By: Felipe V. Celino
ROXAS CITY, Capiz Bound by its primary mandate to serve and protect the Filipinos, the Capiz police is constructing a day care centre for dependents of the officers and personnel of the Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO).
The groundbreaking ceremony of the Capiz PPO Daycare Center Project, a first in Western Visayas, was held on Feb 26, 2019 at Camp Apil in Brgy. Lanot here.
The ceremony was graced by Maria Rosalinda Bulalacao, wife of Police Regional Office (PRO-)6 Regional Director John Bulalacao and president of the PRO-6 Womens Club who served as guest of honor and speaker.
In her message, Mrs. Bulalacao commended the Capiz PPO under the leadership of Senior Supt. Canilo Fuentes for being the first provincial office in the region to put up a child development center for PNP dependents and other children near the camp.
She said that the Daycare Center Project of the Capiz PPO is a noble initiative because it will serve as a foundation of education of its recipients.
Education is very important because it is an equalizer especially in applying for a job, Mrs Bulalacao said.
She also committed to support the completion of the project as head of the PRO6 Womens Club.
Fuentes said the purpose of the Capiz PPO Daycare Center is to provide the PNP personnel and the community a healthy environment.
This facility will serve as breeding ground of young individuals for a strong foundation of quality education, he added.
Rev. Father Mark Grandflor led the blessing of the grounds before other guests, chiefs of police and Capiz PPO personnel.
Also present during the ceremony were Mrs. Cynthia Besana, chief of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO); Jemin Guillermo, PIA-Capiz manager; Ivan Chu, Capiz PPO Provincial Advisory Council (PAC) chair and other PAC Officials; Punong Barangay Rolando Tuazon of Lanot, Roxas City and members of the media.
The structure is set to be completed in three (3) months, Fuentes said.