PNP to turn over their P220-M Bayanihan Fund Challenge for Covid-19 aid to Nat'l Treasury

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) announced on Thursday that they will turn over PHP220.3 million to the National Treasury collected from voluntary contributions of its personnel to aid those affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
In an on-line press conference, PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa expressed his gratitude to all PNP personnel who whole heartedly contributed to its Bayanihan Fund challenge, which has an initial target of PHP200 million.

"As the Team PNP Bayanihan Fund Challenge culminates today and after some accounting and auditing procedures to ensure transparency and accountability, we are now ready to turn-over the full amount of PHP220,371,471 to the national treasury to augment government funds for social amelioration programs to feed the poorest of poor and help the needy," Gamboa said.
In line with this, the PNP also launched a program called "Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko," where members of uniformed personnel are encouraged to adopt an indigent family by providing them relief packs or grocery items and financial aid for at least a week.
“The people can expect that the police force will continue to help not just in maintaining peace and order in the community but also in helping the less fortunate at all times,” Gamboa said.
In the moment, the PNP is also set to present to the public the four mega emergency quarantine facilities in Camp Crame.

The said facilities, has a total capacity of 120 beds, are quarantine areas designed to complement the capacity of hospitals and medical institutions.
“The PNP assumed management and operations of the 294-bed quarantine facility at the PICC, while we are making final preparations to operate and manage another quarantine facility at the PhilSports Complex that can accommodate 156 patients with mild to moderate cases,” Gamboa said.
So far, the PNP has recorded 96 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with three deaths and 12 recoveries from its personnel.
Gamboa also mentioned that the PNP is also planning to develop their own Covid-19 testing center in their existing DNA laboratory and at the PNP General Hospital.

"More than our services this is our golden opportunity to selflessly share, provide social and moral support and economic relief to our fellow Filipinos who belong to the poorest of the poor," Gamboa said in an earlier statement.

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