CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna”•The Police Regional Office in Calabarzon has received a total of 100 M16 Armalite rifles, an M14 sniper rifle, bullets and other ammunition and operational equipment from the Philippine National Police National Headquarters, part of the P370-million arms donation of China to the country.
PRO Calabarzon Regional Director Ma. O Aplasca said the rifles will be distributed to the Regional Public Service Battalion and Police Public Safety Battalion of the five provinces of the region (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon).
In addition, the Practical Shooters and Match Officers Confederation also donated 15 reloading machines that will also be given to city police stations in the region, namely Batangas, Lipa, Tanauan, Cavite, Tagaytay, Trece Martirez, Calamba, San Pablo, Santa Rosa, Lucena, Antipolo, Dasmariñas, Bacoor, Imus and Cabuyao.
The Public Safety Savings and Loan Association Inc. also donated to the regional police a laptop and desktop computer, a projector and a roll-up widescreen.
“These firearms will surely boost our capabilities in our anti-criminality and illegal drugs campaign and internal security operations,” Aplasca said.
Police Chief Supt. Arnel B Escobal, Director of the PNP’s Highway Patrol Group, was PRO Calabarzon’s guest of honor during its Distinguished Visitors Program and encouraged police in the region to endure the challenges of their chosen career.