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BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC), and local bikers’ associations held the ‘Bike for Peace and Justice’ campaign on July 17, 2021 aimed to call for justice for all the victims of the CPP-NPA-NDF following the death of former Far Eastern University football player Kieth Absalon and his cousin Nolven in Masbate City.
“We are inviting all cyclists, bike enthusiasts, and other sectors to join us in this event to advocate for peace and justice,” said Araceli San Jose, Regional Director of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Cordillera.
“We want to engage and mobilize different agencies and sectors to call for peace and justice through the whole-of-government and whole-of-nation approach, and to showcase the embodiment of good governance through this event,” she added.
The ‘Bike for Peace and Justice Campaign’ was divided into two events: cycling (a 25-kilometer ride from start to finish) and the “Hataw” activity, which will be facilitated by the Department of Health Cordillera.
Around 200 biking and health enthusiasts from various sectors and local bikers’ associations from Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, and Tublay (BLISTT) participated the event.
Meanwhile, the DILG Cordillera encourages the public to continue to observe and strictly adhere to the minimum public health standards in order to protect themselves and others from the virus and slow the spread of COVID-19. By Pamela Mariz T. Geminiano