Tuesday 29 May 2018

South Korean government donates 130 cars to PNP

Kamsamhida South Korea!!!

Remember last year when Japan made a donation worth P225.6M consisting of 100 patrol cars 87 Mitsubishi Montero  SUVs, and 13 Nissan Urvan vans) and various equiptments like 6 bomb suits, 6 ballistic shields, and 440 pairs of bullet-proof helmets and vests.

Our East Asian neighbor South Korea also made the same gesture though not as big as the one did by the Japanese.

(photo credit to PTV-4)
The South Korean government donated 130 patrol cars to the Philippine National Police (PNP), it was made possible through the program of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde was on deck during the turnover ceremonies witnessing the turnover of 49 units of Hyundai Elantra and 81 units of Starex Van together with Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary for Peace and Order, Bernardo Florece Jr., South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-Man and Commissioner General of Korea National Police Agency Lee Chul-Sung.

Also present during the turnover and blessing rites were Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel, Jr and National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) head Director Camilo Pancratius Cascolan.

The PNP chief said that the units will be distributed to the different units within the PNP namely : to the Directorate for Investigation and Detection Management, Criminal Investigation and Detective Group, Anti-Kidnapping Group, Anti-Cybercrime Group, and NCRPO.

He added these patrol cars will be distributed also to the City Police Offices of Angeles, Cebu, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Davao and Baguio to bolster anti-criminality and police visibility efforts where South Korean communities are established.

 It was last July 12, 2017, the KOICA project accord was formalized between the PNP and South Korean Embassy on enhancing the criminal investigation capability of the PNP as the first cooperative project between Seoul and Manila.

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