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New CPPO Chief gets emotional for Northern Cagayan flood victims

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan – Newly installed Colonel Ariel Quilang, Provincial Director of Philippine National Police – Cagayan got emotional and broke down during a media interview after delivering the relief goods to the victims of the widespread flooding in Northern Cagayan.

Yesterday, November 11, the second batch of the relief operations in Brgy. Sta. Rosa and Libertad, Abulug became intense when the provincial director told the media how he felt about the flood.

“Lumaki ako dito sa Cagayan, probinsya ko ‘to. Ang mga biktima lalo na ang mga bata, parang ako lang yan noon. Ganyan na ganyan kaya alam ko ang hirap ng kanilang dinadanas ngayon”, PD Quilang said.

(I grew up in Cagayan, amd this is my province. The victims, especially the kids, were just like me. That is the exact situation. That’s why I know how they feel)

Police Colonel Quilang was installed as the head of Camp Tirso Gador last November 6, replacing former provincial director, Police Colonel Ingacio Cumigad who was transferred to the Police Regional Office 2.

The new director was welcomed with a big challenge after municipalities in the northern part of Cagayan experienced flooding dealt by the incessant rain triggered by Typhoon Quiel and a tail end of a cold front.

Quilang attributes the continuous cases of illegal logging to the flood and warned all police chiefs from the different municipalities in the province to not take any bribe from all individuals who commits the crime against nature.

“Because of this act, the name of the police, yung pagtanggap nila ng ganyan ay nakakasira sa pagkapulis. Sinasabihan ko na sila na wag nilang tanggapin at proteksyunan dahil mas maraming pamilya ang magiging biktima ng epekto ng illegal logging”, he emphasized.

(Because of this act, the name of PNP is already tarnished. I already told them to not take bribes, and protect their families who could be victims of illegal logging)

The director promised that they will be back for more relief goods as soon as they finish collecting donations and repacking them.

Meanwhile, an estimated number of 400 families received relief goods from the Cagayan Police Provincial Office.

Furthermore, some of the families are in the evacuation centers due to the flooded areas in the municipalities of Abulug and Ballesteros.

Local Government Units gave an initial help, but are still asking the help of the public for donations.

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