MANILA, Philippines – Cancelled Christmas parties and individual donations from personnel allowed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to raise P7.4 million in cash and relief supplies for the survivors of typhoon Pablo.
Two days before retiring, PNP Director General Nicanor Bartolome traveled to Compostela Valley to deliver the aid, according to a statement released on Sunday, December 16.
Bartolome said the P7.4-M will be allocated as following:
- P3-M in financial assistance to familes of PNP personnel affected by the typhoon in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental
- P2-M cash aid for civilian victims to be handed out by the Department of Social Welfare and Development
- P2.4-M in relief supplies for affected families in the two provinces
The PNP decided on December 11 to follow the example of other government agencies and scrap its holiday celebrations and order its members to donate for the victims of typhoon Pablo, which killed over 1,000 people and left hundreds missing or injured in Mindanao.
About 200 policemen lost their homes after the storm ravaged Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental. – Rappler.com
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