Cebu cops build house for farmer’s family

Published October 14, 2021, 4:11 PM

by Calvin Cordova 

CEBU CITY — For sure, the coming Christmas season will not be cold for the Saballa family.

That’s because they now have a brand new house – thanks to the “Bahay Mo, Puso Ko” program of the City Mobile Force Company (CMFC) of the Cebu City Police Office.

The program is part of CCPO’s advocacy of providing shelter to the indigents of the city.

Painted blue and white, the bungalow-type house worth ₱400,000 was turned over to Roldan Saballa by the CMFC, headed by Police Major Chuck Barandog, following a simple blessing ceremony in Barangay Pamutan.

THE Cebu Mobile Force Company led by Police Maj. Chuck Barandog (4th from left) turns over a newly built house to a family in Barangay Pamutan, Cebu City as part of its ‘Bahay Mo, Puso Ko’ project. (Photo from CMFC/Manila Bulletin)

“This is part of our promise to help the less fortunate. We would like to thank the people, companies and our advocacy groups for helping us fulfil this promise,” said Barandog.

The 43-year-old farmer with eight children was overjoyed with the early Christmas present as they likewise received assorted grocery items and cash from the stakeholders of the project.

“The color of the house symbolizes the police. We want those living in mountain barangays to feel our presence and know that the police are here to help you,” said Barandog.

The CMFC has already chosen at least three other beneficiaries and is looking to turn over a house every month.

“The budget that was used to build this house was pooled together through the generosity of our advocacy groups, stakeholders, and the CMFC advisory council,” said Barandog.