Monday Sep, 23 2019 09:23:50 PM

PNP acquires 10 new choppers

Breaking News • 10:15 AM Sat Aug 24, 2019
215
By: 
Che Palicte/PNA
Police Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa, Philippine National Police deputy chief for operations. (PNA Photo by Che Palicte)

DAVAO CITY--The Philippine National Police (PNP) has acquired 10 new helicopters to further enhance its crime-fighting capability, an official said on Thursday. 

Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa, PNP deputy chief for operations, said the new helicopters worth PHP1.75 billion will be the police's first active air assets since 2009.

Gamboa said the new air assets consist of two training choppers costing PHP90 million each, seven single-engine units costing PHP250 million each, and a twin-engine unit costing PHP450 million.

Gamboa said the two training helicopters will arrive in September this year and another two will be arriving in November. The remaining helicopters will be delivered sometime in June next year.

“I will be flying to France next week to test the helicopters,” Gamboa added.

He said two helicopters will be assigned in the National Capital Region, two in the Visayas, and two in Mindanao.

Gamboa said lauded the government for "prioritizing the needs of the policemen by giving more than enough capital outlay to purchase various equipment."

“When PRRD (President Rodrigo Roa Duterte) was not yet President, the PNP only got PHP2 billion budget for the entire year. For 2017-2019, the PNP was already given PHP26 billion budget,” he said.

The official said the helicopters were purchased in the United States, Canada, and France. (PNA)

Barangay chairman, companion dead in Kabacan shooting incident

NORTH COTABATO --- Two were killed, one of them a barangay chairman, while two others were wounded in an attack in Kabacan town in this...

Look: Cops haul fish and marine products sold outside Kalamansig town market

KALAMANSIG, Sultan Kudarat - Police authorities here on Sunday hauled containers and fish peddled by fish vendors beside the highway as...

2 MILF members detained for illegal gun possession

MAGUINDANAO --- Two members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front were arrested Saturday for unauthorized carrying of firearms....

Top ASG member, 2 others yield to gov’t forces

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The WestMinCom’s campaign against violent extremism reaps good results as more terrorists yield to the government forces...

Though our Lord Jesus Christ was rich, he became poor

Reading 1AM 8:4-7

Hear this, you who trample upon the needy
and destroy the poor of the land!
“When will the new moon be over...