Iloilo cops visit elementary school

Police Col. Rolando Vilela delivers his message during the outreach activity at Brgy. Cordova Sur, Tigbauan, Iloilo

THE Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) led by its new director, Police Colonel Roland Vilela, gave umbrellas and raincoats to pupils of Cordova Elementary School in Brgy. Cordova Sur, Tigbauan, Iloilo.

Vilela, an educator himself, recognized the struggles and sacrifices of teachers to educate their pupils.

He said that children are vulnerable because of lack of education and experience so lawless elements may take advantage of them.

“Therefore, these children must be properly guided and trained as what the bible says in Proverbs 22:6 ‘Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it’,” he said

Vilela also emphasized that peace and order is everybody’s concern and encouraged everyone to support the government’s campaign to end local communist armed conflict and the fight against illegal drugs and other forms of criminality under his program thrust to organize, mobilize volunteers and seek active participation of stakeholders for peace and development.

The feeding and gift-giving activity is part of IPPO’s Adopt a School Outreach Program that coincides with this year’s National Crime Prevention Week celebration.

It was a joint project of the Iloilo Provincial Convergence Committee composed of PNP-IPPO, DOH, DepEd, DILG, Provincial Health Office, Provincial Engineering Office, and Provincial Social Welfare Development Office with the support of the Iloilo Baptist Church.