ILOILO CITY – Bikers from the Army’s 3rd Infantry “Spearhead” Division, Police Regional Office-6 of the PNP, other law enforcement agencies, LGUs, and various bikers clubs and organizations from the provinces of Iloilo, Guimaras, Aklan and Negros Occidental came together in the spirit of unity in order to express the common desire to have a peaceful and progressive Iloilo and Western Visayas.
Over 400 bikers joined in the 52 kilometers Iloilo leg of the Spearhead Bike Tour for Peace and Progress today March 14, 2015 which started at 5:30am from Iloilo Esplanade, Sen. Benigno Aquino Avenue, Mandurriao, Iloilo City and passed through the towns of San Miguel, Cabatuan, Sta. Barba and Pavia, Iloilo before going back to Iloilo City.
Iloilo was just declared as “peaceful and ready for further development” province on Friday March 13, 2015 by the AFP, PNP and Iloilo provincial government with the full support of various government agencies, LGUs and other stakeholders.
Major General Rey Leonardo Guerrero, Commander of 3ID said, “With the declaration of Iloilo as peaceful and ready for further development province yesterday, this is a good opportunity to promote Iloilo and other provinces in the region in order to attract investors and tourists through this kind of activity where the people unite and are committed for peace and progress.”
The Spearhead Bike Tour with the theme “Unity Ride for Peace and Progress” was organized by the 3rdInfantry Division, Philippine Army aimed to promote unity, solidarity and camaraderie among stakeholders in bringing peace and development to the people of Western Visayas.
The unity ride also aimed to foster healthy living and fellowship among the bikers as well as to enhance coordination and partnership between the Army, PNP, other law enforcement agencies, LGUs and other stakeholders in sustaining gains in peace and security in the region.
The first leg of the Spearhead Bike Tour was held in Capiz last March 8, 2015 that was joined by over 100 bike enthusiasts.
The unity ride culminated with the recitation of the Pledge of Peace and signing at the “Wall of Commitment for Peace and Progress” by the participants to express commitment in promoting a culture of non violence and in developing a progressive country.
Source: DIVISION PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE, 3rd INFANTRY (SPEARHEAD) DIVISION, PHILIPPINE ARMY