MANILA – Metro Manila police officers have raised more than PHP30 million in personal contributions to the Philippine National Police’ (PNP) ‘Team PNP Bayanihan Fund Challenge’ aimed at supporting government response efforts to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
In a statement released on Friday, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said this exceeded the unit’s original target of PHP25.7 million from 25,805 personnel of the NCRPO and 116 personnel of its Regional Support Units (RSUs).
“There is no standard amount specified for their contribution. It is purely voluntary for we know that they, too, have families who are affected by this health crisis and most of them are sole providers,” NCRPO chief Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas, said.
The top three donors were the Quezon City Police District with PHP5.3 million; Eastern Police District with PHP4.87 million; and Northern Police District with PHP4.45 million.
The Manila Police District, Southern Police District, and Regional Headquarters also donated more than the targeted sum of donations for the project.
“This reflects the innate generosity of our police officers towards their community amid the fight against the unseen. Verily, their selfless dedication in putting the people above and beyond their personal and family needs deserves commendation and accolades” Sinas said.
The NCRPO’s donations for the Team PNP Bayanihan Fund Challenge will be turned over to the Finance Service, which in turn will deposit it to the “PNP Support Funds” account at the Landbank of the Philippines. (PNA)