Simultaneous unity walk, peace covenant signing held in Mimaropa
CITY OF CALAPAN – A simultaneous unity walk and peace covenant signing were held Monday in Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan) region.
Brigadier General Sidney Sultan Hernia, Mimaropa police chief, said he hoped for another zero election-related violence, citing previous elections, where the region was said to be one of the most peaceful places in the country.
In Oriental Mindoro, candidates for governor, vice governor, congressmen (1st and 2nd districts), and board members walked from the old city hall in Barangay Ibaba East to Sto. Niño Cathedral, where a peace covenant signing was conducted.
Also present were Commission on Elections (Comelec) officials, Armed Forces officers, representatives from the religious sector, and other stakeholders.
On Feb. 8, Secure Accurate and Fair Elections (S.A.F.E.) National and Local Elections 2022, and “Kapulungan ng Pulis, Sundalo, Bantay Dagat, Comelec, and at Lahat ng Lingkod Bayan Kasama ang Simbahan at Pamayanan (Kasimbayanan) was launched at Mimaropa police’s parade ground in Camp BGen Efigenio C. Navarro.
From Dec. 23, 2021, to February 2022, the Regional Learning and Doctrine Development Division said Mimaropa police conducted 40 training courses and seminars related to the national and local elections with 2,660 participants.
Of the 2,660 participants, 304 were police commissioned officers, 2,297 were police non-commissioned officers, and 59 were non-uniformed personnel.
Due to restrictions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the training and seminars were conducted via zoom.
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