LGUs asked to provide aircon to police stations

MANILA Newly-appointed chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), Director Camilo Cascolan, urged local government units (LGU) to consider subsidizing the cost of putting air conditioning units in police stations in Metro Manila.

Cascolan, who inspected police stations in the NCR Monday, said that working conditions in a number of police stations are being affected by the absence of air conditioning units.

He likewise visited the police detention cells that President Rodrigo R. Duterte earlier ordered improved after the occurrence of a number of deaths due to overcrowding.

Exhaust fans have been ordered to be placed in these detention places as a stop-gap measure.

On Monday, two more detainees died at the Pasay Police station's Drug Enforcement Team Custodial Facility.

The two inmates Eduardo Angeles, 48, and Arman Castillo, 32 were found unconscious by PO1 Anthony Fernandez and were rushed to the Pasay City General Hospital but were declared dead by attending physician, Dr. Noah Padilla.

The Pasay City jail, which measures 23 square meters, houses more than a hundred detainees awaiting papers to be moved elsewhere.

Source: Philippine News Agency

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