THE “Marching for Peace, Serving the Countryside” activity spearheaded by the Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (Pro-PIDU) of Negros Occidental will start its first convergence activity in the Fifth District at Barangay Quintin Remo, Municipality of Moises Padilla tomorrow.

The activity starts with a foot march in Barangay Puso, La Castellana today and will be followed the next day by civic action activities, participated by government agencies, non-government organizations and local government units.

The one-stop-shop activity will cater to the immediate needs of the people and work on long-term needs of depressed communities in the Fifth District in tandem with multi-stakeholders, including the Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police.

Colonel Jon Aying, commander of the Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade, said the activity will give them a chance to show the people that they are the legitimate force of the government, who are ready anytime to help and protect them.

The 11-day activity will have five convergence activities, including in Barangay Quintin Remo, Moises Padilla (June 17), Barangay San Agustin, Isabela (June 19), Barangay Biao, Binalbagan (June 21), Barangay Carabalan, Himamaylan City (June 23), and Barangay Buenavista, Himamaylan City (June 26).

A peace rally will be held on June 26, 6 p.m., at the Himamaylan City Public Plaza to cap the 11-day activity.