ANGELES CITY- The City Government led by Angeles City Mayor Edgardo D. Pamintuan staged a rally against drug and terrorism on July 5, in this city.
The anti-drug and anti-terrorism rally titled “Martsa kontra sa iligal na droga at terrorismo para sa mapayapang bansa” aims to raise awareness and vigilance to the citizens as the number of terror attacks rises in the different parts of the country.
According to Pamintuan, “this rally is our way to remind the people of the dangers brought by the use illegal drugs and to fight for peace and order not only for our city, but for the Philippines as well.”
The march began at 3pm at various points within the city, namely Chevalier School , Sta. Teresita Crossing, Dieg’s Bakery Sto. Cristo Rotonda and Nepo Center, as it converged towards Plaza Miranda, along Miranda Street.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) R-3 Director Ismael G. Fajardo Jr. stated that “Angeles is one of the cities with the least number of remaining drug-related cases.”
“This city and the whole region 3 is aggressive in the campaign against illegal drugs and through the efforts of the Angeles City Anti Drug Abuse Council (ACADAC) and the Angeles City Police Office (ACPO), the number of victims constantly decreases,” Fajardo added.
Meanwhile, despite the terrorism threats circulating in the city, Pamintuan assured the people that the city is safe from attacks and they [Angeleños] should not be worried.
“The ACPO is on alert every hour of every day for possible attacks. There is nothing to fear for we are doing everything to ensure the safety of the city and its people,” said Pamintuan.
The mayor also added that with the Command center’s completion, Angeles would be more safe heighten the security measures and surveillance capabilities of the city
The state-of-the-art command center is expected to be fully operational within the third quarter of the year…
The said rally was participated by different groups from both private and public sectors such as the Friends of Ed, Abe Kapampangan, students from different high schools and colleges, and employees from government agencies and offices.
Also present during the rally are the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod headed by vice mayor Bryan Matthew Nepomuceno, all 33 barangay captains and Alex Cauguiran, Clark International Airport Corporation President.
To cap the rally, the city government officials, together with the representatives from other agencies, released the ‘doves for peace’ as a sign of commitment and hope for a peaceful and safe country.