Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte leads in simple ceremony the turn-over of armaments composed of robotic vehicle, sniper rifles and sub-machine guns at the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) headquarters in Camp Karingal, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City on Thursday, September 17.
Police Brig. General Ronnie Montejo, the City’s Police Director, received the donation of one remote-operated vehicle worth P65,299,950.00; eight new Sniper Rifles UDMC Cal 7.62mm equipped with complete accessories such as, night vision, goggles, kevlar helmet, range finder, telescopes worth 9,008,999.00 for the members of the elite Special Weapon and Tactics (SWAT) of the District Mobile Force Battalion and 96 units of Taurus 9mm Sub-Machine Guns.
In her message, Belmonte reiterated her full support to the PNP particularly to the men and women of QCPD especially in these times of the Pandemic.
”As your local government unit, it is only imperative that we show our support to you. Mabuti din po at good timing sa pagbubukas natin ng bagong stations 13 at 14 ay dumating itong mga bagong kagamitian na, hopefully ay makakatulong sa inyong operasyon para sa pagsugpo ng terorismo at kriminalidad sa lungsod. You’ve earned this moment so please accept these as we honor your relentless service. Kayo ay nagsisilbing magandang halimbawa sa amin,” Belmonte explained.
“Hindi man kami sumasabak sa police operations o sa mga apprehensions ay gaya ninyo, may mga responsibilidad kaming dapat gampanan”, she added.
For his part, Montejo expressed profound gratitude to the city government for the new donations. He said, the added logistical equipment will not only uplift the spirit of our personnel but will also certainly increase our operational capabilities especially in the fight against all forms of crimes, terrorism and illegal drugs.
“Undoubtedly, these millions of pesos worth of equipment will improve our operational and anti-criminality programs. He enjoined the members of the QCPD to do their job well give the people of Quezon City the public safety services they deserve. Let us continue to serve and protect them and let them be proud of their police,” Montejo said.