Turn-over Ceremony of 100 Japan-Made Patrol Vehicles donated to Philippine National Police


Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No.46 - 2017



On November 29, Ambassador Koji Haneda attended as the Guest of Honor the Turn-Over Ceremony of 100 Patrol Vehicles, held at the Headquarters of Philippines National Police.  These patrol vehicles are donated by the Japanese Government through the Economic and Social Development Programme on Counter-terrorism and Public Security.

First batch of those donated vehicles have been already delivered to police organizations in Metro Manila. Those vehicles were utilized to strengthen the counter-terrorism efforts of PNP in the past few weeks, especially during the ASEAN SUMMIT and RELATED MEETINGs. We are happy to see a lot of SNS postings by our PNP colleagues, welcoming these new Japanese vehicles to their mobile units.

Ambassador Haneda pointed out in his remarks that the Japanese Flags and the Philippine Flags printed on those donated patrol vehicles do symbolize our two countries’ close friendship.

Counter-terrorism is a common challenge for both countries as well as for the entire region. Ambassador Haneda is looking forward to working together with the Philippine government to enhance collective counter-terrorism capabilities.