ACTING on the instructions of Parañaque City Mayor Florencio Bernabe Jr., the Southern Police District Office, City PSr.Supt. Billy Beltran has ordered mobilization of the City’s police force to set up help desk as well as deploy more cops for heightened visibility to assist parents and students for opening of classes on June 04, 2012.
The establishment of Police Assistance Desk on school campuses (PADs) was based on the memos from the Office of Regional Director NCRPO and the Office of the District Director NCRPO dated May 29 and 30, 2012 consecutively. The deployment of more cops in the City’s schools is to protect the safety of students as well as criminal activity on the first day of class.
The PADs will be assigned in the following schools: Baclaran Elementary School (Central, Unit I and II), Baclaran National High School, Saint Andrews School and St. Paul College, Tambo Elementary School, F. Serrano National High School, Dr. Arcadio Santos High School, Dr. Arcadio Santos High School Amex Bldg., PATTS College of Aeronautics, San Antonio Elementary School, Sampaloc Site II Elementary School, Masville Elementary School , Parañaque National High School, Parañaque Central Elementary School, Moonwalk High School and Sto. Niño Elementary School.
“We want to make sure that the first day of school would fruitful day for our students so that they will continue to be motivated to go to schools and focus on their studies. With the establishment of PADS as well as the heightened visibility of police officers, we believe that we can make the first day of the school a good day,” Mayor Bernabe said.
Mayor Bernabe also called on students to stay with the campus grounds to prevent them from falling prey to criminals who would do them harm. He also reminded parents to keep a close watch over their children, especially those who are at elementary and kindergarten levels.
Prior to the opening of classes, the Parañaque LGU also provided paint and cleaning materials to school officials, students and volunteers during the launching of the Brigada Eskwela last May 21, 2012. This is to make sure that classrooms as well as school facilities are ready to accommodate students for the School Year 2012-2013.