Iloilo City’s cops provide relief aid to poor families
ILOILO CITY, May 8 (PIA) – – While preoccupied with doing their tasks of ensuring peace, security and public order in this city, members of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) also find time to provide relief aid to families who are most in need and are affected by the ongoing enhanced community quarantine.
As of May 5, a total of 1,433 poor families from the different districts here have already benefited under the “Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko” – Adopt a Family Program of the ICPO.
Out of the total number, 150 family beneficiaries are from the village of Sinikway, Lapuz district who received relief packs containing three kilos of rice and six sachets of 3 in 1 Instant coffee from the Women & Children Protection Desk and Community Affairs & Development Unit of ICPO and Lapaz Police Station on May 1.
On the other hand, 150 “Trisikad” Drivers of Jaro District were reached out by the Iloilo City Police Station 3 under Station Police Captain Eduardo Siacon, Jr. and its Community Affairs and Development PNCO under Police Executive Master Sergeant Cesar Pinuela.
PCapt. Shella Mae A Sangrines, Chief of the ICPO Public Information Office and WCPD, said ICPO Station 3 team chose the pedicab drivers as their beneficiaries as they believed they are one of the marginalized sectors whose livelihood is greatly affected by the ECQ.
Sangrines said the ICPO relief efforts were made possible through a collaboration with supportive stakeholders. It is also in support to the Adopt a Family dubbed as “Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko” project of the Police Regional Office 6.
Along with the distribution of relief goods, Sangrines said the beneficiaries were also sternly reminded of the directives signed by Mayor Jerry Treñas particularly on the observance of social/physical distancing, implementation of curfew hours and mandatory wearing of face mask. (JSC/laf/PIA6-Iloilo)