More families get food packs as IPPO adopts ‘poorest’ barangays

Forty-three “poorest” barangays in Iloilo province on April 15, 2020 received additional food supply amid the enhanced community quarantine until April 30.

These barangays were adopted by the Iloilo Police Provincial Office to help the poor families survive the odds brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Iloilo’s top cop, Colonel Paul Kenneth Lucas, said one poorest barangay from each town will benefit from the initiative.

The identification of the poorest barangays will be done in coordination with the respective Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer.

“We would like to share some rice and other food items to every household of our adopted barangays, hoping that this humble support can help ease the burden of poor families who are the most badly affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine due to the pandemic,” Lucas said.

The adopt-a-barangay is the initiative of all police stations in coordination with their respective Local Government Units.

“Our personnel wish to extend support to help augment the food provision of poor families from identified barangay-beneficiaries,” Lucas said.

Members of Iloilo PNP shared their resources to poor families aside from being committed in carrying out their mission as among the frontliners in the fight against the COVID-19.

Lucas also reiterated the call to everyone to stay cooperative as the Iloilo PNP carries its mandate to ensure the peaceful and successful lockdown.