Sulu residents attend Peace Caravan Print
Monday, 25 June 2018 14:24

By Ely Dumaboc

Banguingui, Sulu - Police and military authorities in tandem with the Banguingui local government  jointly conducted a peace caravan aimed towards further strengthening the government’s peace efforts in this part of the country.

Dubbed as “Unang-una sa Pagbibigay ng Pangunahing Serbisyo Tungo sa Maunlad at Mapayapang Komunidad,” the peace caravan was in partnership with the  municipal Government of  Banguingui, the Marine Battalion Landing Team-1 and the  Mindanao Humanitarian Volunteers for Peace (MHVP).

Mayor  Whajid Sahidulla said that the  peace  caravan was also actively participated in by  the  officials  of  Barangay Dungon,  Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Regional Police,  Department of Health (DOH-ARMM), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-ARMM) and the  President of Banguingui Eagles Club former Banguingui Mayor Wahid Sahidulla.

Dr. Theresa  Villaluz, chairman  of the  MHVP, a first-time visitor in Banguingui,   said that her group conducted a free medical check-up and gave out  free eye glasses and distributed school supplies, books, slippers,  football for peace uniforms and vitamins to children.

For his part, Joint Task Force-Sulu commander Brig. Gen. Divino Rey Pabayo said “Peaceful talaga ang Banguingui, In fact nakita nyo naman kahit  kaunti lang  and sundalo dito, very supportive ang LGU. Ayaw din nila  na ang lugar  nila mahaluan ng masamang tao.”

Pabayo also recognized the presence of  some foreign nationals  during the peace caravan who have the heart  and  intention to  help the poor in the community.

Meanwhile, Sulu Provincial  Police Director Sr. Supt. Pablo

Labra  said that he has assigned enough policemen in this town to maintain the peace and order of the municipality.

Lt. Col. Stephen Cabanlet, the Marine Brigade commander in Sulu, said that the all-in-one mission was an offshoot of the Football for Peace program of the Philippine Marines. (Ely Dumaboc)