CORDILLERA Police Regional Office director, Brigadier General Ronald O. Lee on Tuesday flew to Bohol to personally hand over their P4.5 million cash donation to the local police force which was terribly affected by killer typhoon ‘Odette.’
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, General Dionardo B. Carlos said Lee was designated as the ‘Pulis Big Brother’ for members of the Bohol Police Provincial Office.
“It was a very simple turnover ceremony. Hindi ko na sila inistorbo at busy sila lahat sa relief and clearing operations,” said Lee.
The official said the Bohol PPO headquarters was heavily-damaged by strong winds and heavy rains brought about by ‘Odette’ and is yet to get its normal power and water supply as of Tuesday.
Many resorts in the province have been swamped by local guests since they have their own generators and water pumps.
The P4.5 million donation from the Cordillera police force was made thru voluntary contribution from its uniformed and non-uniformed personnel last Christmas Day. Brig. Gen. Lee said they made the contribution in line with the time-honored ‘Binnadang’ spirit of the Cordillerans.
‘Binaddang’ is a time-honored tradition among Cordillerans who easily unite to help people in distress, inside or outside their communities.
Brig. Gen. Lee was accompanied by Colonel Reynante B. Bastian, the Cordillera police regional comptroller and Col. Maly C. Cula, the chief of the Regional Community-Affairs and Development Division when he turned over the P4.5 million cash donation to Bohol police director, Col. Osmundo Salibo