1K bike enthusiasts join drive for peaceful polls
By Connie Calipay
Some 1,170 participants from various government agencies, including the Commission on Elections (Comelec), and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and cycling enthusiasts joined the fun bike calling for a safe, peaceful local and national elections.
The “Fun Bike para sa Ligtas at Mapayapang National and Local Election 2022” on March 10 was led by the Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO-5).
Maj. Malu Calubaquib said the fun bike was developed not just to physically prepare but also to strengthen the bond between the government and the community for a safe and peaceful 2022 elections.
“Ang bawat pagpedal ng mga kalahok ay simbolo ng kagustuhan na maibigay sa mga Bicolano ang seguridad at kapanatagan sa kanilang pagpunta sa kani-kanilang nakatalagang presinto para bumoto,” she added.
The 21-kilometer fun bike was launched simultaneously and participated in by all Police Provincial Offices (PPOs) in the region.
In a statement, Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo, PRO-5 director, thanked the participants for their cooperation.
“Nais kong pasalamatan ang lahat ng nakiisa sa ating fun bike ngayong araw amahan ar na ang ating mga counterparts sa iba’t ibang ahensya ng pamahalaan at lalo na sa mga pribadong grupo at indibidwal. Ito ay patunay ng ating matibay na amahan at pagkakaisa at pagpapakita ng ating sinseridad sa paghahangad ng isang malinis, tahimik at maayos na halalan ngayong taon,” he said. (With reports from Gyldel Sarcia/PNA-OJT)