TWO police officers assigned in Mankayan, Benguet and Virac, Catanduuanes were lauded by Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar for going over and above what is expected of them in the line of duty.
The police officers, Police Cpl. Ghrills Linnum and Patrolman Aileen De Los Reyes from the Mankayan Municipal Police Station were commended for babysitting kids while their parents were seeking police services. They not just helped a woman who went to the police station regarding her personal concern, but they also assisted her in tending to her child.
“Ang tunay na pulis, hindi namimili ng oras o lugar kung kailan, saan at paano siya makatutulong. Marami sa ating kapulisan ay magulang din kaya’t batid at nauunawaan nila ang hirap nito at alam nila kung kailan dapat tulungan ang kapwa nila magulang,” PGen, Eleazar said.
“Ang ipinakita nila ay halimbawa na ang pulis na tapat sa kanyang sinumpaang tungkulin ay kailanman hindi magdadalawang-isip tumulong sa kapwa sa abot ng kanyang kakayahan,” he emphasized.
The two took care of the woman’s baby so she could focus on talking to authorities over her concerns. The police officers even lulled the infant to sleep.
Meanwhile, Police MSgt. Catherine Surban of the Virac, Catanduanes police, did not hesitate to breastfeed a baby when she heard that the infant was crying while with his father was at the police station.
The father went there to seek police assistance as the mother of the child supposedly abandoned them.
PGen. Eleazar said the action of these police personnel showed what genuine police service means.
“This is actually part of the basic concept of our Intensified Cleanliness Policy. Our police stations serve as the window to the PNP kaya kung sa mga police station pa lang ay malinis na at maayos ang serbisyo, maipapakita natin sa taumbayan na kakampi ang mga pulis at talagang maasahan sa panahon ng pangangailangan,” said PGen. Eleazar.
PGen Eleazar said that he would see to it that the Police Corporal Linnum and Patrolman Delos Reyes will be given due recognition for their good deed.
PHOTO CREDIT: Radyo Pilipinas Catanduanes Facebook page