Men in uniform at Sabangan, Mt. Province has gone out of their shell by providing unique and quality public services to the people through their advocacy dubbed “Pulis Ko, Kartero Ko” or “My Policeman, My Mailman.”
As law enforcers, they have lived with their motto which reads “To serve and protect” and have gone above and beyond their call of duty by playing a dual role.
Apart from ensuring peace and safety of the people, Sabangan policemen have been sorting and delivering mails to the townspeople.
According to reports, sent items and important documents such as letters, bills, notices and packages accumulate and are left at the Sabangan Municipal Police Station so they have come up with the new idea to act as mail man and took the responsibility of delivering them to the residents while patrolling.
Senior Police Office 2 (SPO2) Elmo Gatawa reads, “Our station is near the highway. Most packages accumulate here. So we thought, when we patrol the area, we’ll just bring the letters with us and deliver them to residents.”
Despite the rough terrain and the proverbial angry dogs, the lawmakers instead took their new job as a challenge and opportunity to check the safety of the people of Sabangan.
Because of the volume of their work in the morning, the police force decided to just deliver in the afternoon. Since working as a mailman is an extra work, PO1 Lanie Benas said that they need to observe time management.
Logbook has been utilized in recording and tracking of mails as well as deliveries of packages.
The added service of the lawmakers was a welcome undertaking benefitting the residents of Sabangan.
Residents like Perlita Tuazon and Aaron Rafael have but good words for the cops saying that their packages are safe in the hands of the cops and are delivered on time.