CAMP PEPITO, Angeles City—PATROL Partylist Rep. Jorge Bustos said his group has embarked on environmental projects apparently to save the ecology and eventually weather climate change.
Bustos, a former member of the Philippine National Police, distributed cleaning materials to different communities, from broomsticks to shovels and garbage bins, as initial steps to address the sanitation and garbage problem in the countryside.
Thousands of fruit-bearing trees, courtesy of businessman Jose Ma. Hizon, were also distributed to the public.
Bustos said the PATROL Partylist coordinated with religious organizations in Pampanga in making the project a success as he reminded the public to be conscious of the proper waste disposal to prevent the mounting garbage problem.
Part of the project, Bustos said, is to give rice subsidies in exchange for garbage collected in the community and household.
“We have prepared an initial of 50 sacks of rice for the program that is being implemented in Masantol, Pampanga, by the parish church there,” said Bustos on the sidelines of the launching of “SingKwento”, a project of the PATROL partylist focus on environment and peace and order.
At least 50 different organizations, mostly environmentalists and business leaders, have joined the “SingKwento” launching held in this police camp.
PATROL party-list, also known as Partido ng Pamilyang Pilipino, distributed 50 computer sets to different police units in Central Luzon and 50 bicycles for the cops deployed in tourist destination areas.
“This is our own little way in helping our police and the environment. Sana makatulong and go a long way,” Bustos pointed out, adding that the peace and order and restoration of ecology is a shared responsibility between the government and the communities.
“Our main advocacy is about public safety and the importance of balance ecology, that is why we have come up with the “Singkwento” program that has reached as far as Zamboanga del Sur,” Bustos said.