Camp Col Romeo A Abendan, Zamboanga City - The Police Regional Office 9 has provided relief assistance to some 11,231 families all over the region belonging to the poorest of the poor through the PNP "Kapwa Ko Sagot" - Adopt-a-Family program.
PBGEN Froilan F Quidilla, Regional Director, PRO9 said that the program is PRO9’s contribution to government efforts in easing the plight of indigent families who have been affected by the disruption of their livelihood amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
He added that aside from being the in charge of the strict implementation of ECQ, PRO9 is also helping poor indigent families in entire region who were stuck inside their respective homes due to the ECQ by providing them with food packs, grocery items, vegetables, among others.
Broken down as of May 3, 2020, PRO9 headquarters assisted 939 families, the Zamboanga City Police Office helped 5,000 families, Zamboanga Sibugay Police Provincial Office aided 400 indigent families, Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Police Office helped 451 families, Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Office adopted 121 families, Isabela City Police Office helped 34 families, and Regional Mobile Force Battalion 9 helped 4,288 families, respectively.
PBGEN Froilan F Quidilla lauded the generous act of all PRO9 personnel and other good samaritans for donating various goods as voluntary contribution to help the less fortunate.