January 29, 2023

LAGAWE, Ifugao – Aside from their usual efforts of reaching out to community members within their jurisdiction, the Ifugao Police Provincial Office has devised a way to also reach out to senior citizens who might be having a hard time coping with the effects of new policies brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Ifugao PPO has designed a program dubbed, “Your sunset is my dawn,” an approach to help the senior citizens cope with boredom and depression brought about by the pandemic.

Personnel of the Ifugao PPO visited the elders and gave them gifts, provided entertainment, offered prayers, and engaged them in conversation as an avenue to listen to their sentiments about the pandemic and other concerns.

These activities are among the ways implemented by the PNP for the community to feel their love, care, and presence and to gain the people’s trust and confidence which is expected to build harmonious relationship and help in the maintenance of peace and order in the province.

The Ifugao PPO is also on the height of implementing the Adopt-a-Family program, a nationwide activity initiated by the Philippine National Police.

To date, a total of 1,134 families in the province have already benefited from the Adopt-a-Family program, which is supported by benevolent stakeholders to help indigent families survive the enhanced community quarantine.

The Ifugao PPO Community Affairs Development Unit launched the program in the province on April 2 under the leadership and support of Col. David D. Mariano.

The Ifugao PPO with the 11 municipal police stations and the Provincial Mobile Force Company have provided cash and in-kind donations worth P941,168 as of May 18.

Those who benefited from the program were mostly persons with disability, senior citizens, solo parents, and sick individuals as recommended by their barangay officials.

Aside from the beneficiaries recommended by the barangay officials, Mariano encouraged every personnel to provide aid to their neighbors and relatives who were stranded and those whose livelihood was affected due to the implementation of the ECQ.

“This pandemic is an avenue for everyone to spread love and be a blessing to our beloved kababayan in our own little ways,” he added. – Press release