Troops join Marawi evacuees in mural painting for peace

GOVERNMENT forces have joined in a three-day mural painting for peace and order to showcase the personal sentiments of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the fighting in Marawi City.

The mural painting kicked off Friday and ended on Sunday and was held in the village of Kalanganan East, Pantar, Lanao del Norte.

The troops who joined the activity was led by Brigadier General Roseller Murillo, Army’s 1st Infantry Division commander.

The other participants to the mural painting were representatives from various stakeholders and local government units.

“We have accomplished everything with solidarity and we intend to reach more of our objectives to bring the peace and stability in Mindanao into reality,” Murillo said in a statement.

“We would like to extend our gratitude to you for supporting us all the way,” Murillo added as he urged the all stakeholders to continue to work together to defeat terrorism.

The mural painting activity was aimed to showcase a 75-meter wall of painting personally done by talents chosen from among the IDPs living in the different evacuation centers in the town of Pantar, Lanao del Norte.

Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez, Jr., Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief, said they fully support such kind of activity that promotes peace and healing.

Galvez gladly noted that “our brothers who were displaced due to the crisis in Marawi showed strong support by participating (the event).”

“We will make sure that more peace initiatives will be done to help comfort our brother Maranaos,” he added.

The activity was held in collaboration with Junior Chamber International San Juan Dambana, Davies Paint Reinvented, and Peace is Possible.

The mural painting activity was anchored on the theme: “Peace is Possible.” (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)
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