PRO-6’s Adopt-A-Family Program benefits 1,128 families in WV

Police officers distribute relief goods to 293 families who live near Camp Martin Delgado, home of PRO-6 headquarters, in Iloilo City. The distribution is part of the Police Regional Office-6’s Adopt-A-Family Program, a campaign of the PNP that provides aid to sectors who are affected by the COVID-16 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Iloilo City Police Office)

By Jennifer P. Rendon

In the Philippine National Police (PNP) community, there’s been a new “virus” spreading in the community.  But it’s no cause for alarm.

“We called that selflessness… kindness,” Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, Police Regional Office (PRO-6) spokesperson, said.

And it’s something that “we hope will infect the entire community,” she said.

The PRO-6’s act of kindness is manifested through the Adopt-A-Family Program, a campaign of the PNP to give immediate assistance to the vulnerable sectors of the community.

Malong said police units have identified these beneficiaries who usually belong to the marginalized sectors like senior citizens, persons with disabilities, indigents, and those who have several dependents.

From March 31 to April 9, 2020, Malong said there are already 1,128 adopted indigent families.

The PRO-6 regional headquarters have provided assistance to 293 families who are mostly living near Camp Martin Delgado, home of PRO-6 headquarters.

Other beneficiaries include 109 families from Antique; 114 from Aklan; 71 from Capiz; 28 from Guimaras; 56 from Iloilo province; 286 from Negros Occidental; 24 from Bacolod City; and 131 from Iloilo City.

Malong said it’s not much but “we hope that we made them feel that we are with them in this trying times.”