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PNP 12 turns over police patrol cars to 11 municipalities of North Cotabato

Koronadal City (17 February) -- The Philippine National Police Regional Office 12 has turned-over 11 police patrol cars to 11 municipalities of Cotabato province in line with the visit of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the province.

In a ceremony held at front of Cotabato provincial capitol, said patrol cars were given to recipient municipalities who have no patrol cars to boost their capacity and capability in curbing criminalities, crime incidence and police visibility to prevent incidence that affect the peace and order situation of the community and police activities in the enforcement of laws.

Recipient municipalities were Antipas, Banisilan, Carmen, Libungan, Makilala, Matalam, President Roxas and Tulunan. The vehicles were received by the respective municipal mayors and chief of police of areas named.

PNP Region 12 Director P/C Supt. Fidel A. Cimatu Jr. awarded the vehicles and said "with the new patrol cars you can do your work religiously and enforces laws, maintain peace and order, police visibility and patrol to prevent criminalities in the farthest community."

Cimatu also announced that there were 175 short firearms to be issued to the police personnel who do not have firearms yet so they could perform well their mandate.

Cotabato Governor Jesus Sacdalan could not master the words as he said "thank you for our partners in peace and development for providing patrol cars to 11 municipalities so the police could immediately respond to criminalities, boost their moral to support and perform high and ready to serve for peace and development of their respective community." (Edgar B. dela Cruz/aca/PIA 12) [top]

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