On August 16, 2017, 535 police recruits were sworn in as Police Officer 1 during an oath-taking ceremony in Camp Gen. Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte. They are PRO 8’s Class 2017 – 01 “Masigasig”.
Today, they marked their fourth year in the police service. In their past anniversaries, they celebrated the feat by organizing a region-wide or province-wide gathering.
However, in this time of pandemic, festivities and parties are not permitted as our unseen enemy – the COVID-19 remains unbowed.
This does not, however, dissuade Class “Masigasig” from pursuing a noble undertaking in celebration of their four dynamic years in the PNP organization.
In the afternoon of August 16, 2021, personnel of 1st Eastern Samar PMFC and RMFB’s 801st Maneuvering Company who belongs to Class Masigasig along with the PCAS Team of 1st Eastern Samar PMFC led by PLt.Angelyn Glou A. Cortado, chief admin and PCAS with the guidance of PLt.Col. Joy G. Leanza, force commander, conducted outreach drive whose beneficiary is John Lennon Jocosol, an 11-month baby diagnosed with congenital hydrocephalus of Barangay Cansangaya, Can-avid, Eastern Samar.
The family’s financial scarcity impede them from seeking medication and treatment for Baby John Lennon in Tacloban City. Her mother, Raquel Jocosol, 35 year-old and mentally-challenged, single mother works as laborer in a beach resort in Can-avid and her meager salary can’t even sustain their daily needs.
Appalled by the plight of Baby John Lennon, Class Masigasig and Lunang Cops visited Baby John Lennon and his family and brought them 11 boxes of milk, 8 packs of diapers, assorted canned goods, noodles, 2 dozens of coffee, 2 dozens adult milk, 2 boxes of vitamins, laundry soaps, 1 sack of rice, assorted hygiene products, 5 boxes of ointment and cash.
PLt. Col.Leanza lauds Class Masigasig for reaching fourth year in the PNP. He is delighted that the class heeded his suggestion of carrying out an outreach activity to mark their anniversary instead of splurging their funds in parties and outings.
“This way your milestone in the service will be all the more memorable knowing that you were able to alleviate someone’s burden”, PLt.Col. Leanza said.