PNP to receive firearms, equipment boost

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The law enforcement operations of the different police units under the supervision of the Police Regional Office 6 in Western Visayas are expected to get more vehicles, brand new firearms, K9 dogs, night-vision equipment, and all-purpose lifesaving vests.

In a statement, P/Major General Ronaldo Olay, chief of the PNP Directorate for Logistics, and chairperson of the PNP Bids and Awards Committee, yesterday said the newly procured equipment, worth P764 million, will be issued to different PNP units nationwide, PNP Training Institute, Philippine National Police Academy, PNP Mobile Force companies, National Support Units, and police stations.

Police units in Western Visayas are expected to receive some of these Negev light machine guns for issuance to its tactical units in Region 6. | PNP-PIO photo

P/Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr., PNP officer-in-charge, personally witnessed yesterday the presentation and blessing of the newly-acquired PNP vehicles and equipment at Camp Crame in Quezon City.

The newly-procured equipment consist of 16 units of brand new vans, three units of  Light Transport Vehicle, 8,358 units of 9mm GIRSAN Striker pistols, 8,500 units of 5.56mm Galil assault rifles, 34 units 7.62mm Negev light machine guns, 45 units of explosive detector dogs, 620 units Autogated night vision devices, and 5,298 units of all-purpose undershirt vests.

In another statement, Danao described the procurement as most advantageous to the PNP, in terms of quality and cost, in support to the police operations.

The new equipment were procured from the funds under the Capability Enhancement Programs (CEPs) 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, Congress-Introduced Initiative Appropriation FY 2021, and Trust Receipts 2018 amounting to P764,115,073.40, the statement added.

Danao reminded PNP personnel, especially the receiving units, to take good care of the new sets of equipment and vehicles.

“To all the end users, please have the heart of maintaining these equipment, so that it last, not only to protect the lives of our PNP but also the lives of Filipinos,” he said./GB

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