NORTHERN SAMAR. Colonel Arnel Apud, director of Northern Samar Police Provincial Office, leads the distribution of food assistance to the recipients of “Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko!” program in the province amid the pandemic.
(Photo courtesy of NSPPO)

TACLOBAN CITY-Personnel from Northern Samar Police Provincial Office have raised P1.2 million in personal contributions to augment the agency’s funds against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the province.
“We are also grateful to the support of our stakeholders that reinforced the donations. With an eye to end this pandemic, we will continue the program and we hope the Northern Samar police could bring it to the extra mile,” said Colonel Arnel Apud, provincial director.
Since the implementation of enhanced community quarantine in Northern Samar last April, Apud implemented the “Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko!” program to bridge the needs of the selected “poorest of the poor” families in the entire province.
“Care and compassion, this is our fuel in delivering services to Nortehanons. As frontliners, I am lauding the extra efforts of our men and women in the grounds in sustaining the ‘Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko’ program,” the official added.
Through their program, police personnel adopted indigent families by providing them food packs, grocery items, clothing, medicines, sanitary needs, cash, and even renovation of shelters.
As of October 8, 2020, a total of 2,315 indigent families with 11,594 individuals have benefited from the program.