Cops give relief, livelihood assistance to poor families
Led by PRO-7 director Albert Ignatius Ferro, the police distributed relief goods, livelihood assistance and educational materials. The activity was still part of the “Kapwa mo, Sagot ko” program in celebration of the police service anniversary.
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Cops give relief, livelihood assistance to poor families
Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) - August 5, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — The Police Regional Office (PRO)-7 held another ‘adopt a community program’, this time in Barangay Perrelos, Carcar City wherein several poor families received assistance from the police personnel yesterday.

Led by PRO-7 director Albert Ignatius Ferro, the police distributed relief goods, livelihood assistance and educational materials. The activity was still part of the “Kapwa mo, Sagot ko” program in celebration of the police service anniversary.

“What we do is we chose those indigent families that need our help, like here, the chief of police in Carcar came up with an idea of livelihood support, naghatag ta og  livelihood na mga kambing and mga manok para they could have a self-reliant initiative  sa ilang backyard,” said Ferro.

Among those who received the assistance was 16-year-old Leonardo Langbid, an amputee who wants to pursue his education despite being physically challenged. Langbid is an incoming grade 10 student who desires to finish his studies even if he had an amputated leg because of an accident in 2016.

The police gave him an android phone to enable him to attend online classes under the new normal. His family was also given livestock for livelihood.

According to Ferro, aside from extending help, the objective of the program is to bring the PNP closer to the community. He is hopeful that through building a good relationship with the community, the police will have the support of the public in the fight against all forms of illegal activities.

“We are just sustaining it because it is really helpful in bridging the relations between the police and the community, winning the fight against illegal activities---illegal gambling and peace and order-- is not only a single job  of the PNP but also a job of the community,” said Ferro.

He believes that without the support of the community the police won’t be able to succeed in the fight against any form of illegal activity.

Ferro was ecstatic of the good relationship that PRO-7 has established with the public. — FPL (FREEMAN)

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