AT LEAST 200 children in this city received early Christmas gifts from the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) on Wednesday during its annual “Pamaskong Handog 2023 Alay sa Kabataan.”
Held at DCPO’s headquarters in Camp Leonor Domingo, the activity was the brainchild of former DCPO chief Maj Gen Alexander Tagum, in coordination with other stakeholders.
In his message as the guest of honor and speaker, Acting Mayor J. Melchor Quitain Jr. urged Davaoeños to pray for the victims of the earthquake, the Marawi State University bombing, and all the victims of calamities in the world this Christmas.
Quitain said authorities have tightened the security measures in the city after the Marawi explosion. He also commended the DCPO for the best practice activities and guidance of the children.
The yearly gift-giving of the city police office is a reflection of the spirit of Christmas–a “time for the family, thanksgiving, and generosity, as it is the season for showing love and compassion to others.”
DCPO spokesperson Captain Hazel Tuazon said the beneficiaries came from various barangays in the city. The gifts given to the children include school supplies, stuffed toys, and food packs.
Apart from that, children were also entertained by mascots during the program.
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