February 1, 2023

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – More than 200 fruit bearing and forest tree seedlings were planted in a school compound in Barangay Lacnog East as part of the celebration of the 25th Police Community Relations (PCR) Month.
The activity was organized by the 1st Kalinga Police Mobile Force Company (KPMFC) in coordination with the Sangguniang Kabataan, barangay officials, teachers, KPMFC advisory council members, Department of the Environment and Natural Resources, and Philippine Information Agency.
Marina Anongos and her colleagues at the Cataw Primary School committed to take care of the planted trees.
Tree planting is one of the activities of all units of the Philippine National Police operating in the province. They have been partnering with civil society organizations and local government units in support to the government’s programs and projects for the protection of the environment even during this time of Covid-19 pandemic.  
Along with the advocacy environmental protection, police personnel also conducted lectures on the Anti-Terrorism Law and called on the youth to concentrate on their studies and on worthwhile activities that help in the development of the school and community.
Information materials were also distributed to SK members and residents.
Personnel of the 1st KPMFC also helped the school cultivate its backyard garden for the pupils to plant vegetables. They committed to help the school in any capacity as they did in other schools where the unit contributed money for the purchase of materials needed to repair damaged and dilapidated classrooms.
The theme of this year’s PCR Month celebration is “Pinaigting na ugnayan ng mamamayan at pulisya laban sa Covid-19 pandemic.” – Peter A. Balocnit