Police Regional Office 2 led by Police Brigadier General Steve B Ludan, Regional Director hosted the launching of “KASIMBAYANAN” which stands for “Kawani, Simbahan at Pamayanan” for S.A.F.E. 2022 or Secure, Accurate, Free and Fair Elections 2022 at the PRO2 Grandstand yesterday.
The activity commenced with interfaith prayers officiated actively by various religious leaders in Region 2 to include Police Captain Rhey J Dollesin, Regional Pastoral Officer; Bishop Phillip Pattaguan, Soul Winners for Christ Fellowship; Pastor Danny D Punay, Regional Life Coach; and Acmad Rachmadin D Cosain, President, Tuguegarao City Muslim Association.
Moreover, leaders of several law enforcement agencies delivered their messages with the end view of ensuring peace and order in the upcoming National and Local Elections 2022. Present during the activity were Atty. Julius D Torres, Regional Director, Commission on Elections, Regional Office 2; Jonathan Paul M Leusen Jr., CESO III, Regional Director, Department of Interior and the Local Government, Regional Office 2; Major General Lawrence E Mina, Philippine Army, Commander, 5th Infantry Star Division, Camp Melchor F Dela Cruz, Upi, Isabela who was represented by Brigadier General Steve D Crespillo, Philippine Army, Commander, 501st Infantry Brigade.
RD Ludan expressed his profound gratitude for the unwavering support and commitment of line agencies, religious sector and other stakeholders in working together with PRO2 towards the journey of orderly and peaceful election. The Regional Director also urged everyone to continue the unified action and dedication to strengthen the peace and order agenda of Region 2 before, during and after the casting of votes on May 9, 2022.
Further, the program was highlighted by the lighting of the SAFE Candles and Pinning of the SAFE 2022 PIN; signing of the Pledge of Commitment; and releasing of white doves and white balloons which symbolize pure concerted goal towards a violent-free election in the region.
The same activity was conducted simultaneously in Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Batanes and Santiago City on the same day.