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Bacolod gets new firetruck

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The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-Bacolod recently received a brand new Isuzu firetruck worth P12.5 million from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Last Tuesday, Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Bacolod City fire marshal Chief Inspector Publio Ploteña of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) received the firetruck during the distribution and turnover ceremony for 74 firetrucks to local government units (LGUs) held at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

The turnover ceremony was led by President Rodrigo Duterte who was assisted by DILG Secretary Eduardo Año and Bureau of Fire Protection OIC-Chief Superintendent Jose Embang Jr. (https://bit.ly/2ORKUwQ)

Also present were Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Lt. Gen. Felimon Santos Jr. and Philippine National Police chief General Archie Gamboa.

“We thank President Duterte and Secretary Año for putting Bacolod in the top priority to receive the much-needed equipment that will help the firefighting capabilities of our BFP, and boost the development and progress of the city,” said Leonardia, also the national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines.