THE Manila Police District (MPD) members under Gen. Rolly Miranda was commended by Mayor Isko Moreno for having gone beyond their assigned tasks to help the city government at the height of typhoon ‘Ulysses.’
In his live public address, Moreno thanked the men and women of the MPD for having performed tasks that were not actually within their designated duties and responsibilities.
“To the men and women of the MPD, thank you. Inatasan ko kasi sila na manatili sa kanilang field of operation sa kasagsagan ng bagyo. Mahirap at delikado po pero tumugon sila,” Moreno said.
The mayor also said the MPD members definitely went beyond their duties by helping in various ways, like removing debris in the streets.
“May mga nagtataka bakit ang mga pulis tumutulong magtabi ng mga debris. Nag-volunteer sila na kahit di na nila task ginawa nila. I am so proud of you MPD. Sa lahat ng pulis — Maynila, thank you very much sa inyo,” Moreno said.
Miranda also reported to Moreno that there were no incidents of typhoon-related deaths, missing persons, looting or stranded vehicles recorded.
Meanwhile, Moreno said the city sent food packs, medicines and bottled water be sent to Marikina City which was hardest hit in Metro Manila during the recent typhoon.
In doing so, he credited the residents of Manila for the help given to the affected residents of Marikina, saying it is them who actually helped their counterparts in Marikina.
“”Mga Batang Maynila, kayo po ay tumulong. Kasi may paghahanda tayo pero hindi naman nagamit lahat kaya tumulong tayo. Hindi ko pera ‘yan. Taxpayers’ money at resources ‘yan ng mga Batang Maynila. Sobra natin ‘yan sa paghahanda,” Moreno said.
He added: “Walang masama tumulong kasi di natin alam kung kelan tayo hahambalusin ng delubyo. Hindi natin alam who will come for us. In the meantime, we have the capacity to help and so we did. Kayo po ang tumulong sa ating kapitbahay.”