Bulakenyos are known for their strong faith in God and belief in the power of prayers.
Thus, members of the Bulacan Provincial Police Office (BPPO), conduct their daily patrol around the province guided by the recorded prayer of Governor Daniel R. Fernando.
As early as 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 21, Ssg. Tito B Magalona, under the supervision of Maj. Jude Bryan B. Maguddayao, Bustos police chief, started their mobile patrol while listening to “The Gov’s Prayer.”
The Bustos police said they are armed with two very important weapons — their firearms and their prayers — everytime they do their early morning patrol
They said they need to do the rounds everyday to strictly implement health protocols and to remind violators of the threat being posed by the Delta variant of COVID-19.
“Aside from reminding the public to pray, we also advise them to strictly follow the minimum health safety protocols by always wearing their face masks, face shields and observing social distancing in adherence to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IAFT) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ guidelines and protocol to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” the Bustos police said.
As part of the nationwide observance of Eid’l Adha on Tuesday, July 20, Central Luzon police regional director, Brig. Gen. Valeriano T. De Leon and Col. Pedro D. Soliba, deputy police director for operation, spearheaded the simultaneous distribution of food packs to Muslim families at Northville in Barangay Calulut, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
The food packs consisted of grocery items and bags of rice and a hygiene kit. Tanny Matabalao, President of Northville Muslim Community in the City of San Fernando welcomed the PRO3 Team and thanked them for their generosity.
Soliba also expressed his gratitude to the members of the Muslim community for their support in maintaining peace and order in the region.
“This activity was simultaneously done in all provinces and cities in Central Luzon to show to our Muslim brothers and sisters that the police is one with them during the celebration, as well as in the fight against the pandemic,” Soliba said.
CAPTION: Food packs are given to Muslim families in Northville, Barangay Calulut, City of San Fernando, Pampanga. (photos courtesy of PR03)
(3rd pix: Bustos police mobile patrol)