New EPD headquarters to rise soon

Published August 15, 2019, 7:15 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Jhon Aldrin Casinas

A new Eastern Police District (EPD) headquarters will soon rise in San Juan City.

San Juan City Rep. Ronny Zamora recieves the plaque of appreciation for being the guest of honor and speaker during the 45th EPD Founding Anniversary on Thursday. (Photo via Jhon Aldrin Casinas)
San Juan City Rep. Ronny Zamora recieves the plaque of appreciation for being the guest of honor and speaker during the 45th EPD Founding Anniversary on Thursday. (Photo via Jhon Aldrin Casinas)

This was revealed by San Juan City Rep. Ronaldo “Ronny” Zamora during the 45th EPD Founding Anniversary on Thursday.

The EPD’s anniversary also marked the last day in office of outgoing EPD director Brig. Gen. Nolasco Bathan.

Police Brig. Gen. Johnson Alamazan will replace Bathan, who will be heading south to lead the Southern Police District.

“Ito ang gagawin ko para sa inyo Gen. Bathan, as a parting gift, bibigyan ko kayo ng bagong district headquarters sa San Juan (This is what I am going to do for you Gen. Bathan, as a parting gift, I will give you a new district headquarters in San Juan),” Zamora said.

“Bibigayan ko ang Eastern Police district, hindi yung hiram na district headquarters (I will give this to Eastern Police District, not the one that was lent only),” the 74-year-old lawmaker added.

Apparently, the current three-story district headquarters located behind Pasig City Hall is a temporary building for the district police.

“Pahiram lang ito (This was only lent to us),” Bathan told reporters.

Zamora said he and Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, who is the former chief of the Philippine National Police, have allocated P100 million each for the new district headquarters.

The P200-million headquarters, he said, will be located in front of the San Juan City Government Center, which is currently being constructed in Barangay St. Joseph just a few steps from the City Hall.

“Ito ay nasa budget na. Hindi ito pangako,(This is already included in the budget. This is not a promise),” said the veteran congressman of the city’s lone district.

Although proposals for the police headquarter’s design are still have to be submitted, Zamora said he does not want the building to be less than four stories.

“Ito ay hindi lang parting gift. Ito ay para meron tayong legacy project para maalala ng taong bayan ang mga pulis at ang mga kasama sa gobyerno (This is not only a parting gift. This also serves as a legacy project to remind people of the police officers and other government partners),” Zamora said.

“Lahat yan ay para lang sa isang dahilan, para mag lingkod hindi para sa kanila kundi para sa bayan at mga mamamayan ng boung pilipinas (All of this is for the reason to serve, not for themselves, but for the country and for the Filipino people),” he added.

 
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