City Turns Over Firearms and SWAT Tactical Gears to PNP

The local government of San Carlos City turned over firearms and SWAT tactical gears worth P1.5M to the Philippine National Police at the SP Session Hall yesterday, June 10.

City Mayor Renato Y. Gustilo (left) and 1st District Rep. Gerardo P. Valmayor Jr. (2nd from left) turn over PHP1.5 million worth of firearms and Special Weapons and Tactics gear to the PNP San Carlos City. PCOL Romy Palgue (2nd from right), OIC- PNP Provincial Director, and PMAJ Mark Angelo Junco (far right), OIC of the San Carlos City PNP, received the gear in rites held at the SP session hall.

City Mayor Renato Y. Gustilo with Former Mayor now Congressman Gerardo P. Valmayor Jr. of the 1st District of Negros Occidental turned over the equipment consisted of two units automatic assault rifle, cal. 5.56; three units cal. 40mm pistol; one unit sniper scope; eight units tactical police/SWAT vest with trauma plate; eight units Keviar helmet; 1 unit official tactical mobile entry shield; eight units tactical boots and eight units gas masks to PCOL Romy I. Palgue, OIC-Provincial Director of Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office and PMAJ Mark Angelo P. Junco, OIC- Chief of Police, San Carlos City.
Congressman Valmayor said it has been a continuing tradition of the city to support the PNP by providing them various firearms and other equipment. He also hoped that the PNP and the local government unit of San Carlos will do much better during these challenging times.
PMAJ Junco emphasized that the equipment would be of great help to the PNP especially when it comes to the enforcement of public safety, investigation and intelligence operations. He added that local police officers will now be much proactive because of the additional firearms and important gears provided to them.
PCOL Palgue expressed his gratitude to the LGU for equipping the policemen with the needed gears that would increase their confidence, competence, character and credibility in serving and protecting the people.
SP Member Benito Gustilo Jr., chairman of the Committee on Police Matters urged police officers to responsibly use the equipment and continue to safeguard the city from threats and maintain peace and order.