A TOTAL of P18,731,079.40 million worth of new equipment and tactical gears boosted the operational capability of police force in Eastern Visayas.
"This will greatly fill up the existing shortages of equipment," said Brigadier General Ferdinand Divina, acting director of Police Regional Office (PRO)-Eastern Visayas.
"I am confident that you will properly maintain its good working condition in carrying out your duties and responsibilities," Divina told the police personnel across the region during the recently concluded ceremonial blessing and turnover of the newly procured police equipment.
The new batch of equipment include 34 units 125cc XRM Honda motorcycles, 191 units of tactical vests Level IIIA with two upgraded plates Level IV, and 42 units of field investigators crime scene kit.
Also included are 71 units 5.56mm Galil ACE22N basic assault rifles with 25,560 rounds ctg. 5.56mm ball, 497 pieces 30 rounder magazines for AR15/M16 BAR, 71 pieces tactical slings, detachable forward grips, cleaning kits, and instruction materials.
Lieutenant Colonel Ma. Bella Rentuaya, PRO-Eastern Visayas spokesperson, said the XRM motorcycles were distributed to municipal police stations for additional mobility, while the investigators crime scene kits were issued to provincial and city police offices to supply the deficient equipment needed in crime scene investigations.
Police mobile force and maneuver companies received the Galil basic assault rifles and tactical vests, said Rentuaya. (SunStar Philippines)