THE City government of Pasig on Monday turned over P26-million worth of brand new high-technology operational equipment to the Pasig police to upgrade its equipment and to support its police field operations.
Mayor Maribel Eusebio led the turn-over ceremony of 10 units of L-300 Mitsubishi van, 20 units of motorcycle, 90 units of hand-held radios, 20 units of M-16 super rifles, and 20 ballistic vest and ballistic shields and other Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) equipments National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Director Marcelino Garbo, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Director Marcelino Garb, Police District (EPD) director Chief Supt. Miguel Laurel and Pasig City Police chief Senior Superintendent Mario Rariza.
Eusebio said the brand new equipment would help boost and enhance the capabilities of the Pasig police force to maintain peace and order in the city.
“Sa araw na ito, ang lungsod ng Pasig ay nagbigay ng karagdagang mga equipment, mga sasakyan, hand-held radios, at protective equipment sa ating PNP Pasig station at kami ay umaasa na sa pakikipagtulungan din ng ating mga kapulisan,” Eusebio told reporters.
The neophyte local chief executive also thanked the Philippine National Police (PNP) for an additional police force tasked to further boost its fight against criminality.
“Napakasuwerte ng aming lungsod [Pasig] dahil natugunan ng ating General Garbo na madagdagan ang ating kapulisan. We have now 60 additional policemen to augment the police force here kaya’t napakaganda po ng aming pagsasamahan at pagtutulungan din po police at pamahalaang lungsod ng Pasig,” Eusebio said.
“Inaasahan po naming na mas lalo pang gaganda ang peace and order situation sa ating lungsod hindi naman po ganun kalala relatively peaceful naman po ang lungsod ng Pasig pero ito ay karagdagang kakayahan pa rin po para mapaganda pa po lalo ang security and safety situation dito sa ating lungsod,” the mayor added.
The city government, she said, is committed in strengthening police force by providing them additional and brand new equipment.
The brand new equipments are expected to help Pasig policemen ensure peace and order in the city’s 30 barangays [villages]. NEIL A. ALCOBER