P6-M bldg to house PSO, Emergency Quick Response Team
By Cet Dematera
LEGAZPI CITY --- A P6-M worth of edifice that will serve as headquarters of the Public Safety Office (PSO) and Emergency Quick Response Team (EQRT) was inaugurated here last week. The facility will allow the two offices to respond to emergency situations in a manner that is expeditious and efficient.
Albay Governor Noel Rosal, the former Legazpi City mayor, led the inauguration along with his wife, Geraldine Rosal, now the incumbent city mayor. Also in attendance was Vice Mayor Bobby Cristobal and other city officials.
In an interview, City Architect Rey Acosta said the facility, which is sitting on a 425 square-meter lot owned by the city government, is adjacently located to the Legazpi City Police Station and the Legazpi City Hospital.
Acosta describe the building as a simple yet possessing the capability to provide the responders with ease and efficiency in responding to emergencies.
Engineer Ladee Azur, CDRRMO chief, said that the newly constructed facility will serve as the main building of the EQRT and PSO. Azur thanked the governor in whose term as city mayor the building was constructed.
She said the building would be used for the continuous training of the personnel of EQRT as part of the requirements for the accreditation of the Department of Health (DOH) for ambulance operation and services.
PSO Chief Rolly Esguerra on his part said that the facility is very important in law enforcement, traffic management and emergency response considering that the building is strategically located in the city’s central business district near the police station. Esguerra added that the building could be easily located by the people needing urgent assistance.