Sunday, September 21, 2008

Revilla to join Mindanao peace ride

Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. has assured motorbikers in the country that he would join them in a motorcycle peace caravan in Mindanao scheduled after the Ramadan.

The caravan, to be spearheaded by the Motorcycle Philippines Federation (MCPF), seeks to boost further Christian-Muslim relationship in the country.

In a press statement, Revilla said he assured the officers of the federation of his participation during a meeting at the Senate recently.

In their meeting, the MCPF formally informed and explained to the senator details about their planned “Freedom Ride for Peace in Mindanao,” the first ever motorcade of various motorcycle riders advocating peace in Mindanao.

The MCPF has asked Revilla to lead the Christian motorcycle riders when they launch the caravan. For the Muslim motorcycle riders, the MCPF is eyeing Revilla’s fellow action star Robin Padilla.

“Rest assured that I will participate in the peace caravan. The event will prove that serious concern for peace in Mindanao is greatly increasing in various sector in the country, including the motorcycle sector,” Revilla said in his statement.

He stressed that the event is a unique venue to further realize that the search for peace in Mindanao is alive among Christian and Muslim Filipinos.

“Having our Christian and Muslim countrymen together is a meaningful event to show that we are all one in the pursuit of the much-awaited peace in the region. We are all Filipinos,” he pointed out.

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