Police Regional Office (PRO)-7 director Chief. Supt. Noli TaliÃ±o led the inauguration of the new P4.8-million police station in Cortes on Wednesday morning.
TaliÃ±o was joined by other officials of the Central Visayas police command during the ceremony in the three-story building located at a 400-sqm lot donated by the local government unit of Cortes.
In his speech, TaliÃ±o told Cortes police personnel led by SPO4 Josue Lungog to use the opening of the new office as avenue to reaffirm commitment in providing quality service to the townâ€™s residents.
The PRO-7 officials who were also in Bohol to discuss the relaunch of â€œOplan Tokhangâ€ were welcomed by Cortes Mayor Iven Lim.
Lim said that the new police station is the first government establishment to be built after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Bohol in 2013.
The Mayor also expressed his support for the Cortes police particularly in its anti-drug drive and peace and order campaigns which he said would draw more investors to the town.
Construction of the police building which was implemented by the PRO-7 through the General Appropriations Act last year was completed in five months.
According to Lungog, the townâ€™s police personnel are expected to start occupying the new building next month as equipment and furniture are being prepared.
The inauguration was also joined by Fr. Roderick Pizarras; Sr. Supt. Clarito Baja, PRO-7 Community Relations Division chief; Supt. Pedrillo Villamor Jr, Logistics and Research Development Division 7 deputy chief; members of the Sangguniang Bayan; and staff of the regional and provincial police command. (Rey Tutas)