Pres. Duterte receives new police patrol vehicles from Japan

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On Monday, January 15, President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his gratitude to the Japanese government for donating new patrol vehicles to the Davao City Police.

The president said that with these new vehicles for the police, they will be more empowered in fighting and suppressing crime in the region.

Japan turned over 26 Mitsubishi Montero Sports unit for the city of Davao.

“I thank the people and government of Japan for donating the patrol vehicles we are turning over today,” he said during the turnover rites.

“These units will allow our police to more competently perform their duties as well as enable the Police Regional Office 11 to ensure peace and order in the Davao region,” he added.

“It should not be used for personal errands for any officer. It should be where the regulation directs them to be where they are,” he said, telling the policemen to take care of their new vehicles and not use them for personal use.

“And I’d think the city has still adopted the policy of hiring civilian driver so that they should be able to maintain the quality at least for a longer period of time those motor vehicles,” the president added.

According to President Duterte, the said donations will not only boost the ties between the two countries but also “reinforce our shared efforts in fighting transnational crimes, terrorism and the proliferation of illegal drugs.”

He also led the inauguration of the new Regional Crime Laboratory Office (RCLO) 11 building with newly acquired state-of-the art crime lab equipment, as the president expected it to be.

“With these enhancements, we have addressed much of PRO 11 and RCLO 11’s capability gaps. I am confident that our PNP personnel in the Davao region will now be able to perform their duties more effectively,” he said.

“Let this ceremony strengthen PRO 11’s determination and resolve to uphold the rule of law and defend our citizenry from criminal elements and enemies of the state,” he added.

source: PNA

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