Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. led some 45 Political candidates in Pangasinan for the Peace Covenant Signing held at the Lay Formation Center, Archdiocese of Lingayen - Pangasinan, in Bonuan Gueset last March 23, 2010.
The Peace Covenant was initiated jointly by the Philippine National Police, Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) together with Archbishop Socrates Villegas and Commission on Election (Comelec).
The covenant aims to create solidarity among all, desire the progress of the province and uphold the dignity of man and respect his rights and freedom.
The project was launched in response with the election related violence in the past elections.
Governor Espino lauded the organizers of the program, he said, “this is very nice, kasi nangako kami sa diyos na we will only stick on campaign issues like what kind of governance we will have, walang personalan.”
The signatories declared to faithfully abide and respect the covenant to ensure an Orderly, Clean, Honest, Accurate, Meaningful and Peaceful elections on May 10, so that, justice and freedom would reign during political exercise.
Police Regional Director Constante Azares together with Archbishop Soc Villegas witnessed the signing of the covenant. (PIO/Darwin Magalong)