S. Korea donates 142 motorbikes to PNP

Published September 26, 2019, 7:07 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Aaron Recuenco

The South Korean government has donated 142 motorbikes that will be used in the conduct of patrol in some major cities in the country, particularly in Metro Manila where traffic was considered as one of the worst in Asia.

PNP CHIEF DIR GEN. Oscar Albayalde, speaks during a press conferecne about the recently concluded Barangay and SK Election 2018, at the PNP National Election Monitoring Center (NEMAC) at Camp Crame in Quezon City, May 15 2018. According to the PNP, the election is generally peaceful. (Mark Balmores)
Police General Oscar Albayalde, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief

Gen. Oscar Albayalde, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said the donations will be a big boost in the mobility of policemen in maintaining peace and order in major cities of the country.

“This is a noble move of our Korean counterparts as the PNP is stern to provide an immediate response to incidents and crime in cities,” said Albayalde.

The motorcycles are expected to be deployed in Metro Manila, Angeles City, Baguio City, Cebu City, and Davao City.

“This is a big boost to bolster anti-criminality and police visibility efforts,” said Albayalde.

The donation is part of the cooperation agreement between the PNP and the Korean Government under the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) project.

On July 12, 2017, the KOICA project agreement has been signed between the PNP and Korean Embassy on enhancing the criminal investigation capability and anti-criminality campaign of the PNP as the first cooperative project between the Republic of Korea and the Philippines.

This the last tranche of the equipment support to the PNP under the Project titled “Enhancing the Criminal Capability of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Present during the turnover ceremony were Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Aňo, Korean Ambassador H.E Han Dong-Man and Commissioner General of the Korea National Police Agency Min Gab-Ryong.