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PNP commends ‘babysitter-cops’

Policemen in Benguet and Catanduanes have been commended by Philippine National Police chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar for going beyond their duties, like their babysitting initiatives. Personnel from the Mankayan Municipal Police Station and the Women and Children’s Protection Desk not just helped a woman who went to the police station regarding her personal concern, but they also assisted her tending to her child.

The real policeman does not choose the time or place when, where and how he can help.

Many of our police officers are also parents so they know and understand the difficulty and they know when to help),” Eleazar said in a statement.

Corporal Ghrills Linnum and Patrolman Aileen De Los Reyes 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, M/Sgt. 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 at the police station. The father went there to seek police assistance as the mother of the child supposedly abandoned them.

What they showed was an example  personnel who is faithful to his or her sworn duty will never hesitate to help others to the best of his or her ability),” Eleazar said.

He 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. If only the police stations are clean and orderly, we can show the people that the police are on their side and really reliable in times of need,” Eleazar said.

Eleazar said he would see to it that the police officers will be given due recognition for their good deeds.

It would be better if our police and the entire organization could be known this way because this is our mandate, to help and provide service to our countrymen,” he said.

Topics: Guillermo Eleazar , babysitting initiatives , Women and Children’s Protection Desk , Catherine Surban
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