PNP TOP PNP officials led by General Benjamin C. Acorda Jr. and PNP Director for Logistics Maj. Gen. Mario A. Reyes present the P1.48-billion worth of brand-new police equipment at Camp Crame.


October 5, 2023 Alfred P. Dalizon 483 views

PHILIPPINE National Police chief General Benjamin C. Acorda Jr. this week led the unveiling of some P1.48 billion worth of brand-new equipment procured by the force to further enhance its ‘move, shoot, communicate and investigate’ capabilities in the country.

The equipment, said the top cop is part of their continuing effort to further modernize to deliver heightened security and service to the Filipino people.

The equipment includes 44 units of marked Light Transport Vehicles, 120 units of 4×4 Personnel Carriers, 203 units of 4×2 Patrol Jeep Single Cab, 5,755 units of 5.56mm Basic Assault Rifles, 5,809,128 rounds of cal. 5.56mm Ball ammunition, 949 units of Enhanced Combat Helmets, 2,825 units of All-Purpose Undershirt Vests (Undershirt), and 959 units of All-Purpose Tactical Vests.

The procurement of the equipment was supervised by the PNP Directorate for Logistics headed by Major Gen. Mario A. Reyes who was cited by Gen. Acorda for their latest feat to further improve their anti-criminality campaign.

The procurement of these essential assets, valued at PhP1,481,342,545.45, was successfully managed by the NHQ Bids and Awards Committee and funded through the Capability Enhancement Programs (CEPs) of 2022 and 2023, said Gen. Acorda.

The PNP chief also expressed his gratitude to the NHQ Bids and Awards Committee for their dedication to ensuring the successful acquisition of these critical resources.

He emphasized the importance of these procurements, not just as items on a list, but as a testament to the PNP’s commitment to strengthen the capabilities of the police force.

“These acquisitions are not mere tools. They are the instruments that empower us to effectively fulfill our duty to protect and serve the Filipino people. They represent our commitment to strengthening our capacity to maintain peace and security in our communities,” he said.

Gen. Acorda also extended the gratitude of the PNP to the national government for their continued support in the modernization efforts of the police force.

He particularly cited the most recent pronouncement by President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. that the national government will continue to find ways to pursue the modernization of the PNP.

“And that’s together with our efforts to build a new Philippines where both the government and citizens work together for progress and prosperity. And we will also equip our police forces with the latest technology, training, and resources to bolster your capabilities,” the Commander-in-Chief said.

The PNP chief at the same time stressed the responsibility of every PNP personnel to use these resources judiciously, responsibly, and following the highest standards of professionalism.

He reminded his men that these items carry with them the trust and expectations of their fellow Filipinos.