by Shaine Mae R. Nagtalon
JIMENEZ, Misamis Occidental (PIA)--The Police Regional Office, together with the Misamis Occidental Police Provincial Office, with the support of the provincial government and its stakeholders here, recently initiated a Community Outreach Program to provide assistance and free services to villagers in barangay Carmen in Jimenez town.
The said barangay is among the Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDAs).
PRO-10 Regional Director PBGEN Lawrence B. Coop, together with MOPPO Provincial Director PCol. Marlon Quimno and Governor of Misamis Occidental Henry S. Oaminal, led the PNP Community Outreach Program and Ceremonial Turn-over of Quick Impact Projects, which include one chest freezer, two units of solar charging station and panel, one unit of wet and one dry food grinding machine, and two units of sewing machine, to the residents of Barangay Carmen, May 18, 2023, at Carmen Integrated School, Barangay Carmen, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental.
Coop called for unity within the government and community to achieve peace and development in the province.
"Kung tayo ay nagkakaisa, maganda 'yung daloy ng programa ng gobyerno, programa ng LGU, at maganda 'yung programa ng PRO-10 gaya ng binanggit ni Mayor Chiong at saka si Governor ay nakita nga nila 'yung pangagailangan nila ng Carmen. 'Yan din po ang isang layunin ng (Retooled Community Support Program) RCSP na makita 'yung mga kailangan at i-approach sa appropriate agency. Ang magandang pagsasama ay sigurado tayong ang direction natin patungo sa kaunlaran," he shared.
(If we are united, the flow of government programs will be good. As mentioned by Mayor Chiong and the Governor, they saw their need for Carmen. That is also one of the goals of the (Retooled Community Support Program) RCSP to identify those who are needed and approach the appropriate agency. We are sure that a good partnership is our direction towards development)
Meanwhile, Oaminal vows to help the residents of Jimenez town by giving them all the support they need.
"Ako gipasalig kauban si Cong. Jason Almonte ug sa atong Bise Gobernador Rowena Gutierrez, Board members ug sa atong Mayor hangtud sa atong mga konsehales nga kini inyong mga gusto diri ato ng nahatagan ang karsada ug kung unsa pa man gani nga wala ninyo masulti ato nang tagaan og pagtagad niining adlawa sa akong administrasyon. Ang diri sa Carmen gamay nalang ang wala masemento gikan sa boundary, so kana kay gamay man ato nang tiwason gyud pagsemento sa dili pa matapos ang third quarter karong Oktubre," he shared.
(I am committed with Cong. Jason Almonte and our Vice Governor Rowena Gutierrez, Board members, and our Mayor up to our councilors to your wish to have better roads, and if there is anything that you did not say, we will pay attention to this day in my administration. Here in Carmen, there is only a little bit that is not paved from the boundary, and we assure you that we will do the paving before the end of the third quarter of October)
About 400 individuals in Barangay Carmen availed of its sim card registration, National ID, Alis Kuto Campaign, medical and dental check-ups, libreng gupit, tuli, blood sugar testing, giving of vitamins, ear piercing, free eye check-ups, mobile library, and TESDA livelihood training.
The PNP also distributed food packs, slippers, pre-loved clothes, fish, seedlings, and loot bags for children during the outreach activity.
The initiative is in partnership with the military, national government agencies, stakeholders, the local government of Jimenez, and the provincial government of Misamis Occidental, which showed strong support, including from the private sector, for the implementation of plans, programs, and activities of the PNP for the benefit of peace and progress in various communities.