PNP acquires P1.8-billion in new firearms, vehicles

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 06 2019 12:21 PM

MANILA- The Philippine National Police showcased Monday P1.8 billion in new equipment, which included pistols, and 2 new helicopters.

PNP chief Police General Oscar Albayalde led the presentation at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City.

The new vehicles and equipment are 2 new Airbus helicopters, 107 units of patrol jeeps, 349 motorcycles, 9,000 short firearms, 42 light machine guns, 3,045 bullet-proof vests, and 124 handheld radios.

The PNP presents new equipment it acquired on Monday, May 6, 2019.Raffy Santos, ABS-CBN News

The PNP presents new equipment it acquired on Monday, May 6, 2019.Raffy Santos, ABS-CBN News

The PNP presents new equipment it acquired on Monday, May 6, 2019.Raffy Santos, ABS-CBN News

The police force also acquired 48 new bomb-sniffing dogs.

Albayalde said the new equipment would improve the police force's firepower and mobility assets.

The new equipment was procured as part of the PNP "Capability Enhancement Program" and would be distributed to different units of the police.

-report from Henry Atuelan and Raffy Santos, ABS-CBN News