“We are getting our tax money’s worth under the Aquino ‘Daang Matuwid’ Administration and the turnover of the 47 patrol jeeps to municipalities across the province is proof of this.”
Said DILG Usec. for Operations Edwin Enrile, during the turnover of 47 patrol jeeps to municipalities, the most number of patrol cars for a province in all of the country.
A total of 1490 patrol jeeps were acquired for PNP stations across the country, 1125 of which have been distributed.
According to EnrileÂ the Daang Matuwid has made possible the increase of capital outlay from 8% in 2010 to 23.4% in 2016. This was possible 5 years later due to improved fiscal performance and investor confidence which has increased National Budget from P1.5trillion in 2010 to P3trillion in 2016.
The average for capital outlay is 14% in the Asian region and the Philippine Economy named as the rising star in Asia is now above that average, he said.
The distribution of PNP patrol jeeps is part of this capital outlay, where previously the PNP also achieved 1:1 ratio for pistol and police, he added.
He also reported 1000 patrol jeeps more to turn over to municipalities in addition to patrol jeeps for City Governments, radio communications enhancement, procurement of P2billion worth of m4 weapons and the construction of police stations across municipalities.
279 police stations are set to be constructed nationwide – at least 5 in Bohol for 2016, where previously, the PNP was provided P100m for the year to construct 17 stations. 300 will be built in 2017 while 250 will be built in 2018 to cover police stations throughout the country.
Director for Logistics Police Director Juanito VaÃ±o said the PNP starting December is on high note through this gift giving of essential equipment for peace keeping. Through the strong support of national government, the PNP is poised to meet challenges of peacekeeping.
VaÃ±o said the PNP hopes to reap more gains from this enhancement in mobility and for this to translate to more victories in anti crime, more immediate response, and wider reach for peacekeeping efforts.
Chatto says new jeeps to boost peace keeping campaign
For his part, Gov. Edgar Chatto said this is one of most awaited activities as Bohol also strives to champion peace and security, recognizing peace as a requirement for development and the integral role of community involvement in peacekeeping efforts. He also acknowledged achievements of the national government through the DILG in bridging gaps in logistics and equipment through programs implemented by Former DILG Sec. Mar Roxas and continued by SILG Senen Sarmiento.
The DILG also embarked on service establishment programs for the BFP and the BJMP as well as direct downloading of funds from national government to local governments through programs such as the BUB, Pamana, KALAHI, and even the internal revenue allotment.
Also at today’s turnover rites were PNP RD Prudencio BaÃ±as, PNP PD Dennis Agustin and
DILG Louisella Lucino, along with mayors, chiefs of police and MLGOOs