ILOILO CITY, May 17 (PIA) -- Police Regional Office 6 joined the entire Philippine National Police in the simultaneous Nationwide Launching of "BARANGAYanihan Help and Food Bank," May 14.
The activity, which was was held in front of Heritage Park, Camp Crame, Quezon City with the newly installed Chief Philippine National Police, Police General Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar as the Guest of Honor, was joined virtually by all the Police Regional Offices nationwide.
PRO 6 Regional Information Officer Lt. Col. Joem Malong, in a press release, explained that the concept BARANGAYanihan has been long practiced by the PNP through the existing community relations program such as "Kapwa Ko Sagot Ko," "Community Feeding Program," 'Food Bank" and other community services by the different PROs.
This sums up all existing community services offered by the PNP under one brand called "BARANGAYanihan" which is very much fitting in this time of pandemic.
"The PNP served as the forefront in carrying the mission to serve and protect the communities," Malong said, adding that activity connotes the "Bayanihan" spirit, which is very much alive in the PNP and in the barangay.
She added that the strengthening of the collaboration between the police and the community in its effort to combat crimes and maintain peace and order is also one of the benefits of said initiative.
During the ceremony, 10 vendors, pedicab driver and strikers received gift packs containing canned goods, rice, milk and health kit from PRO6 Regional Director Police Brigadier General Rolando Miranda.
Malong revealed that as of May 12, 2021, PRO6 conducted 1,530 BARANGAYanihan activities across Western Visayas with 71,060 family-beneficiaries who received assorted goods from over 680 BARANGAYanihan Kiosks established by the units under PRO6.
More than P5.9 million worth of donated goods were distributed in all these activities so far. These goods were donated by the 4,445 generous groups and individuals.
In his speech during the program launching in PRO6, Miranda thanked the stakeholders who donated to the PRO6 food bank.
"Asahan din po ninyo ang commitment ng buong PRO6 sa programa ng ating pinakamamahal na Chief PNP. Asahan niyo po na patuloy na paiigtingin ng PRO6 ang aming serbisyo publiko sa buong Region 6," Miranda vowed.
During the nationwide launching, Eleazar thanked the stakeholders who donated to the food bank.
"Asahan niyo po na ang ating kapulisan ang maging instrumento para maihatid ang inyong tulong sa mga nangangailangan" assured Eleazar. (PIA6/Story and photod from RPIO/PRO6)