The Department of Agriculture (DA), Philippine National Police (PNP) and National Police Commission (Napolcom) have signed an agreement for the implementation of “Agri-Pulis sa Soccsksargen Project.”
The project aims to engage police personnel in the continuous efforts of the DA in expanding food production activities in the region.
DA 12 Regional Executive Director Arlan Mangelen, Police Regional Office 12 Regional Director General Michael John Dubria and Napolcom 12 Regional Director Veronica Hatague recently signed the memorandum of agreement for the project.
The DA 12 has allocated P2-million intended for the distribution of 70 sets of survival garden starter kits, five modules of goats (each module is comprised of a buck and 4 does) and holding of package of technologies’ trainings.
On the other hand, PNP 12 and Napolcom 12 will provide the labor and maintenance as well as for the monitoring activities.
“This is a glaring accomplishment of the DA 12 and its partners,” Mangelen said, adding that the project is part of the DA’s Agricultural Interventions Development (AID) Program to the PNP.
Aside from police camps, Mangelen said the DA wants each household to have a survival garden for them to have additional source of food during this pandemic.
Dubria said that the PNP is very lucky to have Agri-Pulis sa Soccsksargen as an avenue for police personnel to be able to engage in community gardening.
“This is a fruitful activity for all of us since we already received the initial interventions,” he added.
He also challenged police officers to multiply the assistance that they have received from the DA.
“It is our responsibility to grow these seeds and later share our gains to the communities,” he said.