By Alex Lumaque
ROXAS CITY, Capiz — The Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) launched on Sept. 1 project “GABAY” as a mechanism to provide the former rebels and drug surrenderers a productive and brighter future.
GABAY is an acronym for “Galing Angkinin, Bagong Buhay, Ating Yakapin.”
“The project primarily aims to help the Communist Terrorist Group and illegal drug surrenderers in Capiz equipped with the skill that will help them in starting a new life,” said CPPO provincial director Col. Laudemer Llaneta.
The CPPO initiative is in collaboration with the Capiz provincial government, Technical Education Skills and Development Authority and Provincial Advisory Council for Police Transformation and Development (PAC-PTD).
During the launching ceremony, Governor Esteban Evan Contreras, TESDA provincial director Engr Glenn Murphy and PAC-PTD chair Ivan Chu took part in the signing of commitment and support to the project.
The CPPO has also been in partnership with the local government units and private individuals and groups in the implementation of the
“Bahaynihan Project” which has already built and turned over 66 houses to identified poor households greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as of Aug. 20.
Three more houses are under construction in Panitan, Jamindan and Pres. Roxas towns. (PIA)