OFFICERS and men of the Philippine National Police Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (PNP-IMEG) on Friday launched their own relief drive in Macabebe, Pampanga which benefitted some 1,125 poor families affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine triggered by the spread of COVID-19, officials said yesterday.
PNP-IMEG director, Brigadier General Ronald O. Lee said that with the support of his classmates from Philippine Military Academy ‘Tanglaw-Diwa’ Class of 1992 and the Police Regional Office 3 headed by Brig. Gen. Rhodel O. Sermonia, they delivered relief goods to the ‘poorest of the poor’ living in the island sitios of Barangay Consolacion in Macabebe.
“We may be very serious in our effort to go after rogues in uniform on orders of PNP chief, General Archie Francisco Gamboa but we will also not forget our countrymates who have been badly affected by the lockdown to control the spread of the deadly virus,” Lee told the Journal Group.
Lee and his team were welcomed by Bgy. Consolacion chairman Romy Catahan and the local barangay council during the distribution of the relief goods at the local basketball court. All recipients were however required to wear face masks and observe proper social distancing during the relief drive which started early in the morning.
Members of PMA Class 1992 have spearheaded a number of relief operation in the countryside in support of Gen. Gamboa’s ‘Kapwa Ko Sagot Ko’ program which called on the police to contribute money from their own pockets to buy food and other basic relief goods for the poor.