LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The Police Regional Office – Cordillera got a boost from the United Korean Community Association(UKCA) based in Baguio City with the donation of 24 units of binoculars.
During the Monday flag raising ceremony last week at the Camp Bado Dangwa police headquarters here, UKCA President Hyung Jun Park signed the deed of donation and turned over the 24 units of Porro Prism Binoculars to the PRO-Cor, and received by Acting Regional Director PCSupt. Ulysses Abellera.
According to Hyung Jun Park, the donation of the binoculars which is worth more than P50, 000 is the contribution of the Korean community in support to the police in their operations.
“As we are helping each other, I also want that Filipinos and Koreans are also helping each other whenever they have problems,” Park said in an interview.
“I hope this would lead eventually to an intimate friendship between Filipinos and Koreans,” Park added.
The PRO-Cor expressed gratefulness to the Korean community for their demonstration of good partnership and rapport with the police force and for their active and continuous support in the furtherance of the PNP’s vision and mission.
Abellera said that the binoculars would greatly help the Cordillera police in crime prevention and solution especially for patrolling and operations. The Porro Prism binoculars can produce stereoscopic image and adjustable depending on the preferences.
Initially, 18 binoculars will be given to Baguio City Police Office while the remaining six will be given to Benguet Provincial Police Office. These would be tested and used during the highlights of the Panagbenga festivities in Baguio City on February 27 and 28 and the activities of the upcoming Strawberry festival in La Trinidad, Benguet.
Meanwhile, Park appealed to his fellow Koreans to approach members of their Korean community particularly when they have problems and differences with fellow Koreans or with Filipinos.
“All I am asking for is that overseas Koreans, if you have any trouble and problem with Filipinos, and you have a difficulty to resolve it due to cultural and language differences, please ask us for help,” said Park. /JDP/RMC and Yeju Choi- PIA/SLU