Catarman N. Samar– The Department of Public Works and Highways Northern Samar First District Engineering Office (DPWH-NSFDEO) officially turned over a new Multi-Purpose Building (SOCO Building) to the Northern Samar Police Provincial Office (NSPPO) on June 5, 2023, at Camp Carlos Delgado in Catarman, Northern Samar.

The turnover ceremony was led by Assistant District Engineer Vivian G. Biaco of DPWH-NSFDEO, who handed over the building to the Director of the PNP Forensic Group, PBGEN Constancio T. Chinayog Jr.

In his message, PBGEN Chinayog underscored the critical role of forensic services in the justice system. “Forensic services play a vital role in our modern society, serving as a backbone of justice and truth. It is through forensic services that we can provide closure to victims, hold offenders accountable, and ultimately uphold the rule of law,” he stated.
PBGEN Chinayog emphasized the unit’s dedication to processing and investigating crime scenes, maintaining the integrity of collected evidence, and delivering justice. “Our team of dedicated professionals will work tirelessly to ensure that justice is served swiftly and accurately,” PBGEN Chinayog added.

The ceremony also featured the symbolic turnover of the key to PNP officials by Assistant District Engineer Vivian G. Biaco and First District Representative, Congressman Paul R. Daza.

The Php 7.91-million project involved the construction of a two-storey Multi-Purpose Building with a total floor area of 212.67 square meters. The building includes an overhead tank, PWD ramp with handrails, and a parapet wall on the roof deck, along with the removal of existing structures and obstructions.

The event continued with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the unveiling of the building marker, and the blessing of the building officiated by Rev. Fr. Potenciano Dulay.

The ceremony was also attended by PCOL Isidro L Cariño, Regional Chief, RFU 8; PCOL Sonnie B. Omengan, Provincial Director, NSPPO; PLTCOL Herardo G. Hermosilla, Provincial Chief, NSPFU; Atty. Jericho C. Ocenar, Provincial Officer, NAPOLCOM Northern Samar; and Hon. Christian Emmanuel Uy; Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan 1st District.

The new facility is expected to significantly enhance the forensic capabilities and overall service quality of the PNP in Northern Samar, benefiting the local community by reinforcing the province’s law enforcement infrastructure.