June 20, 2024

The Police Regional Office-Cordillera has turned over cash assistance worth P4.5 million to their colleagues in areas ravaged by Typhoon Odette.
Capt. Marnie Abellanida, PROCor information officer said the cash assistance was raised from the contribution of police personnel in the Cordillera under the “Oplan Binnadang”.
“A total of P4,433,740 was collected from the voluntary contributions of the PRO-Cor personnel,” he said.
He said P350,700 was contributed by the Regional Headquarters; P688,940 from Abra Provincial Police Office (PPO); P319,000 from Apayao PPO; P717,700 from Baguio City Police Office; P600,200 from Benguet PPO; P516,100 from Ifugao PPO; P477,100 from Kalinga PPO; P354,500 from Mountain Province PPO; and P422,000 from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 15.
Abellanida said PRO-Cor Director, B/Gen. Ronald Lee, gave an additional amount from his fund that completed the region’s donation to P4.5M.
Abellanida said the cash donation was personally received by the Bohol Police Provincial Director, Col. Osmundo Salibo, from the PRO-Cor team that delivered the check.
Aside from the cash donation, the PRO-Cor, with the help of the stakeholders last Dec. 21, 2021, sent relief items to Cebu and Bohol as initial assistance.
Oplan Binnadang is an adopted program of the Cordillera police in assisting the public, including their fellow policeman.
“Binnadang” is a Kankanaey word that means cooperation or “bayanihan”.  – PNA