The Bago City Government, led by Mayor Nicholas Yulo, turned over logistical equipment and supplies, worth more than P.7 million, to capacitate the Bago City Police Station and assure the safety of people against criminals.
Acting Bago police chief, Lieutenant Colonel John Joel Batusbatusan, received 2,000 M1 carbine ammunition, 30 carbine magazine, 5,000 M16 ammunition, 5,000 9mm full metal jacket ammunition, 1,000 45 caliber full metal jacket ammunition, 2,000 BVAC 9mm jacketed hollow point ammunition, and 1,500 BVAC 45 caliber jacketed hollow point ammunition, a press release from the city said.
The ceremonial turnover was held at the City Mayor’s Office on May 26, with Vice Mayor Ramon Torres, ABC President Sergio Piansay, and General Services officer Leo Pahilanga joining Yulo.
On a Facebook post, the local police thanked the city officials for their support to the anti- criminality campaign.
Meanwhile, the Department of Labor and Employment turned over accident insurance cards, face masks, and school module supplies to the beneficiaries of its Project Angel Tree in Bago City, also on Wednesday, at the SP session hall.
Councilors Victor Michael Javellana and Jozsef Mark Dexter Somcio, and representatives from the DOLE, City Cooperative Office, TLDC, and Public Employment Service Office attended the activity.
Project Angel Tree is a DOLE initiative under its Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program that gathers and grants the wishes of child laborers by seeking social support services from a network of benefactors or sponsors, called angels, who support the Philippine Program Against Child Labor.
The child laborers were identified through the assigned community facilitators of DOLE by profiling vulnerable workers in different barangays in the city.
In Bago, the agency was able to identify 100 child laborers, who will benefit from the Project Angel Tree project, the press release added.*