Cops distribute chocolates, flowers on Valentine’s Day
By Connie Calipay
Police personnel serenaded and gave flowers, chocolates and balloons to commuters and motorists in front of Camp Gen. Simeon Ola, the headquarters of the Police Regional Office 5 (PRO5) in Bicol on Valentine’s Day.
Maj. Malu Calubaquib, PRO5 spokesperson, said the activity is part of their celebration of Valentine’s Day.
“Spearheaded by the personnel of Regional Community Affairs and Development Division, cops hailed vehicles not to give tickets but to give free roses, heart-shaped balloons, and chocolates,” Calubaquib said.
She said the “Kasurog” cops want to bring happiness to Bicolanos amid the challenges of the pandemic, especially this Valentine’s Day.
LOVE A Police officer gives heart-shaped balloons to passengers of a tricycle in front of Camp Gen. Simeon Ola in Legazpi City on Feb. 14, 2022. (Photo courtesy of PRO-5)
For his part, Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo, PRO5 regional director, said: From the personnel of PRO-5, our warm greetings of Happy Valentine’s Day to each one of you. May the love that is always the root of our unity towards achieving our goal of a safe, peaceful and progressive community always prevail.
People who received flowers, balloons, and chocolates were pleasantly surprised and thankful for the policemen’s gesture.
Meanwhile, the Naval Forces Southern Luzon (Navforsol) Band serenaded mall-goers at SM City Legazpi, as winners of last year’s “Ang Sir Kong Pogi” tilt for men in uniform spearheaded by Rep. Joey Salceda randomly handed out flowers to the public. (With a report from Eliakim Neric/PNA-OJT)