Abra cops lauded for helping girl with cerebral palsy
By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan / Philippine News Agency
MANILA – Police personnel of two Abra municipal stations that teamed up to look after an 11-year-old girl with cerebral palsy were lauded by Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, for their kind gesture.
Eleazar said he is proud of the Peñarrubia and Bucay municipal police stations, especially Cpl. Rochelle Venus Palino of Bucay police for the "genuine care" of police officers for children.
“I commend Cpl. Palino and the other police personnel at the Peñarrubia and Bucay Municipal Police Stations for taking the initiative to help Aileen obtain the basic goods she needs," Eleazar said Monday.
The police learned of the 11-year-old Aileen Progreso's condition when Peñarrubia police made a house-to-house visit in Barangay Sta. Rosa last July 16.
Progreso, who is bedridden due to her condition, has never been brought to a doctor for consultation due to financial difficulties.
When Palino heard about the girl from a Facebook post of Peñarrubia police, she started a “Swap for a Cause” activity for Aileen’s benefit.
Palino traded her child’s pre-loved clothes for cash and goods, providing for Aileen’s needs. She personally delivered the cash and goods along with donations from other police personnel. (PNA)