PHILIPPINE National Police chief General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa yesterday led the unveiling of some P2.8-billion worth of new police equipment aimed at improving the “move, shoot, communicate and investigate” capabilities of the 205,000-strong force nationwide.
The new equipment will be distributed to different PNP operational units, Gamboa said as he joined Deputy Speaker, Representative Henry Oaminal in the blessing of the police vehicles, weapons and other gadgets.
PNP Director for Comptrollership Major General Jose Ma. Victor DF Ramos, also chairman of the PNP National Headquarters Bids and Awards Committee , said that the newly-acquired police equipment amounting to P2,884,154,578.07 was sourced from the PNP Capability Enhancement Program (CEP) Calendar Years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019, Congressional Initiative Allocation 2018 and 2019, General Appropriations Act 2017 and 2018 and the Office of the President Contingency Fund.
The equipment was procured by the NHQ-BAC, the PNP Special Action Force’s BAC and the Procurement Service of the Department represented by its officer-in-charge Undersecretary Lloyd Christopher Lao.