CAGAYAN DE ORO

A post-Valentine’s date with Lumbia jail inmates

(Contributed photo)

THE service-oriented “kuyas” and “ates” from the Philippine Eagles Club Northern Mindanao (NMR-1) colored the month of hearts with red as they let their love felt at Lumbia City Jail in Cagayan de Oro on Monday, February 18.

Led by no less than its spirited governor Jimmy Caiña, the Eagles Club NMR-1 eventually had a heavenly experience in their noble cause by providing basic necessities for the inmates.

Caiña said the outreach is what the fraternal order is all about in motivating and encouraging the affiliated Eagles clubs in the locality to share love for the needy and the lost ones.

During the activity, the NMR-1 provided bath soaps, detergents and food to the detainees especially the elderly ones. These are just small things but valuable enough for the wayward souls locked inside the cold bars.

“Daghan salamat kanila kay they gave love sa amoa bisan naing-ani kami sa among kahimtang ug salamat kaayo nga nakadumdum sila sa amoa,” said one of them.

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Lumbia jail superintendent Erwin Kenneth Ronquillo, himself a “kuya” and president of Gaolers Eagles Club under NMR-1, heartily welcomed the kuyas and ates in their post-Valentines date with the prisoners.

Various NMR-1 Eagles clubs present during the activity were New Gateway EC of kuya Jessie Co, Carmen EC of kuya Tomas Enad, Kagayhaan EC of kuya Din Dimaano and Gold Coast EC of kuya Greg Alnajes.

Also, lending a helping hand were the Tagoloan EC of kuya Arnulfo Ronda, Macajalar EC of kuya Remegio Lumbay, Golden CDO EC of kuya Efren Camaro (retired police officer) and Green CDO Eagles Club of kuya Senior Police Officer 4 Ulysses Romulo.

Before the Lumbia jail outreach, Green CDO Eagles responded a pact with Mellow Touch’s medical service on February 16 at Brgy Lapasan plaza.

They even gave slippers for the youth and elderly.


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