PNP Acquires P784-Million Worth of New Police Cars, & Equipment

The Philippine National Police showcased their latest acquisition as they acquired an estimatedP784 million worth of brand new vehicles, guns and other equipment in a bid to improve the Police Force, their operational capability especially in the provinces.

According to PNP Chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde the newly-acquired assets were funded by the Capability Enhancement Program of 2014 to 2019 which is being given on top of the annual budget for the PNP.

The PNP Chief personally witnessed the blessing of newly-procured Police equipment on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the PNP Heritage Park, Camp Rafael T. Crame, Quezon City.

During the said event the PNP Chief stated that "these equipment are expected to enhance the basic operational requirements of PNP units, especially city and municipal police stations, public safety battalions and company, and national support units,” said Albayalde.

Police Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa, PNP deputy chief for operations, said that among the equipment procured were 95 units of 4x4 utility vehicles which will be deployed to Police Provincial Offices and City Police Offices to improve mobility.

He said the 10,000 units of Canik 9mm Pistol will be issued to newly recruited PNP personnel.

Part of the acquisition are 78 units of NEGEV Light Machine Gun, 3,684 units enhanced combat helmets and 2,255 units tactical vest.

General Gamboa stated that the equipment will be distributed to Police Mobile Forces along with 568,226 rounds of 9mm ammunition.

Two new armored vehicles worth P11.9 million each were donated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to the PNP.

Albayalde said one will be deployed to Police Regional Office in Cagayan Valley (PRO 2) while the other will remain at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame. The PNP Chief also revealed that the PNP has been receiving P2 billion a year for its modernization project.

Source: PNP PIO

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