May 26, 2024

Personnel of the La Trinidad Municipal Police Station built a sturdy home for an 86-year-old grandmother who was living alone in an old pigpen at Sitio Kibungan Village in Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet.

LTMPS, led by Maj. Cleff Vencio, has identified Honora Alfonso as one of the beneficiaries of the “Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko,”the Adopt-a-Family program of the Philippine National Police.

Vencio coordinated with the manager of First Pacific Hardware who sponsored the construction materials used in building a sturdier home for Alfonso, who lives in an old pigpen made of rusty galvanized roof haphazardly placed on top of the pen’s concrete walls to provide shelter.

Vencio has also collaborated with Caroline Besoy of DGB Legacy Enterprises for the provision of gravel and sand and with barangay officials of Puguis for the construction of Alfonso’s new home.

Personnel of the LTMPS, along with other partners, helped in the construction and completion of the project through bayanihan.

“Through the financial contribution of LTMPS personnel, we were able to provide the necessities to complete the shelter for Alfonso,” Vencio said.

He said the completed shelter was turned over to Alfonso, along with other necessities, such as beddings and kitchenware.

Alfonso thanked those who, in one way or another, reached out their hands during her time of extreme need.

LTMPS personnel also coordinated with the Department of Social Welfare and Development for the provision of relief assistance for the senior citizen and counseling to her family members.

Aside from Alfonso, the LTMPS also adopted 400 families whom they provided with basic food commodities and financial assistance during the quarantine period. – Ofelia C. Empian