SAN FERNANDO CITY – A prayer vigil was held at the police regional office here April 14 as part of the church and the PNP’s efforts to ensure honest, orderly and peacefull elections on May 10, 2010.
Spearheaded by Bishop Artemio Rillera of the Diocese of San Fernando City, Reverend Condrado Lumahan of the International Christian Mission, and PRO1 Regional Chaplain Police Superintendent Ronilo A. Datu, the prayer vigil, dubbed as “National Prayer for HOPE 2010,” was participated in by police personnel assigned at the PRO1 headquarters, the 1st Regional Public Safety Management Battalion (1st RPSMB), and nearby police provincial offices and municipal and city police stations. Colonel Eduardo Collado, deputy commander of the Army’s 503rd Brigade, represented the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Rillera praised the PNP leadership for initiating the prayer vigil and the conduct of peace covenants even as he encouraged the police to trust and ask for God’s guidance in their mission to ensure that the upcoming elections will be successful.
Lumahan emphasized to the police the importance of prayer as “we need to look unto Him, pray for His guidance and divine intervention that there will be indeed honest, orderly, and peaceful elections next month.”
Meanwhile, PNP regional director Police Chief Supt. Constante D. Azares, Jr. expressed his gratitude to Rillera and Lumahan for accepting the invitation to spearhead the prayer vigil.
He enjoined the police to follow the Ten Commandments for HOPE 2010 initiated by the Chief, PNP and to continue to stick to the COMELEC without fear and favor.
‘This is needed for HOPE 2010 to become a reality,” he stressed.
The activity was a replication of the National Prayer for HOPE 2010 held at Camp Crame on April 7. It will be re-echoed in the police provincial office and city andmunicipal police station levels on April 21 and 28.#