FROM rebels to ‘tilapia growers.’
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar on Sunday commended members of the Police Regional Office 11 who have devised a way to help provide a means of livelihood to jobless members of the Moro National Liberation Front in Malita, Davao Occidental.
According to the top cop, personnel from the 1st Davao Occidental Provincial Mobile Force, in coordination with the Department of Agriculture initiated the project by providing a fish pen for ‘tilapia’ to MNLF members in Sitio Balas in Barangay Mana, Malita municipality.
The project was part of the memorandum of agreement signed by the PNP unit and the MNLF last July 23 which aimed to provide livelihood to MNLF members who lost their jobs during the pandemic.
The DA committed to provide tilapia fingerlings for the beneficiaries of the project which is part of the Revitalized-Pulis sa Barangay or R-PSB project of the PRO11 headed by Brigadier Gen. Filmore B. Escobal to help poor residents of Geographically-Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas in Southern Mindanao.
Gen. Eleazar said the PNP as an organization is always willing to help persons who want to lead peaceful lives and foster community growth.
“Handa ang PNP na tumulong sa mga taong nakikipagtulungan sa gobyerno upang mapanatili ang kapayapaan sa bansa,” the PNP chief said.