COTABATO CITY—To promote public order and safety, and to strengthen the law enforcement operations of the Police personnel, the Bangsamoro Government on Wednesday, Oct. 12, officially turned over five police patrol vehicles worth Php12.5-million to the Police Regional Office – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (PRO-BAR) held at the Bangsamoro Government Center, in this city.
The ceremonial activity was led by Senior Minister Abdulraof Macacua, who handed over the keys to the PRO BAR Regional Director PBGen John G. Guyguyon in the presence of MILG Minister Atty. Naguib Sinarimbo, Deputy Minister Abunawas Maslamama, and Director Marvin Mokamad.
“This is more symbolic of our partnership with the Philippine National Police (PNP). The regional government under Chief Minister Al Haj Murad Ebrahim is committed to supporting the PNP,” Minister Sinarimbo said.
“In reality, ang support natin sa PNP comes in different ways. We have a soft component aimed to strengthen further the capacity of the personnel of the PNP to play a more significant role in ensuring the safety of security of our constituents,” the Minister added.
The Ministry said, three of the police patrol cars were distributed to the PRO-BAR, one unit for the 1404th Regional Mobile Force Company, and one unit for the Cotabato City Police Office.
Another 11 units of patrol cars are underway for delivery, with the courtesy of Members of Parliament through its Transitional Development Impact Fund (TDIF). Sinarimbo said these vehicles were already procured and soon be turned over to the PNPs in the Bangsamoro region.
Moreover, Sinarimbo said the MILG is also supporting the BARMM’s municipal police stations.
“Currently, we have four buildings, two have already finished, and another two are 90 percent constructed. Hopefully, another 5 units’ police stations will be procured within the year,” he said.
Meanwhile, PRO-BAR Regional Director PBGen Guyguyon said they would showcase what PRO-BAR should do in order to help BARMM.
“We have to run towards a faster way of achieving success in order to reciprocate the help of the Bangsamoro Government to the police. We are thankful and grateful for the very nice perception and support of the BARMM to the policemen,” he said.
The Police Director assured that with the continued support of the Bangsamoro Government, “your police here in PRO-BAR will do everything to ensure the peace and tranquility in the area which people have been longing for,” he stressed.
The turned over of police vehicles is one of the Government of the Day’s programs to increase the visibility of the security sectors and sustain the peace and stability of the constituents in the Bangsamoro region. (Majid Nur/BIO)