LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The Philippine National Police turned over more than a hundred motorcycles to various police offices in the Cordillera region to be used in intensified police operations.
Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PRO-Cor) Regional Director Elmo Francis Sarona distributed 110 motorcycles to its provincial and city offices in the region following the blessing ceremonies at the Camp Dangwa grounds last week.
Abra PPO received 29 units, 9 for Apayao PPO, 13 for Baguio City Police Office, 15 for Benguet PPO, 13 for Ifugao PPO, 12 for Mountain Province PPO, 10 for Kalinga PPO and 9 for the Regional Headquarters and National Support Units.
“These motorcycles will be used in responding to incidents quicker because of its maneuverability on crowded streets, small alleys, and during traffic. It offers advantages not provided by four-wheel police patrol vehicles” Sarona said.
The distribution of motorcycles is in line with the PNP Capability Enhancement Program (CEP) wherein 2,449 units of 135cc Kawasaki Rouser Motorcycles were distributed to all PNP units including the PRO-Cor.
The CEP is a 5-year Procurement Plan intended to fill up shortages in move, shoot, and communications equipment.
Meanwhile, 64 members of the Regional Public Safety Battalion of the PRO-Cor were given blessing for their upcoming marijuana eradication operations in Kalinga province./JDP/RMC- PIA CAR#