Korea donates batons, motorcycles to police
Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) - October 3, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea has donated 300 safety batons to the Police Regional Office (PRO)-7 that will be distributed to different police stations in the province.

“The donors actually were two businessmen. They have already stayed here. They were staying in Lapu-Lapu,” PRO-7 Director Debold Sinas said during the press conference on Wednesday morning, after the turnover ceremony of the safety batons.

Sinas said the Korean community in Cebu were happy of the local PNP’s performance, which prompted them to donate the batons upon hearing that police will still be patrolling at night.

“They make it to a point to help the policemen,” Sinas added.

The donated batons were specifically designed for the traffic monitoring, as its design sheds a light of red.

One hundred of the 300 batons will be given to the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office since the city has the biggest Korean community in the province.

“We have agreed with the CDs (City Directors) na gamiton ni sa pagpa-patrolya lalo na kanang mag traffic,” Sinas added.

The rest of the batons will be distributed in Cebu City, Talisay and Consolacion where the heavier traffic is experienced for the effectiveness of its usage.

“Consolidate lang namo sa mga dagkong city na connecting the metro Cebu para at least makatabang…This will be used mainly particularly sa traffic,” Sinas said.

By next week, the Korean community will also be giving 33 motorcycles. Half of these motorcycles will also be donated to the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office.

Meanwhile, policemen from Chungnam will visit Cebu on October 24.

The visit of the Chungnam Police is part of the Memorandum of Agreement that was signed to strengthen the relationship between the two nations.

Aside from the donations of the Korean ministry, Korean millennial singers will be holding a concert, where the PRO-7 will be invited, while Filipino counterparts as well will be holding their concert in Korea in an exchange program. – GAN (FREEMAN)

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