Nov 26, 2020

Police helps an indigent Narranon

Jasid said that upon seeing the post in social media, he asked his wife, Aileen, to prepare food packs and cash for the family.

(Photo courtesy of Richella Peralta)

NARRA, Palawan — A police officer in this town has earned praises from locals after going out of his way to help an indigent family in Barangay Sandoval that did not make it to the list of recipients of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

P/Cpl. Silbin A. Jasid of the Quezon Special Boat Unit (SBU) Narra Extension of the 2nd Special Operations Unit-Martitime Group (2nd SOU-MG), said he saw a Facebook post about the family of a certain Felix Rubio and decided to help.

Felix and his wife both have health problems. Felix could no longer work due to his condition; while his wife struggles to do laundry work which was temporarily halted because of the current COVID-crisis.

Jasid said that upon seeing the post in social media, he asked his wife, Aileen, to prepare food packs and cash for the family.

“Hindi raw sila nabigyan ng ayuda mula sa SAP (Social Amelioration Program) kasi hindi raw nakasama ang pangalan nila sa listahan. Agad akong umaksyon gawa ng may sakit ‘yong asawang lalaki, hindi na nakakalakad, hindi na nakakatayo. ’Yong misis umaasa lang sa paglalaba laba, kaso ‘yon nga dahil sa sitwasyon ngayon walang nagpapalaba sa kanya tapos may dalawa pa silang anak isang 5 years old at 3 years old,” he said.

The next day, Jasid before going to the checkpoint located at the border of Aborlan and Narra towns, where he was tasked to oversee, went to the family and delivered the goods and cash.

He said that upon giving the food packs, the family thanked him while some of the neighbors and bystanders watched, took some photos and uploaded it online.

“Noong inabutan ko ng relief goods ‘yong babae makikita mo talaga sa mukha niya na masayang masaya siya, nakwento niya pa nga na minsan ‘yong binibigay na kape ng barangay ibinibenta niya sa kapitbahay para may pambili ng sabon or shampoo. Nagkataon lang din na may nga tao doon na nagpicture picture kaya na-post, actually nakita ng mga tao ‘yong pagbigay kaya pumunta sila doon,” he said

Jasid gained praise from netizens who saw the post of his good act to the family and reached the local government of Narra which came to the family to provide food assistance.

“Nagpasalamat sa akin sa text ‘yong pamangkin dahil raw sa post ng pagtulong ko may pumuntang taga-munisipyo na naghatid ng mga bigas, de lata at mga noodles,” he said.

He said that helping others made him feel overwhelmed that relieved his tiredness.

“Ang gaan po sa pakiramdam kapag nakatulong ka. Ang gaan po mawawala lahat ng pagod mo kapag nakatulog ka ang gaan gaan ng lahat ng nga kilos mo,” he said.

He also encouraged other frontliners not to become tired of serving the people.

“Para sa mga frontliners na tulad ko, hindi lang para sa atin ang ginawa natin, para sa kapwa natin, sa mga kababayan natin. Wag natin isipin na napapagod na tayo at kung ano pang nararamdaman natin atyaka basta kaya natin, go lang po tayo, at wag nating kalimutan tumulong sa mga kapwa na nanangangailan ng tulong natin. Kung merong humihingi ng tulong, tulungan natin,” he said.

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