The newly appointed regional director of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Central Visayas, FCSupt. Roberto Genave, said that BFP 7 intends to put up fire stations in five LGUs in Cebu Province that do not currently have one.
Genave told Gov. Gwen Garcia this during a courtesy visit at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 19. These are the municipalities of Tabogon, Alcoy, Borbon, Ronda, and Santander.
Sugbo News learned that the BFP 7 and the LGUs could enter into a usufruct agreement to realize this. Under the agreement, the LGUs would allot a space where the BFP station could be built. This will hasten the establishment of the fire stations as BFP would no longer look for a space on their own in the above-mentioned LGUs.
Gov. Gwen also informed the BFP official about the recently passed ordinance by the Provincial Board that now requires national government agencies to consult with the Capitol before implementing any of their programs and projects in Cebu.
PB Ordinance No. 2023-02 penalizes agencies that would violate certain sections of the Local Government Code of 1991, that has since mandated NGAs to work and consult with LGUs in any project implementation and planning.
Genave welcomed this, saying that they are more than willing to work closely with the Provincial Government.
Before assuming his post in region 7, the Philippine National Police Academy Alumnus (Patnubay Class of 1995) served as director for the BFP Headquarters Support Service and as Region 4A director for BFP-Calabarzon.
He also served as director of the National Fire Training Institute and directorate for comptrollership at the BFP National Headquarters. Under his leadership, he enhanced safety services for the benefit of the local government units and its constituents. | Carlo Lorenciana