More than P800-M worth of mobility equipment acquired by the PNP

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MORE than P800-milion worth of land mobility assets. or a total of 240 vehicles, were acquired by the Philippine National Police (PNP) to add to its fleet of mobility equipment to support police operations.

According to PNP Chief, Police General Guillermo Eleazar, the 240 brand new vehicles were procured by the PNP Bids and Awards Committee chaired by PNP Director for Comptrollership, Police Major General Rodolfo Azurin Jr., from appropriations of the Capability Enhancement Program 2021 with a total contract price of P818.17 million.

PGen Eleazar led the commissioning ceremony of ten utility trucks, 13 shuttle buses, 90 4-wheel drive troop carriers and 127 police patrol vehicles during simple rites coinciding with the traditional Monday flag-raising ceremony in Camp Crame, about four days ahead of his retirement.

Also present during the event as Guest of Honor was National Police Commission (Napolcom) Vice Chairman Vitaliano Aguirre II.

PNP Acting Director for Logistics, Police Brigadier General Ronaldo Olay, said the ten utility trucks will be issued to the five Area Police Offices for North Luzon, Southern Luzon, Visayas, Eastern Mindanao and Western Mindanao. The 13 shuttle buses, on the other hand, will be distributed to the Police Regional Offices and the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA).

The 90 4×4 troop carriers will be issued to Police Mobile Forces and Municipal Police Stations located in rugged and mountainous terrain, while the 127 patrol vehicles will be distributed to police stations, Olay said.

PNP Spokesperson, Police Colonel Roderick Augustus Alba, said the PNP is currently maintaining a fleet of 20,000 ground mobile assets representing 53 percent of the required 37,000 units to fully support police operations nationwide.

(PHOTO CREDIT: PNP-PIO)

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