Police holds awareness session with Maranao children

Photo courtesy of Malaybalay City Police Station Facebook Account

MALAYBALAY CITY (BukidnonNews.Net/01 September 2017) The Malaybalay City Police Station (MCPS) has conducted an awareness session on August 30 with Maranao children, mostly those who fled from Marawi City.

With the goal to strengthen the cooperation of the Maranao community to the Philippine National Police (PNP), the city police gave lectures on anti-bullying, community events and the things to do during calamities and emergencies.

Senior Police Officer (SPO2) Alexander B. Calma, of the police community relations section gave the lectures at the Arabic Language Islamic Values Education or ALIVE Room Elementary School, Barangay 9, Malaybalay City.

With the cooperation of the ALIVE teachers and personnel through ALIVE teacher, Uztad Wadib Naim, the city police were able to raise the knowledge of the students on the topics presented.

Police sources said separate sessions were also held for the parents and the rest of the community.

As of June 8, the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) attended to a total of 105 families composed of 416 individuals who fled from war-torn Marawi City.  The batch arrived on June 4. Mayor Ignacio Zubiri has ordered CSWDO to attend to the evacuees’ basic needs such as rice, sardines, noodles, canned goods, and medical needs, among others.

A week later, about 176 families who fled to Malaybalay from Marawi also received food packs and blankets from the Office of Vice President Leni Robredo. (BukidnonNews.Net)