent Rizaldo Nieves, DAR Secretary John Castriciones, DAR Undersecretary Bernie Cruz, DAR Administrative Director Rene Colocar, and DAR Public Assistance and Media Relations Director Leomides Villareal.
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