Service to Humanity is Service to God”
The implementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), which seeks to curb the spread of the Corona Virus Disease (CoViD-19) has affected many families in the Philippines, and Metro Manila is not spared. It was considered even as the pandemic center of CoViD-19.
A number of families were challenged economically since household members can no longer work to finance their daily needs.
Acknowledging the situation, the Regional Director NCRPO PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS encouraged all PNP units in Metro Manila to conduct a Simultaneous “Adopt an Indigent Family” in their respective areas of responsibility as initiated by the Chief, Philippine National Police PGEN ARCHIE FRANCISCO F GAMBOA.
Further, The Eastern Police District under the supervision of PBGEN JOHNSON C ALMAZAN, District Director created its own version of an Adopt-a-Family Program dubbed as “Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko” to contribute in the Government’s efforts in easing the impact of CoViD-19 pandemic to poor families.
The Eastern Police District implemented this program anchored on a truly noble purpose and the goal of ensuring that no family will be left behind in the battle against the invisible enemy.
Aside from being in charge of the strict implementation of ECQ in Metro East, PBGEN ALMAZAN noted that EPD is also helping indigent families endure staying at home amidst hard conditions by regularly providing them with food packs, grocery items and other supplies.
As of May 15, 2020, a total of 4,496 families from all over the District have benefitted from the program.
Around 408 families were assisted by the Eastern Police Headquarters; 790 families were adopted by the District Mobile Force Battalion (DMFB); 1,076 were aided by Pasig CPS; 968 helped by Mandaluyong CPS; 824 for Marikina CPS; and 430 families for San Juan CPS.
“Our personnel are happy that in our own little way, we are able to bring smiles to our fellowmen,” PBGEN ALMAZAN said.
PMGEN SINAS lauded the “generous acts” of all EPD personnel for donating various food items to help the less fortunate families affected by the pandemic.