WITH the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic highlighting the importance of personal hygiene, Benguet policemen built a public restroom for a small community in Tublay, Benguet.
Personnel from the 2nd Benguet Provincial Mobile Force Company constructed the restroom for the residents of Sitio Bongog in Barangay Basil while building a house for a beneficiary of their “Pabahay Handog” project.
The expenses for the restroom were sourced from contributions of the police personnel, as well as from the donations of other individuals and stakeholders.
The construction of the public restroom is expected to benefit more or less 70 residents of the sitio.
After more than a month of construction, the restroom was formally turned over to the residents last October 22.
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar commended the PNP personnel for their initiative to better serve the small community in Sitio Bongog.
“Isa sa pangunahing pangangailangan ang pagkakaroon ng maayos at malinis na palikuran. Saludo ako sa mga pulis ng Benguet na naisipang magtayo ng public restroom para sa kanilang mga kababayan,” Eleazar said.
“Sama-sama tayong magtulungan upang maitaguyod ang pangangailangan sa bawat komunidad,” he added. (PR)