By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar cited Benguet police officers who provided solar panels and other kinds of assistance to two elderly sisters in Buguias, Benguet.
PGen Eleazar said that personnel from the 1st Benguet Mobile Force Company and those from BSSMC-Amlipay Chapter had to walk far just to reach the house of siblings Nanay Lorena and Nanay Celia in Sitio Cayapas.
Nanay Celia is a stroke patient, which prompted police officers to provide her and her sister assistance such as rice, grocery items, and solar panels as most houses in the area had no electricity.
The policemen also planted fruit trees in the backyard of the siblings as part of their “Adopt a Tree” project, leaving it to Nanay Lorena to take care of them.
PGen Eleazar called on other police personnel to conduct similar initiatives to help more civilians in small communities.
“Abutin natin ang ating mga kababayan na nasa mga liblib na lugar na marahil hindi agad nabibigyan ng tulong. Tayo na ang magbigay at maghatid ng tulong sa kanila bilang parte ng ating mandato na magsilbi sa bayan,” PGen Eleazar said.
He lauded the Benguet police officers for their genuine service and an unconditional act of kindness.
“Sana ay marami pa kayong matulungan sa inyong mga isinasagawang proyekto,” PGen Eleazar said.(AI/MTVN)