PNP to get P20-M worth of drones, radio equipment from OFI

/ 12:39 PM February 23, 2024
PNP to get P20-M worth of drones, radio equipment from OFI

(L-R) Okada Foundation, Inc. President James Lorenzana, PNP chief PGen.
Benjamin Acorda Jr., and PNP logistics director PMGen. Mario Reyes sign the Memorandum of Agreement for the donation of drones and communications equipment. PHOTO COURTESY OF PNP PIO/FACEBOOK

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is set to receive about P20-million worth of drones and radio communications equipment from its donor, the Okada Foundation, Inc. (OFI) to enhance police capability in fighting crimes.

OFI President James Lorenzana signed recently a Memorandum of Agreement with PNP chief Police General Benjamin Acorda Jr. and logistics director Major General Mario Reyes for the foundation’s procurement and donation of these equipment.


The donation consists of P9,998,000 worth of radio communication equipment and P9,966,140 worth of drones, including a drone jammer.

According to Lorenzana, the grant seeks to help the PNP “further augment the technological capabilities of the police force, and improve safety for everyone.”


“Our policemen bear a vital responsibility to peace and order, and as Okada Foundation recognizes that, we also aim to be a partner and collaborator in its fulfillment,” Lorenzana added.

In a speech after the memorandum was signed, Acorda referred to OFI’s donation as a representation of a “strategic alliance aimed at leveraging resources and expertise to bolster our operational capabilities.”

From the additional drones and communication equipment, Acorda said that the PNP is “poised to meet the standards of modern policing.”

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