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First-ever Integrated Public Safety Complex unveiled

DAVAO City has added yet another feather to its cap as the first-ever integrated safety and rescue facility in country with police, fire and Central 911 stations in one address was recently inaugurated.

Mayor Sara Duterte formally opening the first integrated public safety facility in the country

The unveiling of the integrated public safety complex at the Cabantian address of the new facility were prominent names in the business, political and social scene.

Unveiling the marker
“We at Alsons Development and Investment Corporation are pleased to present to the city government this 2,000 square meter integrated public safety facility comprised of 911, fire, and police stations that will enable faster response to emergencies here in Buhangin, one of the most populous districts in the city,” said Tomas Alcantara, Chairman of the Alcantara Group of Companies.
The Alcantara family: Rose and Alex Alcantara, Edith Alcantara, Tasha A. Dizon, Tommy Alcantara, Rosie A. Dominguez, Nick Alcantara

Prior to the opening of the complex, the closest 911 station was 10 kilometers away and the nearest fire station was 5 kilometers away.

The opening of the new complex will help bring emergency, fire, and police services closer to the people of district.
Alcantara Group Chairman Tomas Alcantara, Alsons Dev EVP Rosie A. Dominguez, City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, Councilor Marissa Salvador Abella

Alcantara also shared that it was back on 2012 when Alsons Dev. first proposed the idea of donating and building an integrated public safety facility to Mayor Sara Duterte. They initially thought of donating a portion of our 116-hectare property in Cabantian, but later offered to donate and build the structures themselves and had the groundbreaking ceremony with then Davao City Mayor RodyDuterte last July 2015.

Official turnover of the Public Safety Complex by the Alcanatra BOD to Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. With them-BFP Regional Director SSupt. Felixberto Abrenica, Davao Central 911 OIC Emmanuel Jaldon, PNP Regional Director Chief Supt. Manuel Gaerlan
“We find it pleasantly serendipitous to be turning over the completed complex to Mayor Sara; and through her, to the next President of the Republic of the Philippines.”
The Davao City Mayor thanking ALSONS for its donation
The new public safety complex features a two-storey Central 911 station with an infirmary and standby ambulance; a one-storey Police Station with two detention cells; and a two-storey Fire Station with two standby fire trucks. This allows the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire and Central 911 to streamline their response to distress call as they provide 24-hour medical, rescue, fire, K-9, and police assistance.
The unveiling of the first integrated safety and rescue facility in country with police, fire & Central 911 stations in one address

“This project is out modest way of giving back to Dabawenyos, who have been our customers, clients and partners for over 50 years. We are proud to partner with the city government in to make Davao one of the safest and most livable places in the world,” said the company’s EVP Rosie Dominguez.

Tonio Aguilar & former Sarangani Governor Miguel Dominguez
City Councilors Bernard Al-ag, Mary Joselle Villafuerte, Rachel Zozobrado, J. Melchor Quitain, Nilo Abellera Jr., Al Ryan Alejandre with Central 911 Chief Emmanuel Jaldon (3rd from right)
Itang Ang, Atty. Leo Dominguez, Edgar Ang, former Congressman Vince Garcia, Paul Dominguez & Phoenix CEO Dennis Uy

 

Alsons Dev Asst. GM for Operations Conrado de Jesus with Marco Polo Davao GM Dottie Wurgler-Cronin, Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Lon
Congressman Karlo Nograles and Anton Lopez

 

Commisioned architect Patrick Tan with wife Lyn.

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Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on June 29, 2016.

 
 

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