“This is not for the police. This is our way to help those who are victims of this disaster, “says Filipino national police officer Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa
Published 10:58 AM, January 13, 2020
Updated 10:58 AM, January 13, 2020
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has asked its staff to each donate at least P10 to victims of Taal Volcano.
In a press conference on Monday, January 13, Gamboa said he had passed the request on to the 190,000 PNP agents and that the voluntary donation will be collected by the commanders. (READ: What to do before, during and after a volcano eruption)
“This is not for the police. This is our way of helping those who are victims of this disaster,” Gamboa said.
Gamboa also said during the briefing that he had made “jokes” with the generals that they should donate more.
The PNP held the same donation campaign in November 2019, following the earthquake of 6.5 on the Richter and Central Mindanao scale on 31 October. Gamboa said they had raised P3 million for the earthquake victims. – Rappler.com