The Philippine National Police (PNP) received some P38.9 million worth of disaster response equipment from the government of Japan.
PNP Chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar, together with Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Bernardo Florece Jr., personally accepted the donation from Ambassador Kazuhiko Koshikawa, Ambassador of Japan to the Philippines on Monday morning at Camp BGen Rafael Crame in Quezon City.
The donated vehicles and equipment amounting to P38,944,564.98 includes three units each of rescue vehicle, water purifier, portable movable toilet, collapsible tent, lighting apparatus, life boat, personal rescue equipment, and Search Sound Detector intended for search and rescue operations.
“I would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the government of Japan for their continuing support to the Philippine police force. We are very grateful for the outpouring of support to our personnel to effectively and timely give response during natural calamities and disasters,” Eleazar expressed.
The said donation is part of Japan’s Non-Project Grant Aid for the provision of Japanese Disaster Reduction equipment.