The Philippine National Police received 32 Explosives and Ordnance Disposal (EOD) equipment and 6 Ford Ranger pick-up trucks from United States Department of State Anti-terrorism Assistance (DS-ATA) Program in the Philippines. The turnover ceremony of donated equipment and vehicles was conducted November 9 at Camp Crame, Quezon City.
The PNP said 32 EOD equipment include nine (9) post blast investigation (PBI) kits, twenty (20) explosives incident counter-measures (EIC) kits, and three (3) MK3 EIC robots.
Regional Security Officer of US Embassy Thomas McDonough and PNP Chief Director General Ricardo C. Marquez were present during the turnover to PNP-EOD Teams.
“Since 1986, DS/ATA has provided training and equipment to the Government of the Republic of the Philippines in particular to the country’s police force to develop its capacity to prevent, interdict, counter and investigate terrorist activity, particularly in restive regions of Mindanao and in the Metro Manila area,” PNP said.
In 2007, the DS/ATA also assisted the PNP in establishing an EOD and K-9 facility for the National Capital Region Police Office.
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