Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar commended some police officers in Mankayan, Benguet and in Virac, Catanduanes for going over and above what is expected of them in the line of duty.
Personnel from the Mankayan Municipal Police Station and the Women and Children’s Protection Desk not just helped a woman who went to the police station regarding her personal concern, but they also assisted her in tending to her child.
“Ang tunay na pulis, hindi namimili ng oras o lugar kung kailan, saan at paano siya makatutulong. Marami sa ating kapulisan ay magulang din kaya’t batid at nauunawaan nila ang hirap nito at alam nila kung kailan dapat tulungan ang kapwa nila magulang,” PGen Eleazar said.
“Ang ipinakita nila ay halimbawa na ang pulis na tapat sa kanyang sinumpaang tungkulin ay kailanman hindi magdadalawang-isip tumulong sa kapwa sa abot ng kanyang kakayahan,” he emphasized.
Police Cpl Ghrills Linnum and Patrolman Aileen De Los Reyes took care of the woman’s baby so she could focus on talking to authorities over her concerns. The police officers even lulled the infant to sleep.
Meanwhile, Police MSG Catherine Surban of the Virac, Catanduanes police, did not hesitate to breastfeed a baby when she heard that the infant was crying while with his father at the police station.
The father went there to seek police assistance as the mother of the child supposedly abandoned them.
PGen Eleazar said the action of these police personnel showed what genuine police service means.
“This is actually part of the basic concept of our Intensified Cleanliness Policy. Our police stations serve as the window to the PNP kaya kung sa mga police station pa lang ay malinis na at maayos ang serbisyo, maipapakita natin sa taumbayan na kakampi ang mga pulis at talagang maasahan sa panahon ng pangangailangan,” said PGen Eleazar.
“Mas maganda po kung sa ganitong bagay makikilala ang ating mga pulis at ang buong organisasyon dahil ito naman po ang ating mandato, ang tumulong at magbigay serbisyo sa ating mga kababayan,” the PNP chief said.
PGen Eleazar said that he would see to it that the Police Corporal Linnum and Patrolman Delos Reyes will be given due recognition for their good deed. PNP.GOV.PH