PROs advocacy on culture of savings kicks off in schools

SAN FERNANDO CITY – The provincial regional office here has launched recently an antidote to gambling in the schools of Pangasinan.

Police Chief Supt. Leopoldo N. Bataoil, regional director, said the PRO-1’s Advocacy on Culture of Savings was launched as an antidote to gambling in the elementary and secondary schools in Pangasinan  after the successful implementation of the flagship programs “Pulis Ko, Teacher Ko” and “Pulis Ko, Textmate Ko”.

Bataoil said this program would encourage the school children to value every single cent that their parents have saved for their future.

He said it is also a way of preventing them to indulge in illegal gambling.

“This project highlights the PNP’s resolve to address gambling among school children. This will take  time, but hopefully it would help and influence our children,” Bataoil said.

Bataoil said the PNP wants to help create a generation that give much value on savings rather than gambling through the concerted effort of other concerned agencies.

 “This program could be achieved by establishing a linkage with the Local Government Units (LGU’s), non government organizations and civic groups by tapping them for the sponsorship of piggy banks or “alkansya” to be given to the school children,” Bataoil said.

Officials of the Department of Education have given their   support to the project, Bataoil said.

He said the Women’s and Children’s Concern Desks in all the police stations are tasked to conduct lectures in the elementary schools and that they are required to submit a periodic report of compliance as to how many lectures they have conducted and the sections, grades and schools they have visited.

The launching coincided with the PRO1’s tri-media forum, Talakayan sa Isyung Pulis (TSIP).  Bataoil distributed piggy banks to the students that may serve as their daily “alkansya”. #