OVER 141,000 poor Filipinos who were badly affected by the ‘lockdown’ triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic have been the beneficiaries of the Philippine National Police ‘Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko’ or Adopt-a-Family-Program, PNP spokesman, Brigadier General Bernard M. Banac said yesterday.
The program was launched as PNP chief, General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa, called on all members of the police force to adopt an indigent family in their respective areas of responsibility by providing them food packs or grocery items and financial assistance good for at least one-week.
Banac said since the program was launched, the PNP has provided an equivalent of P81 million worth of assistance to over 141,000 poor families in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and help provide much-needed financial support to the government’s social amelioration program
Being in charge of the strict implementation of lockdown measures as well as contact tracing of COVID-19 affected persons across the country, the PNP is also helping poor Filipinos endure staying at home amidst hard conditions for the nation to win its war vs COVID-19.
“As our President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is firm on imposing strict measures thru the PNP and the AFP to contain the Pandemic, we call on the heroism of our fellow Filipinos who are able to share their own resources to do their own Bayanihan and Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko contribution to help our poor brothers and sisters particularly our less fortunate children endure being homeliners for us to finally Win and Heal as One Nation over this pandemic,” said Banac.