TACLOBAN CITY – More than 200 elementary pupils from the Palanog Elementary School in Barangay Palanog, this city, received their early Christmas gifts during the gift-giving day.

Held on December 12, the gift-giving activity is part of the outreach community program of the Police Regional Office Press Corps 8 through its president Ioannes Omang in collaboration with the Office of the Regional Public Information Office headed by Police Major Marjorie Manuta and under the supervision of police regional director, Brigadier General Reynaldo.

The gifts received by the school kids, enrolled in Grade 2 and Grade 5, include food packs, tumblers, and school supplies.

The beneficiaries were also regaled of a Bible story shared by the representatives of the Child Evangelism Fellowship.

Omang expressed his heartfelt thanks to PBGen. Pawid for his unwavering support to the PRO-8 Press Corps that brought sweet smiles to the pupils as they received the presents.
“As we celebrate the Yuletide season, this outreach serves as a meaningful activity, embodying our dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of grade school students. We extend our gratitude to Police Brigadier General Pawid, RPIO chief Manuta, Geraldine Barsana, principal of Palanog Elementary School, Brigada Eskwela coordinator Manilyn Macantan and all PRO-8 Press corps members for the collective efforts in fostering a sense of goodwill and hope,” Omang said.

For her part, Barsana also shared her thoughts on the gift-giving activity by saying that she was very thankful for the blessings given to the pupils who were in need.

The PRO-8 Press Corps, composed of more than 50 active media workers across the region, is an organization of media practitioners in the region with the aim of establishing a harmonious relationship with the police force for peace and order efforts in the region. (LIZBETH ANN A ABELLA)