PRO-7 Amigo Cops turn over livestock, relief goods to 2 Bohol residents
By Elvira Bongosia / Philippine Information Agency
TAGBILARAN CITY – The Police Regional Office (PRO-7) Amigo Cops led the National Task Force to End Local Armed Conflict’s (NTF-ELCAC) relief operations and anti-terrorism and anti-illegal drugs lectures in the towns of Inabanga and Buenavista on May 21 and May 22, respectively.
PRO-7 Regional Director Brigadier General Ronnie Montejo personally turned over the livestock and relief goods to 250 residents in the two towns as part of efforts to reach out to areas deemed prone to insurgency activities.
In his message, Montejo said the activity aims to bring together government agencies for a "whole nation" approach to end the insurgency problem in the country.
"Kauban kaninyo atong buhion ug pang hingusgan ang atong kampanya sa NTF-ELCAC. Atong agnihon ang atong mga barangay officials nga himuong aktibo ang atong pagbuntog aning problemaha. Atong tabangan ang atong gobyerno nga magpabilin nga malinawon ang atong lungsod (Together, let us strengthen and sustain the campaign of NTF-ELCAC. Let us encourage our barangay officials to be proactive in addressing this problem. Let us help the government in keeping the peace and order in our area)," Montejo said.
Each town received 10 goats and five pigs, food packs containing five kilos of rice, canned goods and noodles, and health safety essentials such as face masks and shields.
According to Lt. Col. Joseph Berondo, chief of the Bohol Provincial Police Office Police Community Relations branch, it was the PRO-7 that identified which towns will benefit from their outreach program.
Berondo said the Buenavista Police Station and Inabanga local government unit also contributed to the PRO-7’s donation drive.
Earlier this year, the regional police command also turned over relief aid to the towns of Carmen and Bilar, benefiting a total of 200 residents in both towns.
Said activity seeks to establish good rapport in the communities in order for them to join the "whole of nation" approach to fight insurgency. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)