NCRPO kicks off ‘Duterte Legacy’ program

October 22, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 416 views

THE National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) this week simultaneously started its “Duterte Legacy” BARANGAYanihan caravan in Metro Manila aimed at reaching out to more poor residents affected by the pandemic.

NCRPO director, Major General Vicente D. Danao Jr. said the caravan will particularly cater to over 1,000 former members and supporters of so-called Communist Terrorist Group-Affected Mass Organizations or CAMOs in the metropolis.

These people used to support CPP/NPA/NDF programs in Metro Manila but have already renounced their allegiance to their left-leaning organizations, after being convinced of the sincere effort of the national government to put an end to the decades-long communist armed conflict.

Danao said the program geared towards full national recovery also coincided with the blessing of their Malasakit Livelihood Training Center in Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City.

“This initiative project portrays the whole-of-nation approach in informing the public of the government’s effort towards sustainable development,” said Danao a day after Philippine National Police chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar visited the NCRPO headquarters and commended the Metro Manila police force for a job well done in fighting drugs, criminality and corruption in the metropolis while going all-out to help the poorest of the poor.

The NCRPO director said they are currently focusing their effort in reaching out to the most affected and vulnerable sectors of the society and have embarked on a program to provide them with food items, hygiene kits and other basic necessities amid the new normal.

The NCRPO is getting help from the departments of Labor and Employment, Social Welfare and Development, and the Interior and Local Government as well as the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration in their program.

Danao said that the NCRPO-Malasakit Livelihood Training Center will help train poor Metro Manila residents including former CPP/NPA/NDF sympathizers in order to equip them with specialized skills that will provide a stable income to their families.

Graduates of the training courses being offered by TESDA including welding works, electricity, plumbing, carpentry, dress-making and other much-needed skills in the past have been able to feed their families and send their kids to school.

Danao said those programs are all in line with the NCRPO’s effort to provide residents of Metro Manila with what he termed as “Serbisyong TAMA: TApat, may tapang at MAlasakit para sa mamamayan.”

“Higit sa pagpapanatili ng kaayusan at katahimikan sa kamaynilaan, layun nating matulungan ang ating mga kababayan na maibsan ang kahirapan at kakulangan na idinulot ng pandemya sa pamumuhay ng mahihirap nating mga kababayan. Nawa ay maging daan ang mga proyektong ito sa pagpapalawig ng ating layuning makapagbigay ng ‘Serbisyong TAMA’ sa ating mga kababayan,” the official said.