Cagayan PNP shares love to IP families in Gattaran town
GATTARAN, Cagayan, July 19 (PIA) – The Agta community at barangay Naddungan in this town received grocery packs on Thursday from the Cagayan Police Provincial Office (CPPO) for the second time.
The gift giving activity which is part of the celebration of the 25th Police Community Relations (PCR) Month benefited at least 65 IP families living in the area.
This year’s PCR Month theme is ‘Paigtingin Ugnayan ng Mamamayan at Pulisya Laban sa Covid-19 Pandemya’.
Police Captain Sharon Mallillin said that the duty of the PNP is not only to ensure that laws are implemented but also to look for the welfare of the ir fellowmen especially those vulnerable sectors in the province such as the IPs.
“Pangalawang beses na po namin ito sa barangay na ito dahil nangako kami na babalik kami sa kanila upang dalhan muli sila ng grocery packs,” she said.
The activity, according to Mallillin, is one way to let the community feel the presence of the police and to build better relationship with the members of the community.
“Ito ay paraan ng kapulisan upang mas mapalapit sa komunidad at magkaroon ng mas magandang samahan ang mga nakatira sa remote areas tulad nito,” Mallillin said.
Arlyn Bacaycay, 43, one of the beneficiaries, said she’s grateful that the CPPO came back to fulfill their promise.
“Agyaman kami ah sir ta adda manen inted da[PNP]. Mayat sir ta adda kastuy[grocery pack] nga naited, sakto nga nayun nga usaren mi ta kastuy met napasamak nagrigat agtrabahu ita gapu jay sakit[COVID-19],” said Bacaycay.
(We are very grateful to PNP because they gave us another grocery pack. These grocery packs would augment our daily needs because during this pandemic, our livelihood was affected.)
The beneficiaries were also treated with a nutritious ‘lugaw’ which the CPPO hopes to sustain thru its feeding program activity.
The activity which was also supported by the Gattaran Police Station headed by its chief of police, PMaj Edwin P Aragon and RFSO 2 personnel led by PMaj Gary Matagay strictly observed minimum health standars such as physical distancing and wearing of face masks. (MDCT/PIA-2)