Cen­tral Lu­zon cops change life of men­di­cant cou­ple

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CAM P OL I VAS, Pam­panga- Po­lice per­son­nel from the dif­fer­ent units of Po­lice Re­gional Of­fice III (PRO-3) used their own ini­tia­tive, money and time to put to­gether a project that will change the life of a men­di­cant cou­ple.

The ORPRMS, RFMB 3, ROD, RPDEU3 and San Luis Mu­nic­i­pal Po­lice Sta­tion led by Force Com­man­der PSSupt. Joyce Patrick San­galang and ORPRMS Chief PSupt. Rom­mel Batan­gan shared re­sources and ef­forts in help­ing a sex­a­ge­nar­ian cou­ple ask­ing for alms in the City of San Fer­nando proper with a brand new bike with side­car, half sack of rice, canned goods, clothes and hy­giene kits. Four trays of “ba­lut” were also given to them as their ini­tial cap­i­tal in sell­ing the street food us­ing the bike with side­car.

The old cou­ple, iden­ti­fied as Rey­naldo and Anita An­to­nio, trav­els a long way from their res­i­dence in Barangay Pasig, Cand­aba, Pam­panga to the City of San Fer­nando and begs ev­ery day to sus­tain their daily need for food as Rey­naldo is vis­ually im­paired and they are both job­less.

“We have de­cided to give them this bike with side­car to dis­cour­age them from beg­ging but in­stead en­cour­age them to earn on their own. In this way, we are re­ally help­ing them live, not just for a day but for the rest of their lives,” San­galang said.

“Like an old say­ing, ‘Teach them how to fish and they won’t get hun­gry again,’ this is what your po­lice are do­ing. We are not only serv­ing and pro­tect­ing their lives. We also teach them how to live de­cently,” Batan­gan added.

“I com­mend our po­lice of­fi­cers headed by PSSupt. San­galang and PSupt. Batan­gan for go­ing an ex­tra mile. Your po­lice do not only go af­ter law­less el­e­ments, we also help ease poverty and change lives in our own lit­tle way,” PRO-3 Di­rec­tor PCSupt. Joel Napoleon M. Coronel stated.— PRO-3 RPIO

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