Abra, Philippines – The police authorities in Abra have recently built a better and safer house for a 97-year-old woman, Rosela Pescador of Barangay Pulot, Lagayan, and her grandson with disability through their Pabahay Program, the Philippine National Police Cordillera reported.
The Pabahay Program of the PNP was initiated to provide shelter to chosen beneficiaries using the police personnel’s own resources.
According to the report of PNP-CAR, the elderly has been taking care of her 23-year-old grandson with disability since he was younger. The two have been living in a small house made of bamboo with poor foundation which could possibly lead to unfortunate incidents when disaster strikes.
Through the endorsement of the barangay officials of Pulot, the Abra police began reconstructing the elderly’s house and turned it into a better shelter made of concrete and wood with cemented flooring.
The newly constructed house was turned over to the elderly in November this year through a simple ceremony. The police likewise left the two recipients with grocery items, sacks of rice, and their other necessities.
The 97-year-old grandma who described their life to be difficult had nothing but gratitude to the police, “Apo pulpulis, agthank-thank you ak kadakayo iti panangted yu ditoy balay ko. Agyamanak apo.”
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