PNP VOWS TO CLARIFY ALL ISSUES SURROUNDING HANDGUN PROCUREMENT
PNP Public Information Office Published on Monday, 01 October 2012 23:25
Philippine National Police authorities are confident that all issues surrounding the landmark P1.2-billion handgun procurement will be put to rest when the PNP is given the opportunity to clarify all these issues.
PNP Spokesman, Chief Superintendent Generoso R Cerbo Jr. said the court is the proper venue to put this issue to rest with finality and we view this as an opportunity to clarify everything and close this chapter once and for all.
“As far as the PNP is concerned this particular contract is most thoroughly transparent and most advantageous for government such that and unprecedented savings of P200-million was generated from this particular transaction,” Cerbo emphasized.
With the complaint against top PNP officials by a disqualified bidder, notwithstanding, the contract to supply the PNP with 59,904 units of Glock 17 Gen 4 pistols is now a “perfected contract”, duly approved as a binding instrument that both PNP and the suppliers are bound by law to respect, Cerbo said.
BARTOLOME APPROVES AUTOMATED PENSION FOR POLICE RETIREES
PNP Public Information Office Published on Friday, 28 September 2012 01:34
As part of strengthening the Morale and Welfare of the personnel, PNP Chief Director General Nicanor A. Bartolome has approved the start of payment of pension to the pensioners with ATM accounts on October 2012 in line with his directive on the mandatory implementation of the Automated or Checkless-ATM Pension System through the issuance of the Standard and Operation Procedure No. 2012-001 entitled: “Guidelines and Procedures in the Handling of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Pension Accounts of the PNP and PC/INP Pensioners with the Landbank of the Philippines (LBP)”.
PNP UNITS BEEF-UP SECURITY FOR WEEKLONG FILING OF COC
PNP Public Information Office Published on Monday, 01 October 2012 15:21
All PNP units in Luzon and the Visayas remain on Normal Alert condition even as police units in these areas came under instructions to field more security personnel to insure order around local offices of the Commission on Elections in the next five days where candidates for national elective positions will file their certificates of candidacy (COC) for the May 2013 midterm polls.
Over the weekend, PNP Chief, Director General Nicanor A Bartolome summoned all PNP Regional Directors from Visayas and Mindanao to give additional instructions and command guidance to enhance security preparations for this week’s COC filing period in coordination with COMELEC authorities.
Luzon-based Regional Directors were instructed by BartoLome on September 25 to initiate advance preparations ahead of the COC filing period.
BARTOLOME INKS LANDMARK SUPPLY CONTRACT FOR POLICE HANDGUNS
PNP Public Information Office Published on Thursday, 20 September 2012 16:03
PNP Chief, Director General Nicanor A Bartolome has approved a P1.2-billion supply contract that will provide guns to each of the 148,000 members of the national police.
Senior Non-Commissioned Police Officers representing the PNP rank-and-file hailed Bartolome's ministerial approval of the P1.2-billion weapons contract as the long-awaited solution to the perennial problem of lack of mission-essential basic police equipment in the PNP.
The P1.198-billion procurement is funded by a combined 2011-2012 Capability Enhancement Program (CEP) appropriation.
Bartolome extended the commendation of President Benigno S Aquino III and incoming DILG Sec. Mar Roxas to the PNP Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), including the proponents and participating bidders that made this landmark procurement possible, consistent with provisions of the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act, contained in the Handbook on Philippine Government Procurement.