TO FIGHT TERRORISM | Japan donates bomb suits, shield and other equipment to PNP
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FEBRUARY 12, 2019 — The Japanese government on Tuesday turned over bomb suits and other equipment to the Philippine National Police (PNP) to strengthen its fight against terrorism.
The Japanese government donated six bomb suits, six ballistic shields, 440 bulletproof vests, and 440 ballistic helmets to be used by PNP personnel in conducting anti-terrorism operations.
Ceremonial Turnover of Equipment donated by the Government of Japan to PNP pic.twitter.com/UorKWQOS0R
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During the turnover ceremony, Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda said the donation would help strengthen bilateral cooperation against terrorism as well as the administration’s drug war.
The donations were made under the Japan Grant Aid for Economic and Social Development Program.
PNP Chief Oscar Alabaylde said the donations were very timely and would help authorities in enhancing their security capability in addressing public security issues, after the Jolo cathedral bombing that left 23 people dead and nearly 100 churchgoers and members of security forces wounded.