OFFICERS and men of the National Capital Region Police Office has proven once again that “in unity, there is strength’ after they voluntarily donated over P30 million to the Team PNP Bayanihan Fund Challenge made by PNP chief, General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa for the police force to raise at least P200 million for the poorest of the poor who were affected by the COVID-19 lockdown.
According to NCRPO director, Major General Debold M. Sinas, they initially targeted to raise P25,805,000 from voluntary donations from Metro Manila police personnel with the assumption that each of their 25,805 personnel and 116 other personnel from NCRPO Regional Support Units will voluntarily donate P1,000 each or less for the noble cause.
"There is no standard amount specified for their contribution. It is purely voluntary for we know that they too have families who are affected by this health crisis and most of them are sole providers,” said Sinas of their own Bayanihan Fund Challenge.
However, he said that when totaled, they were able to generate a total of P30,360,973 from voluntary donations by their personnel or 17.13 percent higher than the initial target donation and way beyond the targeted sum.
Sinas said the NCRPO’s top three donors who gave more than the expected donations were the Eastern Police District headed by Brigadier Gen. Johnson Almazan who was able to exceed its targeted sum of P2,953,000 by 65.04 percent with its total donation of P4,873,673 followed by the Quezon City Police District under Brig. Gen. Ronnie Montejo which exceeded the expected sum of P4,364,000 by 21.75 percent with its total donation of P5,312,960.
On the other hand, the Northern Police District headed by Brig. Gen. Ronnie Ylagan exceeded by 20.51 percent their expected donation of P3,686,000 by raising a total of P4,442,100 to the cause.
The Manila Police District, Southern Police District and NCRPO Regional Headquarters also donated more than the targeted sum of donations for the project.