PNP gets P784-M worth of new police cars,guns,equipment

PNP gets P784-M worth of new police cars,guns,equipment

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has been silently improving and modernizing its much needed equipment to further boost the PNP’s operational capability and visibility.

PNP Chief General Oscar Albayalde announced the acquisition of PHP784 million worth of vehicles, guns and other equipment as part of its effort to improve operational capability especially in the provinces.

Albayalde was personally present to witness the blessing of the newly-procured police equipment held at Camp Crame.

PNP newly acquired vehicles (photo credit to owner)

All was this possible because of the fund that came from the Capability Enhancement Program which is being given on top of the annual budget for the PNP.
“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,” Albayalde said.
The PNP has been receiving PHP2 billion a year for its modernization project. But for the last three years, Albayalde said they already received PHP22 billion.

Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa, chairman of the PNP National Headquarters Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) presented to PNP Chief Albayalde the newly-acquired police equipment amounting to PHP784,688,248 bankrolled by appropriations from the PNP Capability Enhancement Program of 2014 to 2019 and from the General Appropriations Act 2018.

The PNP has all in all have, 95 units of 4x4 utility vehicles will be issued to police provincial headquarters and city police offices to fill up mobility assets. The 10,000 units Canik 9mm pistol will be issued to the newly-recruited PNP personnel. Also included are the 78 units of NEGEV light machine guns, 3,684 enhanced combat helmets and 2,255 units tactical vest will be distributed to police mobile forces along with 568,226 rounds of 9mm ammunition.

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Report from PNA

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