Cops assist Benguet farmers harvest veggies for donations

VIGAN CITY — One of the few bright spots from the COVID-19 public health crisis is the outpouring of generosity even from ordinary people towards fellow Filipinos who are severely affected by the ongoing quarantine.

This spirit of “bayanihan” is manifested by the hardworking farmers of Atok, Benguet when they decided to donate their crops for the frontliners and communities affected by Enhanced Community Quarantine.

To help the farmers in this endeavor, personnel from the Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Office 1, led by Regional Director Police Brigadier General Joel S Orduña, went to Barangay Paoay, Atok, Benguet and assisted in harvesting carrots, ice lettuce and cabbage.

The harvested vegetables were immediately distributed to frontliners and more than 600 families in the province of La Union.

Vegetables were also donated in Tondo, Manila to the families affected by a residential fire last April 15.

The assistance extended by the PNP Regional Office 1 is part of the organization’s “Kapwa mo, Sagot ko: Mula sa kanilang taniman, dadalhin ng kapulisan sa inyong hapag kainan” Program. (with report from PNP PRO Public Information Office PR)