CAMP RUPERTO KANGLEON, PALO, Leyte- The Philippine National Police (PNP) here in the region will lead a unity walk and inter-faith prayer rally this Sunday (Jan.13) aim to have a peaceful and orderly conduct of the elections on May 13, 2019.
Participants coming from various government and private sectors are to converge at the Coca-Cola Junction at 5 am.
Accordingly, the unity walk will be arranged into a one huge walk group approximately 1.2 kilometers from Tacloban City Convention Center or astrodome to be led by a marching band.
Aside from unity walk, the event will also be marked with an inter-faith prayer rally and signing of peace covenant among candidates seeking for elective posts in this year’s mid-term elections, Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos, police regional director, said.
“We enjoin all the candidates to be part in the signing of the peace covenant for them to commit themselves to the real essence of the covenant which is to have a peaceful, non-partisan, honest and fair elections. At the end of the day, we are all citizens of this country working together for a better Philippines,” said Carlos.
The activity is also being coordinated with other government agencies, notably, the Commission on Elections; Department of Interior and Local Government; National Police Commission; Department of Justice; Department of Education; Commission on Higher Education ;Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Department of Public Works and Highways; and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Chief Supt. Carlos added that said activity will also be attended by NSTP/ROTC students and those from different religious groups and elections watchdogs like the PPCRV (Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting).
Carlos encourages the public to actively participate in guarding the integrity of their votes relative to the May 13, 2019 balloting. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)