P5M donated to cops since 2010-A A +A
Sunday, August 19, 2012
ALMOST P5-million worth of modern computer, communication and transport equipment has been given to the Baguio and the Cordillera police in the past two and a half years.
This was bared over the weekend in Representative Bernardo Vergara’s keynote speech before officers, personnel and guests during the 111th anniversary commemoration of the police service at Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet.
This modern equipment that came from Vergara’s Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) included six Honda 500cc motorcycles provided to Baguio City Police Office Traffic Management Branch worth P3 million, 42 motorbikes, and 214 handheld VHF radio transmitters worth P1.3 million for police auxiliary forces to enhance quick responses to criminal situations.
This was aside from another over half a million pesos worth of computer hardware equipment and geographical information system to establish a breakthrough in crime investigation and detective management called the e-Blotter.
The e-Blotter does not only facilitate crime documentation and modernization of data storage but also presents quick and reliable transmission of crime information from police stations to the PNP headquarters at Camp Crame, Quezon City as an effective management tool for decision makers and security strategies to have an intelligent way of mapping out peace and order and anti-criminality strategies.
The e-Blotter hardware for the six provincial police offices in the Cordillera and the 10 police stations of Baguio are initiatives of Vergara. (Ernie N. Olson Jr.)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on August 20, 2012.