Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año and Philippine National Police chief General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday formally accepted the 142 brand new motorbikes donated by the South Korean government to the PNP to help boost its fight against street crimes.
The motorcycles were donated under the Korea International Cooperation Agency project to help improve the PNP’s mobility. Present during the handover ceremony were Korean Ambassador to Manila, Ambassador Han Dong-Man and Commissioner General of the Korea National Police Agency Min Gab-Ryong.
Albayalde said these latest additions to police mobility will be distributed in Metro Manila, Angeles City, Baguio City, Cebu City and Davao City to bolster anti-criminality and police visibility efforts.
“This is a noble move of our Korean counterparts as the PNP is stern to provide immediate response to incidents and crime in cities,” he said.
On July 12, 2017, the KOICA project agreement was signed by the PNP leadership and the Korean Embassy to enhance the criminal investigation capability and anti-criminality campaign of the PNP. It was the first cooperative project between the Republic of Korea and The Philippines.
KOICA officials said this the last tranche of the equipment support to the PNP under the 2017 project called “Enhancing the Criminal Capability of the Philippine National Police.”