Camp Col Romeo A Abendan, Zamboanga City- More than one thousand individuals coming from 250 families benefited from the Adopt-a-Family (Kapwa ko, Sagot ko) program a week after the Police Regional Office 9 launched it across the region as a contribution to the government’s efforts in easing the plight of the indigent families who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
PBGEN Froilan F Quidilla, Regional Director, PRO9 said that under the program police personnel and police units in the entire region will adopt an indigent families in their respective localities/ areas of responsibility and provide them with relief goods, such as food packs or any voluntary donations that would sustain their daily needs until such time the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) is lifted.
As of today, the Regional Headquarters had already distributed relief goods to 40 indigent families comprising of 120 individuals while the Zamboanga City Police Office has supported 50 indigent families comprising of 215 individuals. The Zamboanga Sibugay Police Provincial Office has aided 30 families with 95 individuals and Zamboanga del Norte Police Provincial Office has assisted 52 families with 200 individuals. On the other hand, the Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Office has helped 48 families with 200 individuals, Isabela City Police Station with 34 families with 160 individuals and Regional Mobile Force Battalion 9 has 32 families with 115 individuals.
On April 9, 2020, personnel of the Regional Community Affairs Development Division (RCADD) headed by Police Lt. Colonel Haywien B Salvado led the distributions of relief goods to more or less one hundred residents covering indigent families at the relocation sites in Barangay Mercedes.
As this develop, PBGEN Quidilla encouraged the good samaritans all over the region who have more in life to join the police force and other government agencies in helping the needy during this crisis.