PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said that he plans to procure helicopters for each Police Regional Office in the country until the end of President’s term.
During yesterday’s ceremonial blessing and turnover of newly acquired patrol and utility vehicles, the PNP chief said PNP has a lot of budget, thus, they will pour it on enhancing the assets of the police force for anti-criminality and internal security operations.
“Kada region palitan nato ug helicopter basta every budget mag allocate ta mangayo sa congress ug kwarta pampalit ug helicopter (Each PNP regional office will have an helicopter. We will ask Congress to approve a budget for it),” he said.
He said he will prioritize the police in Davao region since this is the birthplace of the president and at the same time, the commander-in-chief frequently visits.
This will enhance the security capacity of the personnel under PRO Davao Region. The timeline for this plan he said is until the President end his term in 2022. Under PNP, there are 18 PRO including National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), PRO 1, PRO 2, PRO 3, PRO 4A, PRO 4B, PRO 5, PRO 6, PRO 7, PRO 8, PRO 9, PRO 10, PRO 11, PRO 12, PRO 13, PRO ARMM, PRO COR and PRO 18.
He said a twin engine helicopter will cost P435 million and another helicopter procured from Canada is already en route and will be designated in Camp Crame.
Dela Rosa said that PNP has aircraft stocked at the headquarters; however, these were not used because of pending cases as these were used as evidences. Due to long time of being unused, these were damaged. The repair of these will also cost more. Therefore, they would want to procure another. “This will be used for operations sa PNP general purpose depende kung saan kailangan,” he said. “Every year, every budget mag-allocate jud mi ug duha tulo upat sa makaya palitaon nga helicopter para every year sa six year term bisan taga tulo kada region naa (We allocate budget to purchase helicopters so that by the end of the six-year term at least each region will have three helicopters). That’s my dream,” he said.
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