THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) spearheaded a fund-raising project to urge the community to be in sports and not in illegal drugs.
Chief Inspector Sherlock Gabana, public information officer of BCPO, said the City Advisory Council led by Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran and Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo, acting director of BCPO, initiated the project, dubbed as “Sikad Kontra Droga and Unity Ride for Peace,” to call on the community to join the authorities in the campaign against illegal drugs.
“Instead of involving in illegal drugs, they should be engaging in sports for a healthy lifestyle,” he added.
A total of 236 individuals composed of bike enthusiasts, personnel from BCPO, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office participated in the activity, which kicked off in the Government Center on Sunday, December 16. The registration fee was P100.
Gabana said the proceeds will be utilized as financial support to the police who have harassment cases, and to those uniformed men who got injured in police operations.
Medals were given to the oldest and youngest participants, as well as to the early comer, and who wore the best attire.
Door prizes, including a brand new mountain bike, were also given to lucky participants in the raffle. (GYM)