NBI, PCG, DSWD training, care facilities to rise in Albay, says solon
MANILA, Philippines — Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Elizaldy Co said on Sunday that two security training institutions and a social welfare center are set to be established in Albay.
One of these is the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Academy in Legazpi City, which is expected to facilitate comprehensive law enforcement training.
“This development initiated in March is anticipated to fortify regional and national security,” said Co of the P250 project.
Another planned development is the Philippine Coast Guard Academy in Cagraray, Bacacay, the lawmaker said.
It has an initial allocation of P300 million from the 2023 General Appropriations Act, he added.
“Another academy, ‘yung Philippine Coast Guard Academy, pero this time sa Pacific side, another development ‘yan para sa Bicol Region,” he said.
(Another academy, the Philippine Coast Guard Academy, but this time on the Pacific side, that’s another development for the Bicol Region.)
“[This] underscores the commitment to bolstering maritime security,” he furthered.
Lastly, a Department of Social Welfare and Development facility that will cater to the elderly, orphans, and abused women will also be built in Estanza, Legazpi City.
“Nagdonate ako ng lupa (property) kasi na observe ko wala tayo sa Legazpi na facility para sa mga matatanda katulad ng Home for the Aged, wala tayong reception house for the abused women and rape victims, wala rin para sa orphanage,” Co said.
(I donated land because I noticed that we do not have facilities for the elderly in Legazpi, such as the Home for the Aged, we do not have a reception house for the abused women and rape victims, and there is also nothing for the orphanage.)
“Kausap na natin ang DSWD, sila ang bahala sa plano ng facility. We have provided the property kung saan itatayo ang pasilidad and we are just waiting for the groundbreaking ceremony para masimulan na ang construction nito,” he added.
(We are already talking to the DSWD; they will take care of the facility plan. We have provided the property where the facility will be built, and we are just waiting for the groundbreaking ceremony to start its construction.)