Big bikers here, prove Zambo is still peaceful PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 08 November 2013 11:30

Big bike riders from different parts of Metro Manila and Mindanao arrived in the city yesterday morning and proved to the world that Zamboanga remains peaceful after the 23-day gunbtalle between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fighters and government forces.

Jodi Lacson, chief executive officer of Ducati based in Davao City, said his group of big bike riders were in the Zamboanga for the 2nd Mindanao Freedom Ride which aims to prove that travelling over land to Mindanao, Zamboanga City in particular, was safe.

“We ride our big bikes from one place to another to prove that it is safe to travel to Mindanao. And from Davao, we chose Zamboanga City to be our first destination because of what had happened last September,” Lacson said.

Aside from promoting the Davao-Zamboanga route for tourism campaign, the big bike riders came to donate 200 kiddie bags with assorted school supplies to chosen schoolchildren in the city as part of their social responsibility.

The freedom ride was sponsored by Davao KTM-Ducati headed by Lacson himself. It was participated in by riders from different motorcycle clubs across the country.

“We are here to prove that Mindanao that includes Zamboanga is peaceful, tranquil and safe to go anywhere,” Lacson declared.

They were met by City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr., upon their arrival at City Hall ground where they turned over their donations of school bags and assorted school supplies bought from the proceeds of their registration fee.— Vic Larato