PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar yesterday commended Abra police officers who bravely crossed a raging river to help residents of a poor community in Manabo municipality.
Using a bamboo raft, personnel of the 2nd Abra Provincial Mobile Force Company crossed the river to reach Barangay San Ramon West and distribute food packs as well as school supplies to the residents.
Cordillera Police Regional Office director, Brigadier Gen. Ronald O. Lee said this is part of their ongoing outreach program to help the ‘poorest of the poor’ and help bring government presence to far-flung areas in the region with the help of other local government units.
At least 70 families in Bgy. San Ramon received food packs while 40 elementary students were given school supplies and hygiene kits. The police personnel also held a feeding program, gave free medical check-up services and free haircuts, and distributed vitamins and face masks to help protect residents from COVID-19.
Gen. Eleazar commended the police officers for helping the remote barangay with their needs.
“Sana ay marami pang pulis ang gumaya sa ginawa ng 2nd Abra Provincial Mobile Force Company na hindi inalintana ang panganib para lang maiparating ang mga kinakailangang serbisyo sa isang liblib na barangay. Patunay ito ng tunay na malasakit sa kapwa at puso para sa serbisyo publiko,” the top cop said.