Wednesday, August 17, 2011
ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Aug. 17, 2011) – Police praised Zamboanga Sibugay Congressman Romeo Jalosjos, Jr for his support to the welfare of its members in the province.
Jalosjos formally handed over a new barracks to the Philippine National Police in the capital town of Ipil. The barracks worth some P1 million was funded by Jalosjos. He said the barracks is just one of many projects he has for the provincial police force.
He said the construction of a water system worth over P1 million at the police headquarters is also underway.
Senior Superintendent Ruben Cariaga, Sr the provincial police chief, praised the solon and thanked him for providing them the needed projects and improvements at the camp.
“I am very thankful to our Congressman who has prioritized our requests for a new barracks. This is a morale-booster to the uniformed men and women here in the Sibugay Headquarters,” Cariaga said.
The hand over ceremony was attended by police and government officials.
Jalosjos has also authored three important house bills – HB04087, an act converting the municipality of Ipil into a component city; HB04392, an act converting Kabasalan National High School into Kabasalan Vocational Technical School; and HB04984, an act reclassifying forest lands in Zamboanga Sibugay with slope of 18% or below into alienable and disposable agricultural lands.
His father, former Zamboanga del Norte Congressman Romeo Jalosjos, Sr was behind many development projects in the province and largely credited for promoting Mindanao tourism. (With a report from Paulnazer Lontua)