PRO3 launches COVID-19 intervention projects

MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga – To further strengthen its intervention against COVID-19, the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) has launched its newest projects known as Kalig-Kasan Eco-Park, Food Highway, and Rektang Bayanihan Food Bank.

Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Philippine National Police Chief General Archie Gamboa graced the launching of the three projects last Monday which support Senator Bong Go’s “Balik Probinsya” initiative.

Brig. General Rhodel O. Sermonia, PRO3 director, said these projects are designed to protect the environment by nurturing and harnessing it to ensure food resilience in police installations and the communities they serve.

“Our Kalig-kasan Eco-Park is a good stress reliever since it enables us to commune with nature and help boost our immune system which is a way to fight COVID-19, while our Food Highway Project and PRO3 Food Bank are strategic mechanisms that can alleviate problems that may be encountered from end-to-end of the food supply system under the New Normal dispensation,” he said

Through the creation of an express lane and logistics system, we will have a rapid and secured movement of food products from the farmers and other food producers of Central Luzon to the buyers of NCR and other parts of the country at the same time the food supply in Region 3 will be sufficient and continuously sustained,” Sermonia added.

The activity was also highlighted with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the PNP, DA and other stakeholders and concerned agencies for said projects.