Written by LGOO IV Charmine T. Galvez
Category: News and Updates
Published: 19 September 2017
Almost 3,000 participants composed of barangay officials, MASA MASID Team members, Social Action Center members, PNP personnel, DILG Regional Office 6 personnel and DILG field officers have shown force during the launching of the Protect Panay and Guimaras Movement.
The launching was initiated by the Social Action Directors of Panay headed by Msgr. Melito B. Oso, Executive Director of Jaro Archdiocesan Social Action Center (JASAC), in cooperation with the Department of the Interior and Local Government, Police Regional Office VI and Philippine Army on July 10, 2017 at the Iloilo Sports Complex Covered Gymnasium, La Paz, Iloilo City.
Protect Panay and Guimaras Movement believes that it is everybody’s responsibility to protect the sanctity of life and keep Panay and Guimaras safe. The theme of the launching captures beautifully the credo of the movement: HULAG NA: KAUPOD KA!
The movement aims to raise awareness on the reality of the threats of terrorism in the islands of Panay and Guimaras; to be proactively involved in safeguarding and in participating in whatever action that may be taken to protect the sanctity of life and keep Panay and Guimaras safe; and, to be vigilant in protecting Panay and Guimaras not only from terrorism but also from illegal drugs, criminality and corruption.
During the launching, the peace and order situation of the Region was presented by PSupt Gilbert T Gorero, RPIO/Deputy Chief, RPCRD, and Col Pio Q. Diñoso III INF (GSC) PA, Commander, 301st Inf Brig, Philippine Army. PCSupt Cesar Hawthorne R Binag, PRO6 Regional Director R6 gave his message of commitment in keeping the region safe. In her inspirational message, DILG Asst. Regional Director Maria Calpiza J. Sardua highlighted the unrelenting struggle for genuine and lasting peace. DILG Iloilo Provincial Director Teodora P. Sumagaysay also showed her support through her attendance on the said launching.
The venue was fully occupied with almost 3,000 participants composed of Barangay Officials, MASA MASID Team members, Social Action Center members, PNP personnel, DILG Regional Office VI personnel and DILG field officers.
As expression of solemn pledge to safeguard the sanctity of life and keep Panay and Guimaras safe, the signing of the pledge of commitment was done at the end of the activity. (LGOO IV Charmine T. Galvez, DILG6)