Regional Office 8 director PCSupt. Elmer R. Soria (center) hands
the sybolic car key to PSInsp. Julio Pagtabunan, Villareal
police chief, during Monday’s turn-over of new patrol vehicles
at PRO8 headquarters.
PRO8 turns over new
patrol cars to 3 stations
By RPCRD, Police Regional
June 12, 2013
Camp Kangleon, Palo,
Leyte – Aiming of decreased crime rate in the region, the Police
Regional Office 8 (PRO8) has turned-over brand new mobile police
vehicles to three police stations and one to public safety company to
boost police visibility and mobility and for use in various anti-crime
The vehicles were turned
over by PCSupt. Elmer Ragadio Soria, PRO8 Director, to representatives
of three police stations and the Northern Samar Provincial Public
Safety Company (NSPPSC) in a simple yet fitting ceremony right after
the Monday flag raising ceremony at PRO8 grandstand.
“The newly issued patrol
vehicles are meant to improve police mobility, visibility, prompt
response to emergencies and enhance the response time to call for
police assistance by the recipient police stations,” Soria said.
The regional police chief
added that aside from immediate response to any crime incidents and
continued maintenance of the peace and order, patrol vehicles are also
used to ferry victims to the hospitals in times of emergencies and
other disaster-response efforts.
Recipients of the Toyota
Innova Wagon patrol cars were Maripipi Municipal Police Station in
Biliran, Villareal MPS in Samar and Catubig MPS in Northern Samar
while the Northern Samar PPSC received one Toyota Hilux patrol
vehicle. Meanwhile, one brand new Toyota Hi-Ace van will be used in
various command activities in the regional headquarters.
The distribution of new
patrol car is part of the continued effort of the Philippine National
Police to upgrade the facilities and equipments of the local police
forces to support field operations under the Capability Enhancement
Program (CEP) of the PNP Integrated Transformation Program -
Performance Governance System (ITP-PGS), otherwise known as Peace and
Order Agenda for Transformation and Upholding the Rule of Law or PNP
Patrol Plan 2030.
Soria encouraged the
recipients to make good use and maintain the newly-issued vehicles to
enable them to better serve the community.
The police official further
said that this effort in equipping the police force with the ability
to fight criminality through the acquisition of these vehicles and
other police equipment showed that the PNP organization is sincere in
transforming the police organization into a more credible police force
as envisioned in the Patrol Plan 2030, its roadmap towards achieving
Rev. Fr. Amadeo Alvero,
Social Communication chief of the Archdiocese of Palo, officiated the
rites of blessing of the new vehicles.