CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Central Luzon police office officer-in-charge Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos has lauded Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda and a Kapampangan businessman for supporting all-out their projects crucial to sustain and improve the peace and order situation in the region.

Santos, who was interviewed shortly after the recent 6th Meeting of the Regional Advisory Council (RDC) at the Camp Olivas here, said the private groups and local officials whom he dubbed “partners” had provided the "necessary equipment and support."

"Pineda has been helping a lot since she assumed her post (in 2010)," Santos said.

"You know very well our funds are not enough to buy all the things we need and the budget needed by our people," he added.

Reghis Romero II of Angeles City turned over Hewlett-Packard personal computers (PCs) and a copier to Santos, head of the 12,000-strong regional police command.

The chairman of the RII Builders Inc. was accompanied by anti-crime crusader and Salapungan, Angeles City barangay captain Rey Malig during the RDC meeting and the turn-over of the PCs.

Santos said the computers "are needed, especially to beef up our peace and order monitoring in Pampanga and the six other provinces."

In the RDC meeting, Santos also thanked Pineda for supporting the needs of the Pampanga police and assisting police personnel and officers who were set to undergo seminars and other education programs related to improving their knowledge and skills.

Pineda and the Provincial Board led by Vice Governor Dennis Pineda allotted millions of pesos of funds to help the police in improving their operations and boost the morale of the more than 1,000 members of the Pampanga Police Office. (Joey Pavia, contributor)