The initiative of the Benguet Provincial Police Office (BPPO) to provide electricity to households in far-flung areas in Benguet got a boost with the donation of P500,000 by the Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.
Consul Sun Weidong recently turned over the amount to the BPPO Provincial Advisory Group for Police Transformation and Development (PAGPTD) through its chair, Benguet Gov. Melchor D. Diclas.
The amount is intended for the BPPO’s Pailaw Project, an initiative where personnel of the BPPO provide solar panels to identified households in remote areas in Benguet, especially those that are yet to be reached by the distribution lines of the Benguet Electric Cooperative.
Diclas expressed his gratitude to the People’s Republic of China for the support.
Earlier, the PAGPTD was also able to raise P495,200 for BPPO’s Pailaw Project.
The amount was generated through the two-day golf-for-a-cause held at the Lepanto Golf Course in Mankayan town.
Of the amount raised, the BPPO has so farinstalledsix solar panels to the houses of six families located at Sitio Loacan, Barangay Catubo, Atok last week.
The project benefitted 27 family members who are school children, senior citizens, and adults.
The panels were installed by personnel of the BPPO and Atok Municipal Police Station and will be set for a turnover ceremony soon.
The households in Atok are the latest beneficiaries of the BPPO’s Pailaw Project, which was also implemented in other remote communities in Benguet, such as in Kibungan.
The Cordillera Darters’ Guild has also turned over a financial support to the BPPO PAGTPD to be used for the latter’s programs and projects. – Jane B. Cadalig