A Catholic priest blessed the prospected location of the new police building to constructed in Paranas, Samar.
A Catholic priest blessed the prospected location of the new police building to constructed in Paranas, Samar. Supt. Elmer Soria, Mayor Felix Babalcon Jr and other visitors on the watch.

PARANAS, Samar – A P4.7 million worth new police building is expected to rise in this locality with high expectation from the local residents that peace and order situation will soon be stable.

In a ground breaking ceremony on Wednesday, both Regional Police Director Chief Superintendent Elmer Soria and Paranas Mayor Felix Babalcon, Jr. announced the construction of a new police 2-storey building with roof deck located on a 600-square meter lot donated by the municipal government along the national highway in Barangay Zone 4.

Paranas is a second class town situated more or less 30 kilometers south from Catbalogan City, the province’s premier capital, with a population of 29,327 people according to the 2010 census.

Supt. Soria said the building costs P4.7 million of which P3.7 million is provided by the PNP while the local government unit of Paranas put up a counterpart fund of P1 million.

The building construction is expected to be completed in 175 calendar days as construction, to be undertaken by JELM Construction, starts.

The new station is a part of the modernization program of the PNP particularly on upgrading of its physical facilities. Another police building will also be constructed in an island town of Daram in the next few months, it was learned.

“The people deserves an excellent police performance from the new breed of police heroes travelling the right path, and a few months from now, you will be serve better by our policemen in their new home,” said Soria.

“At least a decent police station would surely boost the morale of our local police and earn the respect of the community,” the police official added.