CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO- The Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1), through the Police Community Relations Division (RPCRD) conducted a community outreach program in two separate schools in Santol, La Union June 21.
In his report to Police Chief Superintendent Ricardo C. Marquez, PRO1 Regional Director, Police Superintendent Rolie M. Saltat, Acting Chief of RPCRD, said the outreach program benefitted 206 indigent pupils of Banbanaba Elementary School and 118 students of Santol Vocational High School all in Santol town.
Slippers and dental kits were distributed to the 206 pupils of Banbanaba Elementary School followed by a feeding program while in Santol Vocational High School, each student received school supplies which include notebooks, pad papers, pencils, ball pens and other education materials.
The group also gave lectures on the rights of the child and conducted anti-illegal drugs information dissemination while flyers on school safety tips were distributed to both pupils and students.
Marquez said the activity is part of the PRO1’s community outreach program to engage police personnel in community development not only to help the less fortunate children in rural schools but also to encourage the community to support the PNP and become its active partner in crime prevention.
Saltat also added that the community outreach program will be carried out on a monthly basis targetting distant schools within Region 1. “
Through this activity, the public will feel the sincerity and presence of the police in bringing services to the grassroots and to let the communities see the humanitarian side of the police,” he said.
Teresita Camilot, Banbanaba school principal expressed her gratitude to the PNP for bringing the police closer to the far-flung communities.#