US Embassy Manila donates barracks to Sulu police

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 April) – The United States Embassy in Manila donated to the Philippine National Police (PNP) a newly-refurbished building at the Sulu Training Center in Camp Kasim, Jolo, Sulu.

The donated barracks, according to a press release from the US Embassy, can accommodate 36 students. Its ground floor consists of a conference room, an International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance training office, and two private offices, while the top floor consists of “both male and female barracks areas.”

The U.S. Pacific Command’s Joint Interagency Task Force West started construction of the barracks in early 2015 and completed it on April 4, 2016 at a cost of P16.9 million ($375,000).

The building will serve as barracks for PNP officers who are receiving U.S.-sponsored training at Camp Kasim and in Jolo. PNP personnel from all over the island Sulu will be able to utilize the barracks during training sessions.