As the government step up its efforts to combat the hurdles brought by Covid 19 pandemic, the National Capital Region Police Office under its current Chief, PMGEN VICENTE D DANAO JR is not only taking all steps to prevent the transmission of COVID -2019 but constantly restructures the most effective and efficient ways to help the members of the communities.
Three weeks ago, after the country recorded high surges of covid 19 contractions, the NCRPO Plus Bubble was placed under much stricter quarantine restrictions. Immediately, RD NCRPO initiated programs that will help the residents of Metro Manila and ordered maximized deployment of police officers.
The NCRPO Serbisyong TAMA Caravan sa Barangay that aims to reach out to the vulnerable sectors of the community regionwide continues to roll over the region. With a more systematic distribution of relief packs, a total of 40,498 beneficiaries were reached by the police office from March 31- April 19, 2021.
These beneficiaries include the urban poor, TODA/JODA, illegal settlers, Muslim Community, Brgy Tanods and KKDATs who were under the 1,735 barangays covered by the program.
A total of 31, 222 health kits, 30, 129 food packs;
3, 701 medicines and 64,494 cash assistance were given to the poorest of the poor to alleviate poverty and/or sustain their needs during the quarantine.
To further build rapport with the community, NCRPO utilized and mobilized a total of 25,173 Non-Government Organizations/ Civilian Volunteer Organization thru Joint activities. There were 5,163 police officers who participated in relief distribution while 15,732 were deployed at Quarantine Control Points and checkpoints to ensure that community protocols were observed.
In order to accomplish all the activities, NCRPO is indeed fortunate to have additional force to include 8,377 Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams, 28,124 Civilian Volunteer Organization, 39,286 Barnagay Tanods and 5,891 members of the KKDAT/SK.
To aid in the effective conveyance of the virus’ origin, symptoms, complications, mode of transmission, prevention and help dispel misinformation about COVID-19, NCRPO distributed a total of 500,653 IEC Materials and concluded 4,219 Oplan Bandillo reaching 2,528,754 members of the society. There were also 4,841 tarpaulins and billboards posted along with 215 radio interviews and 108 television interviews.
On the same manner, NCRPO maximized Social Media awareness through 14,191 info graphics and videos posted garnering 131,235 likes, 46,295 positive reactions, 38,651 shares ans 20,876 comments.
To accommodate the needs of the public who were greatly affected by the limited number of public transportation due to the implementation of stricter quarantine protocol inside the NCR Plus Bubble, NCRPO provided free ride program or the “Libreng Sakay” covering different routes in the Metro from March 31, 2021 up until this day. From its day 1 to April 19, 2021, there were 3,942 trucks and patrol cars dispatched to assist authorized persons outside residence and 9,140 deployed Metro Cops to implement the said program. With a total of 11,293 trips conducted, NCRPO units were able to assist 49,447 passenger regionwide.
Further, 21,806 mineral water and 49,523 facemasks and faceshields were provided for the convenience of the commuters and the general public apart from the 139,612 good newspaper and IEC materials that were distributed.
Undoubtedly, NCRPO believed that community-relations is a predominant aspect that connects the police with the people. The camaraderie among police and community serves as the strength of the Metrocops to continue fighting in the frontline of this battle.
” Mapagtatagumpayan natin ang anumang dagok na ating kakaharapin kung tayo ay nagsasama- sama, nagkakaisa, nagtutulungan at nagdadamayan. Ipagpatuloy natin ang pagseserbisyo ng TAMA: TApat,may tapang at MAlasakit aa taumbayan, PMGEN DANAO, ended.##