February 9, 2023

Youthful police officers from the Cordillera celebrated their anniversary in the service by sharing their blessings to various groups.
Members of the Public Safety Field Training Program Class 2013-01 held various outreach activities in Baguio and Apayao as part of the celebration of their 9th anniversary in the uniformed service.
Members of the class, named Kabadang, from the different Philippine National police Offices in the Cordillera came together on Dec. 10 in Baguio City not only for their reunion but to share their blessings to their chosen beneficiaries.
They reached out to residents of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Bahay Pag-asa Boy’s facility in Irisan, Baguio City where they provided gifts to 17 Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL) who are currently under the care of the said facility.
They also gave lectures on anti-terrorism, negative effects of illegal drugs, and Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004.
Members of the class also facilitated games with the children and shared words of wisdom and encouragement to the youth.
The children expressed their gratitude to the officers through songs.
The group also held a separate gift-giving at the Baguio City Social Welfare and Development Office Silungan Center where eight individuals, mostly children, who are temporarily sheltered there were given gifts.
Members of the class who are assigned in Apayao likewise conducted an outreach activity in Barangay Cagandungan, Luna on Dec. 13.
They reached out to the family of Romel Diad and handed assorted grocery items, kitchen utensils, health kits, school supplies, and medicines.
The Kabadang Class 2013-01 is composed of 125 members who were recruited in 2013, trained at the Cordillera Administrative Region Training Center, and gra-duated in 2014.
Kabadang stands for Kapulisang Alagad ng Bayan at Diyos ang Natatanging Gabay. – Mary Ann Manawag Pardo