The Kabayan Municipal Police Office led by Chief of Police Cpt Peter D. Camsol Jr partnered with the local government through Councilor Ghislyn Marave for a program dubbed “Adoption of Indigent Family” in line with efforts to help those most in need during the imposition of Enhanced Community Quarantine(ECQ) in a move to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.
This initiative involves the identification of an indigent family or individual who will receive relief goods for a period of time.
Identified initially as recipient based on economic profiling is 74 year old Simeona Alperes, a farmer of barangay Pacso, Kabayan. A widow with poor health condition and living alone as his only child was murdered years ago, and with no known immediate family members, she earns a through a per day labor particularly farm manual labor.
“Since the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine, farming which is the main livelihood of this municipality was in some degree restricted and has a limited operation. As a result, Ms. Alperes services was no longer required and essential to the farmers, hence, no source of income to pull her through this time of crisis,” according to a facebook post of the Kabayan MPS.
Last April 1, Camsol, Marave and Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer Edilyn M. Pacatiw delivered to Alperes relief goods such as rice, canned goods, condiments and other food essentials from the LGU and pooled voluntary resources from the local police.
A continuing undertaking during the ECQ period, a new family will be identified weekly as recipient of relief goods, said Marave adding she will suggest to the local government programs to adopt to help alleviate and sustain the living condition of the recipients who are less fortunate. (JDP/SCA-PIA-CAR, Benguet)
By Susan C. Aro