ORMOC CITY- A top military official issued his appeal for the public help them attain peace, at least in Leyte.
Brigadier General Francisco Mendoza, Jr., commanding officer of the Philippine Army’s 802nd Infantry Brigade based in Ormoc City, said that securing a peaceful environment is not only their concern but the rest of the public.
“Peace (is) everybody’s concern,” he said.
Mendoza, as part of their campaign to achieve peace, led around 500 peace advocates in the city for this year’s Bike and Ride for Peace themed “Puso para sa Kapayapaan, Magkaisa para sa Bayan” that was held Sunday(September 24) at the city plaza.
“The support of the public shows that we are able to join hands towards attaining peace and security considering that peace is everybody’s business”, Mendoza said.
“Your soldiers will always be here to barge any attempt to disrupt peace in your area”, he said.
Also joining the activity were Baybay City Mayor Carmen Cari and son Vice Mayor Michael Cari.
The lady mayor reminded the audience, who were mostly teenagers, to always embrace love and peace as the best approach for development to ultimately attain happiness that everyone aspires. (ELVIE ROMAN ROA)