By RHEE Fer HORTALEZA
DAGUPAN CITY – A former policeman who was with the Dagupan City Police Station for 26 years has been tapped to head the newly created Public Assistance and Response Management Center (PARMC).
Mayor Belen T. Fernandez introduced former SPO4 Carlito O. Ocampo during the Executive Session of the city’s department heads at the City Hall Conference Room last Tuesday as head of the PARMC.
Three city government offices – the Public Order and Safety Office (POSO), the City Disaster Risk-Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) and the Anti-Littering Squad – will be under the umbrella of the new office.
Nevertheless, Ocampo’s appointment will take effect on November 12 due to the election ban still in effect until November 12.
“I will exhaust all the experiences I had in the past as a police officer. I will endeavor to address all problems referred to me hangga’t kaya ko. What is needed, though, is cooperation among all of us in the city government,” Ocampo, who sought early retirement as a policeman in 2006, stressed.
As this developed, Fernandez instructed POSO Chief Michael Hernando to check on the existence of colorum jeepneys entering the city.
Pointing out likewise that the city lacks traffic signages, Fernandez urged the repainting of sidewalks and gutters and to put more color to the signages.
“I hope na maayos na ang flow ng traffic natin. I would like that some railings be put in place in loading/unloading areas for proper guidance to both drivers and pedestrians. Talk to these drivers and explain everything that is being done after all is already in place,” Fernandez averred. (CIO/103013)