The Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (JJWC) applauds the Philippine National Police (PNP) Police Regional Office (PRO) V for its efforts to serve and protect the rights and welfare of children at risk (CAR) and children in conflict with the law (CICL) amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic.
PNP-PRO V developed the following programs and projects for the children during the new normal to better meet their needs:
Kaligtasan Mo, Sagot Ko
A project of the Women and Children Protection Desk of Pamplona Municipal Police Station (MPS), this aims to protect the rights of women and children who live in domestic violence and other forms of sexual abuse situation by promoting human rights and gender equality. In line with this project, MPS was able to conduct radio interviews and distribute flyers.
Activation of E-Reklamo FB Page through PRO V
With the restrictions brought by the new normal and with the accessibility of social media, the PRO V devised an alternative way to receive complaints – the e-Reklamo. It uses Facebook Messenger to accept complaints and initially process gathered information following the guidelines set forth in the policy.
Pamilya Mo, Anduyog Ko
A project of Cabusao MPS to reach out to the community and provide services other than anti-criminality operations. It commenced last September 3, 2020, wherein the PNP personnel conducted awareness and preventive measures against child sexual abuse and at the same time distributed face masks. Through the project, a family of a CAR was adopted.
Other programs of Sipocot MPS are Sharing is Caring Program for children of indigent families, Feeding Program for malnourished children; and Bond Paper Mo, Module Ko for teachers of various schools in the municipality.
Pulis na Maasahan, May Pagmakulog sa mga Kaakian
A program of Bombon MPS that aims to reach out to children of indigent families through distribution of face masks and hygiene kits and by teaching them on proper hygiene in the new normal.
Face Mask Mo, Sagot Ko
A program of Bato MPS to ensure the protection of the community from the hazard of COVID 19 through distribution of face masks, face shields, soaps, and disinfectants in the community. The pandemic may restrict many agencies in carrying out its programs and services, but with passion and commitment to serve the children like the PNP PRO V, we will surely be able to adapt and formulate other ways to lead a society that promotes and protects the rights of CAR and CICL.