The Philippine Army continues its advocacy of promoting peace, this time through a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride Saturday in central
Maj. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, 3rd Infantry Division commander, who led the Philippine Army contingent, said the activity not only aimed at promoting peace, but also of healthy living and camaraderie, with bike also as an alternative mode of transportation.
Organizers estimated more than 500 bikers from the different bikers associations in the province, personnel of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, and even those in the media, joined the activity.
Guerrero said the participants were also able to see the beautiful landscapes and tourism attractions of
and its neighboring cities and municipalities. Bacolod City
The 100-kilometer mountain bike activity kicked off 4:30 a.m. Saturday at the Capitol Lagoon, passing through
– Cansilayan- Abuanan-Crossing Minin g-La Carlota- San
Enrique-Pulupandan-Valladolid-Bago to .
The activity, with the theme “A 100km Ride- 100% Commitment to Peace”, also forms part of the Peace Month celebration, being marked by the provincial government of Negros Occidental, through its Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit, in tandem with the Army, PNP and multi-sectoral groups.
Col. Francisco Delfin, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, and his executive officer, Lt. Col. Darren Comia, also joined Guerrero in the activity, which ended with a program at the
. Negros Occidental
Former Manapla Mayor Manolet Escalante and Bacolod Councilor Jun Gamboa, who represented Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr. and Mayor Monico Puntebella, respectively, also joined the closing rites, pledging anew their support to the peace efforts in Negros Occidental.