PARACELIS, Mountain Province – Policemen of Mountain Province have proven that the Philippine National Police’s “PNP Kakampi Mo” tagline is indeed true.
On Aug. 16, Mountain Province Police Provincial Office Provincial Director Col. Sibly Dawiguey Jr. and Lt./Col. Daniel Fakat, OIC force commander of the 2nd Mountain Province Provincial Mobile Force Company (MPPMFC) led the formal turnover of a newly constructed house to Dolores Ambatali in Purok 4, Turod, Palitud, Pa-racelis.
Dolores, a mother of five minor children, is a widow and with disability due to a serious medical condition.
The house is the first project of the 2nd MPPMFC under the Pabahay Program of the Revitalized Pulis sa Barangay, and was realized through the help of donors.
The project was conceived when some personnel from the Department of Education lobbied to include some children in the Enhanced Education Program of the MPPMFC.
Checking on the background of these children, the police found out that they are the children of Dolores. The five children and their disabled mother live in a shanty made of nearly dilapidated iron sheets and moldering woods. Unable to work because of her medical condition, some of the children have to sacrifice their education to work to help for their daily subsistence.
The 2nd MPPMFC decided to help the family by partnering with the SAF-Troopers-Mountain Province Chapter that was then looking for a recipient for their anniversary.
Using the initial donations of PNP personnel and with their carpentry skills, they started to build the house last June 9. Soon, other individuals including contractors and politicians supported the project providing donations in cash, in kind, and even labor.
Through concerted efforts, the house was completed in two months. It was blessed and turned over to Dolores and her children on Aug. 16.
Dawiguey, Fakat, Assistant Municipal Administrator Larry Signabon, Florencio Balog-ang representing Rep. Maximo Y. Dalog Jr., and Engr. Oliver Balajo from the Community Environment and Natural Resour-ces Office-Paracelis handed the key to the family of Dolores.
Dolores expressed gratitude to all those who have helped in providing her family a decent dwelling.
Dawiguey advised the family to take good care of the house, and make it a home of God, a home full of joy and kindness. He also expressed hope that the house will inspire the children to become productive members of the community and assets in the campaign towards attaining a safer and more peaceful community. – Clinteast Van Totanes