THE Quezon City (QC) government turned over to the local police on Thursday, June 14, brand new patrol vehicles and firearms to boost anti-criminality operations.
In a simple ceremony held at the QC Police District (QCPD) headquarters in Camp Karingal, QC Mayor Herbert Bautista turned over 25 GPS-equipped Toyota Vios patrol cars and 100 Galil assault rifles to PNP chief Oscar Albayalde, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Guillermo Eleazar and QCPD commander Joselito Esquivel.
Bautista said he only had two requests to the QC police force - which are to keep the city peaceful and orderly and to eliminate erring officers engaged in illegal activities and who continue tainting the police organization.
Albayalde commended the QC local government for such donation.
For his part, Esquivel vowed to beef up its anti-criminality and anti-scalawag police operations for the maintenance of peace and order in their area.
“These additional law enforcement resources will further improve the logistical capabilities of the local police force in patrolling the communities and ensuring that the peace and order are maintained in their respective area of responsibility," said Albayalde.
"These will further boost the shoot-and-move capabilities of police units to respond quickly to calls for law enforcement and police service," he added. (Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo/SunStar Philippines)