Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No.2- 2018
On January 15, Ambassador Koji Haneda attended the Ceremony for the turnover of 26 Patrol Vehicles to Davao City Police in Davao City. These 26 patrol vehicles are part of the 100 vehicles donated by the Japanese Government through the Economic and Social Development Programme on Counter-terrorism and Public Security.
The first batch of the donated vehicles was already delivered to the Headquarter of the Philippine National Police in November 2017. These vehicles were utilized to strengthen the counter-terrorism efforts of the PNP during the ASEAN Summit and its related meetings.
During the Ceremony, President Rodrigo R. Duterte as the Guest of Honor repeatedly expressed his sincere gratitude to the people and the government of Japan, and stated that these police patrol vehicles would allow PNP to have tomorrow competency to perform the duties as well as enable the police regional office 11 to ensure peace and order in Davao region. As maintaining peace and order is on top of President Duterte’s priorities, Japan is very much delighted to support the Duterte Administration’s rigorous efforts through Japan’s Official Development Assistance.
Ambassador Haneda pointed out in his remarks that images of the national flags of Japan and the Philippines painted on each patrol vehicle signify the long-standing ties between our countries and that he sincerely hopes that these patrol cars will lead to stronger public safety capabilities and counter-terrorism efforts of the PNP, bringing the PNP much closer to the Filipino people.