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MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, April 20 (PIA) -- The provincial office of the Philippine National Police was able to solicit 25 units of computers from the organization's foundation.

Police Sr. Supt. Marni Marcos said that distribution of the new computers, which were given by the Philippine National Police Foundation Inc. (PNPFI) to the field stations all over the province will be timed during the visit of the Police Regional Director soon.

The computers will be very useful in office and administrative matters of the various police stations, especially now that the social media have been the prevailing way for gathering and disseminating information on programs and projects in every police station, Marcos disclosed during last week's Provincial Report cable TV program.

In fact, the PNP last year recruited non-uniformed personnel (NUP) whose main function is to attend to the online needs of the stations, while uniformed cops were all dispatched to the field for the actual police work, Marcos shared.

Aside from the computers, Marcos also reported that eight municipal police stations such Macrohon, Padre Burgos, Hinundayan, Libagon, Pintuyan, Saint Bernard, San Juan, and Silago were recently issued each a motorcycle unit. Other field stations in the province had already been issued their units except for the eight police stations.

Asked if all the police stations in the province have their own separate, and concrete made offices, Marcos, who assumed as provincial director six months ago, said there are still a few which are still housed in old, Spanish-era structures while others hod offices near municipal halls.

He called on the local government units who have no separate stations yet to find a suitable lot, inasmuch as the PNP has a continuing program for construction of police stations with funds coming from the central PNP office.

Also guests at the cable TV program were Police Chief Insp. Napoleon Inot, Investigator, and Police Sr. Insp. Richard Castanares, in-charge of Police Community Relations (PCR). (ajc/mmp/PIA8-Southern Leyte)