In a snap of a finger, what used to be the “routines of our lives” were disrupted in an instant, all because of the worldwide pandemic that took the lives of a great number of people. Our government had to order us to stay at home under the Enhanced Community Quarantine or ECQ to prevent the massive widespread of the disease. To lessen the impact brought about by this crisis, cooperatives across our country heeded the call to take part in the whole-of-the-nation efforts to address the adverse effects of Covid-19 outbreak. One of these cooperatives in NCR who took a bold step in battling the pandemic, is the BUREAU OF JAIL MANAGEMENT AND PENOLOGY MULTI-PURPOSE COOPERATIVE (BJMP MPC) from Quezon City.
As part of their community service, the coop distributed food packs of assorted groceries to 200 family members of Barangay Bahay Toro. In support of the frontliners of Barangay Bahay Toro, around 35 of our “modern-day heroes” were given food packs of assorted groceries. The coop also had in mind the best interest of their members amidst the crisis. To mitigate the impact of the corona virus and to ensure their safety and well-being, the coop initiated several programs for their members. Personal Protective Equipments (PPE’s) were donated to personnel members assigned in Quezon City Jail MD-Payatas and Quezon City Jail MD. About 950 kilos of rice (19 sacks) were distributed to members coming from BJMP-NCR. For the personnel members from the National Jail Management and Penology Training Institute, infection prevention products such as alcohol, surgical masks and gloves were distributed by the coop. Athletic uniforms were donated to personnel members coming from the BJMP-NCRO Health.
Lastly, 1,000 washable face masks were given to BJMP-NCR member frontliners. Attached below is a detailed report of these contributions of the BJMP MPC with the corresponding budget amounting to Ph 454,578 charged to the CDF and Optional Fund of the cooperative. Indeed, the BJMP MPC with all of its selfless contributions, knows by heart the very purpose of our existence, for as Robert F. Kennedy has said, “The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.” -FMC