Department of Agrarian Reform officials led by Secretary John Castriciones with La Trinidad officials led by Mayor Romeo Salda sprearhead the ribbon cutting and turn over ceremony of the solar power irrigation system in Barangay Alno, La Trinidad, Benguet on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The P800, 000.00 irrigation system was turned over to the Alno Rural Community Development Cooperative which is expected to provide water to more than 15 hectares of cut flower and vegetable farms in Alno. RMC PIA-CAR

POPCOM Regional Director Magdalena Abellera(3rd from left) and partner panelists in the forum push for a whole of society approach in addressing women's concerns including repruductive health in this time of health pandemic. (CCD/PIA CAR)

NCCA Chairperson Arsenio Lizaso (with mic) during the PIA Cordillera- led Kapihan media forumabout the first Montañosa Film Festival. Joining him (from left to right) are Film Academy of the Philippines chairperson Vivian Velez, Baguio City Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan, NCIP Chairperson Secretary Allen Capuyan (4th from left), NCIP Commissioner for Central Visayas Jennifer Pia Sibug-las and NCIP Commisioner for Region 1 and CAR Gaspar Cayat. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas presides over the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting on COVID-19 on March 29, 2021 at the Benguet Provincial Capitol attended by task force member agencies. (photo by RMC-PIA-CAR)

Candlelighting and peace rally held in Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY, March 31 (PIA) -- Government line agencies and law enforcement agencies led a simultaneous candle lighting and peace rally in different locations in the city as part of the information drive on the government’s actions against the atrocities by the New People’s Army (NPA)  on Monday (March 29). 

 

The peace walk by the different volunteers and youth groups in the city of Baguio. RMC PIA-CAR 

The Baguio City Police Office and the 503rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army spearheaded the activity with the local government unit led by Regio.al Peace and Order Council Chairperson Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong.

Youth volunteers and other stakeholders earlier held a “peace walk” from the Malcolm Square thru  Session Road and Harrison Road to the Melvin Jones Grandstand for the  candlelight event The volunteers held placards with messages condemning the NPA atrocities of the.

It was followed by a program and the film viewing of the different activities and programs of the government and the different sectors in the region particularly in NPA infected communities.

503rd Infantry Brigade Deputy Commander Colonel Christopher Sab-it assured the public that the government is making its moves to address the problem on insurgency in the country. RMC PIA-CAR 

In his message, 503rd Infantry Brigade Deputy Commander Colonel Christopher Sab-it said the candlelight event  is way to raise awareness of the actions or  the atrocities of the communist terrorist groups which have been on years.

He explained that under the administration of President Rodridgo Duterte, the  partnership to end the armed conflict with the terrorist group is addressed by the whole country; not just the government but those in the private sector joining hands thru the Whole of a Nation Approach to end local communist armed conflict and its programs by the different government and non-government agencies and offices. 

Meanwhile, Cesvir Lopez ,the DILG Baguio focal person of the Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict,  called on the people  especially the parents to be  aware of the activities of their children particularly in  urban areas.  Baguio City  is among the areas where the NPA  terrorist groups  recruit its members so it is important for the people in the city to know about the deception of the terrorist organization.

“We would like to call upon our constituents, especially the parents, we should know what our children are involved in, (what) our families are involved in, so that we would know how to address when they are called to join terrorism activities,” she said.

The candle lighting activity coincided with the observance of the National Day of Solidarity, Condemnation and Outrage against the CPP-NPA-NDF (Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army- National Democratic Front). 

The Police Regional Office – Cordillera said that the candlelight event was also held in the different barangays and police stations thru out the Cordillera provinces and municipalities and  in the entire country. 

To ensure   compliance  with    the minimum public health standards against the COVID-19, the candlelight events were held at the different locations in the city and the region instead of gathering the different volunteers and stakeholders in one venue. (JDP/RMC- PIA-CAR)

By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis

 

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