Davao City top cop enforces cost-cutting measures

Subscribe Now November 21, 2013 at 10:33am

MEMBERS of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) are now using non-electric instead of electric water dispenser in line with the cost-cutting measures enforced by its director Senior Supt. Vicente D. Danao Jr.

Aside from the DCPO chief's directive for his men to hunt criminals and retain the peace and order here, Danao also issued an order to respective offices to stop using the electric water dispenser and time the use of air-conditioning units.

Danao issued the directive after he assumed his post as DCPO director on Oct. 25. The order took effect after the observance of the "All Saints and Souls Day" on the first week of this month.

"Actually, the Davao City Police Office always exceeds the minimum electricity consumption. As far as I am concerned, itong ginagawa naming pagtitipid ay tulong na rin sa mother nature natin," Danao said in an interview.

Danao said there were around eight electric water dispensers in their office before. He added that he replaced them into non electric water dispensers, one on the top floor and the other on the ground floor.

He said aircon units will only be used during office hours, maximum of 8-hours.

"Matagal ko namang sinasabi yan nung nasa logistics pa ako, kaya lang hindi nila masyadong pinapansin. I know the expenses ng region, at kapag sumobra ka dyan, it wouldn't be fair for other offices na. Di naman kailangan ng maraming water dispensers," Danao said.

"Though ang nagbabayad dyan is the higher headquarters but we also have to help them. We only have limited funds in the PNP at kapag di nagtipid ang bawat isa sa amin, parang kinain na rin namin yung pondo ng ibang station," he added.

When asked about the budget, Danao said he has no idea as to the financial accounts of the Philippine National Police (PNP). He also said that he will cut the allowance of their personnel, if they will not obey orders.

Source: sunstar.com.ph

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