DILG Caraga joins unity walk for secure, fair elections
Monday 14th of January 2013
BUTUAN CITY, Jan 14 (PIA) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Caraga Region joined the Unity Walk and Prayer Rally for a Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) 2013.
The unity walk and prayer rally is a kick-off activity, which marks the start of the election period. The early walk yesterday started from Guingonaâ€™s Park to Agusan del Norte covered court, this city, to the drum beat of the PNP Band.
In his message, newly-installed Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Getulio P. NapeÃ±as of this region said the 2013 Elections is a political exercise which must be safe, secure and fair enough. He assured the voters that the PNP together with other agencies involved for the elections will work in unity to achieve a peaceful conduct of the elections.
A lighting of Unity Candles during the prayers offered by various religious leaders in the region was also conducted, participated by DILG, Commission on Elections (COMELEC), Department of Education (DepEd), City Government of Butuan and religious groups.
Atty. April Joy Balano, Provincial Election Supervisor of Agusan del Norte led the signing of the Unity Pledge on behalf of Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Regional Director Francisco G. Pobe to manifest the firm intent of the voters to uphold the integrity of the election process and to elevate the level of maturity of the Filipino electorates by holding candidates to a law-abiding campaign. (RER/Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa, DILG-13/PIA-Caraga)