Jun 1, 2018

South Korean Government Donates 130 Hyundai Vehicles To Philippines' Local Police

Furthering South Korea's ties with the Philippines' local police, through the "Enhancing The Criminal Investigation Capability of the Philippine National Police" project, the Korean government has donated 130 Hyundai vehicles which are soon to be used as patrol cars.

The unmistakable Korean car brand through the South Korean government has donated 130 Hyundai vehicles to the Philippine National Police as part of the country's proposition to build up the local police's anti-criminal and investigation assets. The soon-to-be roving cars comprise of 81 Hyundai Starex units and 49 Hyundai Elantra.

The local policemen sure can't wait to experience the famed Korean car brand as the given units are evidently packing. The Hyundai Elantra and Starex Van boast features like the LED searchlight, LED warning light, safety screen, dash cam, mobile radio case, multi-function signal bar, rear safety film, rear wrapped clean seat, and LED warning light control box with a microphone.

The Hyundai vehicles are all slated to be used by quite a number of PNP departments. These include the Criminal Investigation and Detective Group, the Anti-Kidnapping Group, the Directorate for Investigation and Detection Management, the National Capital Region Police Office, the Anti-Cybercrime Group, along with the Baguio, Cebu, and Davao law enforcement groups.

The said donation was part of the event that was held at Camp Tomas Karingal in Quezon City. The conjuncture was also a collaborative attempt between the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs (DOF) and the Korean Embassy which was first established in 2014. The attendees were PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde, National Police Agency head Lee Chul-Sung, and Korean ambassador H.E. Han Dong-Man. It was witnessed by Bernardo Florece Jr., the Undersecretary for Peace and Order of the Department of Interior and Local Government.

The joint project between the DOF and the Korean Embassy, "Enhancing The Criminal Investigation Capability of the Philippine National Police," currently has a grant aid that amounts to USD6.6M (around PHP347M).

Don't be surprised when you find a whole bunch of Hyundai cars patrolling your neighborhood very soon.