THE Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) supports the Philippine National Police (PNP) as they launched recently Bayaning Pulis Foundation aimed at providing educational assistance and other benefits to children and other dependents of police officers who died or have been permanently incapacitated in the line of duty.
Bayaning Pulis Foundation’s Board of Trustees has tapped former PNP official, retired Brig. Gen. Noel Barreceros as the first president of the foundation, lawyer Benedicta Du-Baladad as the Secretary and PNP Chief, Gen. Camilo Pancratius P. Cascolan, Mr. Sergio Ortiz-Luiz, Mr. Prudencio Gesta, and Dr. Francis Chua as members.
PCCI chairman, Ambassador Benedicto Yujuico, also the Chairman of the Bayaning Pulis Foundation, thanked the PNP for cooperation and collaboration. “Thank you for your service that you have been doing for our nation,” he said.
“This is a high impact project as part of the realization of PNP P.A.T.R.O.L 2030, and this time, it aims to secure the welfare and benefit of dependents of PNP personnel who died or permanently incapacitsated in line of duty,” Cascolan said during the launch of the ‘Bayaning Pulis Foundation, Inc.’ in Pasay City last month.
Cascolan said it aims to honor the sacrifice and gallantry bestowed by the police officers in order to protect the others by providing their children and other dependents a better life ahead through educational assistance, from kinder to college and other necessary benefits.
Cascolan thanked PCCI led by its chairman, Ambassador Yujuico and its Board of Trustees for this endeavor.
“This noble program will benefit the children and dependents of our police officers who did the ultimate sacrifice for the country and Filipino people,” he said.
Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said it is the society’s “shared responsibility” to look after the welfare of the children of the fallen “heroes”.
Among the early beneficiaries are the children of Maj. Joan Resurreccion, the former chief of police of Carmen town in North Cotabato; Senior M/Sgt. Jason Janog Magno, from the Initao Municipal Police Station in Misamis Oriental; and S/Sgt. Alexis Borillo Mangaldan who fought during the Marawi siege. EUNICE CELARIO