A total of P1.903B was collected by the Philippine National Police (PNP), region 10, from its various income generating activities, last year.

P/Chief Supt. Conrado E. Laza, Regional Director of PNP-10 said the highest collection was from the orders of payment of Security Agencies and Guards which amounted to P1.23B or 64.74%, followed by the Firearms and Explosives, P470,796 or 24.73%, PNP Neuro-Psycho Validation Fees, P133,410 or 7.01% and from the general fund, P66,938 or 3.51%.

Laza said PNP-10 also received support, in kind worth P37.01M, mostly in the form of motor vehicles (MV), from the local government units (LGU) that immensely contributed to the success of the administrative and operational functions of the city and provincial police offices (CPO/PPO).

The highest contribution, in kind, from these LGU’s was for the operations of the Cagayan de Oro CPO that amounted to P11.722M followed by Misamis Oriental PPO, P9.76M, Bukidnon PPO, P7.11M, Iligan CPO, P4.76M, Mis. Occ. PPO, P2.19M and Lanao del Norte PPO, P1.15M.

As such, PNP-10 had 220 MV’s and 84 units of motorcycles or a total of 394 MV’s. Of the police MV’s, 152 came from the PNP with 147 serviceable and five (5) unserviceable, while 68 others came from the LGU’s.

Again of the motorcycles, 47 came from the PNP with 43 serviceable and four (4) unserviceable while 37 others came from the LGU’s.

Meanwhile, Laza said PNP-10 optimized the utilization of funds amounting to some P1.009B from the PNP National Headquarters for its financial and logistical resources to support the operational needs and other priority programs of the region.

Of this amount, P915.496M or 90.70% was used for personnel services, which included the salary and collateral allowances for both the uniformed and non-uniformed personnel while Php1.364M or 1.35% was used for capital outlay and trust receipts for supplies and materials.

The remaining P80.125M or 10% was allocated for the maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) in support to various PNP projects and activities from the regional down to the municipal level based on a 15% to 85% ratio, Laza added.

article by Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob of PIA

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