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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tambulig town inmates receive goods from PCLEC

By Gideon C. Corgue

TAMBULIG, Zamboanga del Sur – The Pagadian City Lady Eagles Club (PCLEC) headed by Ms. Alna Joy Cedeño on Tuesday distributed personal hygiene products and snacks to 23 inmates at a jail here.

Cedeño said giving out toiletries and foodstuffs to the inmates “is part of the organization’s community service.”

PCLEC is a civic organization composed exclusively of wives of Fraternal Order of Eagles, the first Philippine born fraternal civic organization, founded in Pagadian City on Sept. 6, 2014 with 23 members.

“We are conducting this activity as part of our community service. We also want the inmates to maintain their personal hygiene without bothering their families to buy them these goods,” Cedeño elucidated.
Vice President for External Affairs Juvy Gavenia said “the PCLEC is committed to fulfill its goals to give back to the community and to provide service to the community through strong sisterhood.”

Gavenia added “this is the first time that PCLEC has conducted this kind of activity after its creation two months ago.”  

“Giving toiletries to the inmates is a simple thing that PCLEC is doing to bring them hope and joy while inside the prison cell.”

Municipal Jail Warden SJO4 Aladin Salinding lauded the PCLEC for initiating said activity saying it helped the families of the inmates in providing for their personal hygiene.

“The activity is the PCLEC’s support to the inmates welfare development program. I hope they would continue to support the inmates while they are inside the jail,” Salinding said.

Inmate Singson Nhorris expressed his profound thanks to PCLEC officers for giving them the toiletries, as it has given them joy.

“Dako kaayo ang among kalipay nga gihatagan kami ug mga butang gikan mga tawo nga adunay malumo nga kasingkasing. Bisan dili namo sila kaila apan nagpakita sila ug dakong pagpakabana kanamo nga ania sulod sa bilangguan,” said Nhorris who has been incarcerated for drug pushing for seven years now.

(We are very grateful that we were given things from kind-hearted people. Even if we do not know them but they have shown their great concern for us while we are inside the jail.)

Nhorris along with his inmates sang ‘Thank You” song to the delight of the PCLEC officers.

Meanwhile, Cedeño expressed hope that after the inmates have served their sentence, they will be transformed into productive citizens of our country.