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Año says PNP procurement still under his supervision

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Tuesday said the procurement of the Philippine National Police would still be under his supervision despite the installation of a new PNP chief.

“The PNP will conduct its procurement but under my supervision,” Año told GMA News Online.

“I will exercise my authority to review all procurement contracts and disapprove questionable deals,” he added.

Año was directed by President Rodrigo Duterte to supervise the procurement process of the police following the alleged overpricing in the radar speed guns project.

The PNP earlier said there was a misunderstanding during the presentation of the project as what was presented during a January 7 command conference was not yet final.

Newly-installed PNP chief Police General Archie Francisco Gamboa earlier said the police organization respects the decision of the President.

Gamboa, who formally assumed his post on Monday, also said a report was already submitted to the DILG chief to explain the matter. — RSJ, GMA News