THE local police in the northern Bogo City, Cebu recently sealed a partnership with two orphanages in the city to show that the PNP cares despite some setbacks nationally.

Supt. Byron Filog Allatog, chief of the Bogo City Police Station, said that the city police force signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Beato Tommaso Maria Fusco Hope House Inc. (BTMFHHI) in Sitio Bantaaw, Barangay Cayang, and Icon Hope Foundation Brothers of the Sacred Heart (IHFBSH) in Barangay Cogon for a weekly feeding program with the children in the two centers. The MOA signing ceremonies were held last Feb. 5 and 12, respectively.

SPO1 Joy Yllanan, who came up with such initiative, said that the feeding program seeks to engage in various community development programs and to build friendship with the youth and the neglected ones.

At present, the BTMFHHI Girl Orphanage has 22 children under its care, said Sister Maria Flor Orias. The BTMFHHI Boy Orphanage, on the other hand, is taking care of 16 children, said Virginia T. Qubing.

Meanwhile, Allatog disagreed with the report that 40 percent of the members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) are corrupt.

“I think the President’s statistics is bloated, I do not agree with the figure. The PNP is not perfect. We have bad eggs and we are doing something about it,” said Allatog.

In Bogo police, Allatog assured that the city police force is doing its part in the PNP transformation program, such as filing of cases against police officers linked to illegal drug activities.

Spot drug test was also conducted in all its personnel, who all turned out clean for shabu and marijuana use.

“Here in Bogo, we walk our talk by doing our share in the campaign against scalawags in uniform,” the acting city police chief said.

“Let us be more focus, know your job, do it well and let the community know and feel that we are with them ready to serve and protect because the we care,” Allatog added.

Senior Insp. Irish Dilem, Bogo City deputy chief of police, called on every Bogohanons to support the internal cleansing program of the police station by reporting personnel whom they know are into illegal drug activities in the city.