DESPITE many problems and constraints, the Philippine National Police (PNP) is still seen to exert its best efforts to beef up its move, shoot, communicate and investigate capabilities.
By modernizing the PNP, which is civilian in nature but national in scope, Director General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa is on track meeting the many needs of the burgeoning population.
In fact, more “big ticket” projects, including the acquisition of more helicopters, additional fixed wing aircraft and high-speed tactical watercraft, are underway, according to Gamboa.
More aircraft and patrol boats are needed to arrest international drug traffickers, kidnappers and other lawless elements.
Likewise, the air and water assets will enable the men and women in police uniform to conduct rescue, relief and retrieval operations during man-made and natural disasters.
This year, the nation’s top “Mamang Pulis” said the modernization and procurement of more mission-essential equipment will be the hallmark of the PNP administrative thrusts.
Gamboa added: “On top of the administrative management initiatives…is the continued development of the PNP’s greatest resource, which is our manpower. For the year, we will welcome 17,000 more personnel into our ranks through our annual recruitment program.”
At the same time, the new PNP chief, a known disciplinarian, assured the Filipino people that “we will never allow corruption” in the 190,000-member national police agency.
The government deserves the support of the public as it modernizes the country’s premier law enforcement agency.
It will be good for the nation and the Filipino people.