Digos cops launch ‘veggie diplomacy’ with local folk
DIGOS CITY——The local police here have launched a vegetable distribution program targeting depressed communities both as a way of helping farmers and reminding the public about the basic rules in the new normal.
Lieutenant Colonel Vici Anthony Tababa, Digos City police chief, said they conceived of the “Oplan Mobile Gulay” project to help families cope with their daily needs for food at this time when earnings from breadwinners are heavily affected by the quarantine restrictions.
Tababa noted that many of those who lost their jobs have not yet returned to work.
He said extending the food assistance not only builds good relations with the community but also an opportunity to remind people that in the new normal, the wearing of face mask and observance of physical distancing are basic rules that must be observed.
Tababa added that the police are very strict in enforcing these rules in order to help stem the tide of coronavirus infections hence, it would be best to effectively drive home this point to the people.
In one of their recent distributions last July 23, the cops gave out some 150 vegetable packs to residents of Chapters 4 and 9 in Barangay Aplaya.
The program also helps local farmers who supply vegetables to the police office.
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