Camp Col Romeo A Abendan, Zamboanga City - The Police Regional Office 9 has provided relief assistance to some 72 underprivileged families from the dumpsite area in Barangay Lumbangan, Zamboanga City 9 on April16, 2020. Considered as the families who are most in need, the recipients family received 4 kilos of rice and assorted grocery items provided by personnel of the Regional Community Affairs Development Division intended for their daily sustainance.
PBGEN Froilan F Quidilla, Regional Director, said that PRO9 chose the dumpsite area community as the beneficiary of the reached out program considering that they are one of most vulnerable sectors of society. These indigent families have been living along the dumpsite area wherein their everyday sustenance depends on their source of living. Some of their male members and even their partners are employed on farming jobs scavenging and construction activities.
He assures that more indigent families will be given relief assistance by the various police camps and city/ municipal police stations in the entire region funded through voluntary donations of police personnel as assistance to these families.
The 72 families is just part of a thousands indigent families across the region who have benefited from the Police Regional Office 9's "Adopt-a-Family" program- contribution to government efforts in easing the plight of indigent families who have been affected by the disruption of their livelihood amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis.