Ilocos police to build classrooms

Published June 26, 2019, 5:22 PM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

By Freddie Lazaro 

CAMP BGEN OSCAR FLORENDO, La Union – Policemen in Ilocos will take on the role of carpenters as they build classrooms for the region’s school children.

As a part of the BRIGADA ESKWELA, This unit conducted the Groundbreaking Ceremony on May 21, 2019 for the KAPPIA Classroom led by PCOL JOVENCIO S BADUA JR, Force Commander together with PCOL FLYNN E DONGBO, DRDO, PRO1. The activity was also participated by Mrs. Aida Marquez, Head Teacher of Patungcaleo Elementary School, members of the PTA, Brgy Officials of Brgy Patungcaleo led by Brgy. Capt. Benedict Reynante, Bless Our Cops Pastors in Quirino, Ilocos Sur. (Regional Force Batallion 1 Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Regional Force Batallion 1 / Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

The program dubbed as K.A.P.P.I.A, an Ilokano term for peace that stands for Kalusagan Alay ng Pulis Para sa Iyong Anak.

Col. Patrick Allan, the chief of the Ilocos Police Community Relations Office, said KAPPIA was launched at the Patungcaleo Elementary School, in Quirino, Ilocos Sur, last May 9.

“The lawmen were donned with hardhats and shovels for the groundbreaking ceremony and kick-off on the construction of the classroom facility,” Allan said.

“This significant effort of the police regional office through its mobile force battalion provides huge opportunity for the children of Patungcaleo to enhance their learning capabilities and for the educators to provide the highest quality of education despite its topographical situation, ” said Allan.

Funds for the construction of classroom came from the proceeds of “Run for Peace 2018” initiated by the mobile force battalion in Dagupan City, Pangasinan last December.