Philippine National Police chief PDGen. Ricardo C. Marquez said during his first regional visit here that the PNP is in the process of procuring more firearms, communication equipment and mobility assets to equip the country’s police force.
The country’s highest police official told the officers and personnel right after the arrival honors accorded by a battalion-size formation in front of the administration building of Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez, the regional headquarters of the PNP in this region, that the national police headquarters is in the process of procuring not only short firearms but around 50,000 assault rifles, mobile assets, P100 million worth of communication equipment, patrol shoes and standard uniforms for the police.
According to him, even as he had ordered more of the police personnel to patrol the streets, the PNP had to ensure that they will be provided with the necessary armaments, proper uniforms, communication equipment and mobility.
Marquez said that listed as priority recipients of these assets will be the country’s “most challenged” regions and Caraga is among those in the top of the list.