DONATION. PNP deputy chief for administration Lt. Gen. Rhodel Sermonia (4th from right) receives the donations from the PNP Foundation Inc. in a ceremony in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Monday (Dec. 19, 2022). The donation includes mountain bikes and office equipment such as computers, printers, projectors and a public address system. (Photo courtesy of PNP)

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said around 30 police units would benefit from the PHP4.9 million worth of equipment and bicycles donated by the PNP Foundation Incorporated (PNPFI) headed by former senator Panfilo Lacson.

PNPFI trustee Ka Kuen Chua, who represented Lacson, turned over the donation in a ceremony in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Monday.

PNP deputy chief for administration, Lt. Gen. Rhodel Sermonia, received 120 sets of desktop computers, 68 printers and 17 projectors, 20 public address system units, two wireless microphones, closed circuit television (CCTV) system and 60 mountain bikes.

"While the security and welfare of the people rely upon the number of police officers deployed in the field, it must be coupled with good and reliable equipment to ensure the quality of police service being delivered to the community. Thus, this gesture strengthens the capacity of every police officer by upgrading their equipment for effective police operations," Sermonia said.

Sermonia, meanwhile, reminded the beneficiaries to take care of these equipment.

"As we mobilize our police units in the field through the Kasimbayanan and our security framework MKK=K or the Malasakit, Kaayusan at Kapayapaan tungo sa Kaunlaran” to make the PNP into a stronger and responsive police organization, we also have to enhance the competence of our police officers by giving them the necessary equipment, " Sermonia added.

Also on Monday, 200 female police officers received beauty gift sets from a company represented by former Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares. (PNA)