Police share Christmas Joy to Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries

Police officials of the Philippine National Police Cordillera Administrative Region Training Center (CARTC) and the 598 – strong members of Training Class “Gilas Diwa” engaged more than 400 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries, parents and children in the “Pulis Ko, Santa ko” I – Care Program at the CARTC grounds inside Teacher Camp here, Sunday(Dec. 22).

As a treat for their guests, CARTC prepared snacks and lunch, parlor games, entertainment numbers and music for community dancing.

As a take home treat, each adult was given a Noche Buena pack while all the children received school supplies with the candies and goodies distributed by a cop dressed as Santa Claus.

In partnership with the Police Regional Office medical team and the Department of Health, free medical and dental services were provided. The police trainees also provided free haircut and wellness (manicure/pedicure) services.

About 206 of them also donated blood to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC – Baguio) during the same activity. Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas, in his keynote message, lauded the men and women of CARTC, as they showcase not only courage and discipline in ensuring peace and order in every community but also the heart and compassion as members of the society and in reliving the through spirit of Christmas.

“We appreciate very much the effort of our police here, especially on going out their usual way to share blessing to the beneficiaries of the program here today”, Diclas added.

DSWD Program Development Officer II Ellen Williams also lauded the CARTC for spearheading such event. It is the first time, she said, that they have encountered a Christmas party with multiple treats and services for the Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries.

The more than 400 guests are 4Ps beneficiaries from eight barangays of Baguio City. CARTC Regional Training Director PLt.Col. Manolito Parazo outlined that it has been his advocacy every Christmas season to share blessings especially to indigent members of the society, and to bring the police closer to the people in the community.

Patrolman Jade Agustin affirmed that through the guidance of Parazo, it was truly a very fulfilling activity because even they are away from home they have felt and shared the essence of Christmas. “I was very happy to see the smile in the children’s faces, Agustin added. Patrolman Irishman Batangayon said that it was a very good way to take a break, as they are very focused in their daily training activities.

“It is a way to show our concern and care to the people and help share the essence Christmas and at the same time build rapport with the community and erase the stigma that kids fear the police”, he added.

Prior to the program, the CARTC also delivered gifts to around 200 other Pantawid Pamilya children beneficiaries in various Baguio barangay.


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