By Priam F. Nepomuceno
Six months after certainly one of its residents was reportedly killed in Camp Crame, the South Korean authorities, by way of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), is extending $6.6 million or about P330 million in help to the Philippines to beef up the prison investigation functionality of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Preset through the signing have been Korean Ambassador Kim Jae-Shin, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) officer-in-charge Catalino Cuy, and PNP chief Director General Ronald M. Dela Rosa.
“This project is very meaningful in that it has expanded our areas of cooperation into peace and order. As President Duterte has put a priority on peace and order, stable public safety and security is the basis of social and economic development,” Ambassador Kim Jae-Shin stated.
Last January, South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo was killed contained in the Philippine National Police Headquarters in Quezon City after he was kidnapped by police and National Bureau of Investigation brokers. His physique has not been discovered and is believed to have been cremated.
KOICA Philippines Project Director Shin Myung Seop stated the challenge would permit the Korean Government to present 130 patrol automobiles, 142 motorbikes, and 120 investigation kits to police places of work in Metro Manila, Baguio City, Angeles City, Cebu, and Davao.
Part of the tasks is also to ship 150 police officers to South Korea to take part in varied capacity-building applications.(PNA)