The Negros Oriental Provincial Peace and Order Council has lined up a series of activities as it joins the country in observing the National Peace Consciousness Month in September, a government press release said.
The peace activities aim to raise awareness of PPOC's efforts to engage Negrenses in the peace process and in the search for a just and lasting peace in the countryside.
The 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army will start the observance with military static and kinetic display, including a photo exhibit, from September 6-8 at Robinsons Place Dumaguete.
The Oriental Negros Children’s Advocate Network will hold an art for peace painting contest for children with disabilities on Sept. 8, 10 a.m., also at the mall. On Sept. 16, Army personnel and 7-A-side women will hold a football for peace activity at Camp Leon Kilat in Tanjay City.
Athletics will be played simultaneously on Sept. 22, as well as a run for peace (5k) and zumba for peace at Freedom Park, obstacle challenge at the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office grounds in Sibulan, and the Pinoy traditional games with team players from the Army, versus PNP, together with 200 ONCAN children.
A peace caravan, from Bais City to Dumaguete City in the north, and from Siaton to Dumaguete in the south, that will meet in Dumaguete for a peace rally will be held on Sept. 28.
To highlight the activity, doves will be released as a symbol of peace, after which the multi-sectoral groups are encouraged to sign in a “Signature for Peace-Wall of Commitment” at Freedom Park in Dumaguete.
The culmination program will be held at the Macias Sports Complex in Dumaguete, also on Sept. 18, and expected at the event as guest of honor and speaker is retired Gen. Emmanuel Bautista of the Cabinet Cluster on Security, Justice and Peace of the Office of the President, the press release added.*
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