PATROL Partylist Representative Congress Jorge "Patrol" Bustos on Friday, May 7, 2021, led the launching of advocacy groups, force multipliers and support groups at the Olongapo City Police Office (Ocpo) in Olongapo City.
Bustos, who was the guest of honor and speaker, officiated the oathtaking of several advocacy support groups and force multipliers, namely, KKDAT, KaligKasan, National Coalition of IT Advocates for Change (NCITAC), Foreign National Keepers Network, JIPCO, force multipliers, barangay-based leaders, women and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups, and faith-based groups.
He was accompanied by Undersecretary Aimee Neri of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD); Police Colonel Jeric Villanueva, acting city director of Ocpo, Mayor Nelson C. David of Limay, Bataan, Councilor Kaye Legaspi of Olongapo City, Patrol Partylist President Rey Turla, Secretary-General Beda Quiambao and 11 barangay captains of Olongapo City.
In his speech, Bustos emphasized the government's fight against illegal drugs and terrorism, saying that these groups will be a big help to the police force and the community.
"Tulungan natin ang atin gobyerno para wakasan ang terrorismo at illegal na droga, may program ang atin pamahalaan para sa kanila, kausapin natin sila at ituloy natin ang bagbabago na sinumulan ng atin mahal na Pangulo at ni Senator Bong Go," Bustos said.
He also urged groups to join President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Bong Go in the fight to end poverty by educating the youth and be part of nation-building.
"Kailangan mag-aral lahat ng mga kabataan, kaya nagbibigay ng educational assistance ng atin Pangulong Duterte, Senator Bong Go, Patrol at DSWD para darating ang araw wala ng pumipila para humingi ng ayuda dahil lahat ay may trabaho at tumutulong sa pagpapaangat ng ating bansa," Bustos said.
The legislator also praised the accomplishments of police officers and emphasized their vital roles in the fulfillment of their mission to create safer communities for all Filipino families.
"Kailangan malakas ang atim pamilya, dahil ito ang bumubuo ng Republica," Bustos added.
The event culminated with Bustos receiving a plaque of appreciation as a gesture of gratitude for sharing his time and wisdom as guest speaker. (Chris Navarro)