PNP Acquires New Toyota Innovas, Hiaces, Hilux Trucks
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has purchased brand-new Toyota Innova MPVs, Toyota Hiace Commuter vans, and specially-configured Toyota Hilux pickup trucks as part of the PHP 1.6 billion worth of equipment acquired by the law enforcement agency "to boost its operational, intelligence, and administrative functions."
"The Philippine National Police is deeply grateful to our President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, who always there to support us leading to the unprecedented improvement and capability enhancement of the police force. This is also a vital move for the organization to accomplish our mission and functions," said PNP Chief, Director General Oscar D. Albayalde in his statement during the blessing of the 11,931 newly-procured police equipment yesterday, June 21, Thursday, at the National Capital Region Police Office Grandstand in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City. Deputy Director General Archie Francisco Gamboa, the chairman of the NHQ Bids and Awards Committee led the presentation of the newly-acquired police equipment amounting PHP 1,618,455,384 to the PNP Chief and the Head of the Procuring Entity (HOPE). The vehicles procured by the PNP for distribution to police stations nationwide are 387 Patrol Jeep (4x2) units and 59 Marked Light Transport Vehicle units while PNP administrative, intelligence, and investigation units and offices across the country will receive 176 Unmarked Light Transport Vehicles and 41 Unmarked Brand New Vans. The PNP Chief emphasized that the newly-acquired police equipment will "steer and enhance operational readiness and personal protection during police operations in the flagship campaign of the national government against terrorism, illegal drugs, and criminality." The new additions to the PNP fleet will augment its recently-acquired Hyundai Elantra and Grand Starex units.