Over 200 residents and members of various government and non-government organizations joined Saturday the “Indak Para sa Kapayapaan” aerobic fitness program at the City Baywalk in a bid to step up public trust on the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and promote physical education to foster self-discipline and socialization.
The Zumba dance for peace was spearheaded by the Western Command (WESCOM) on March 23, 2019, through the 6th Civil Relations Group (6CRG) which is under the leadership of Major General Bienvenido Datuin of the Civil Relations Service (CRS) of the AFP.
A press statement released by the 6CRG on Monday said the fitness event for peace was one of the post-activities in connection with the 122nd founding anniversary of Philippine Army (PA), 43rd WESCOM founding anniversary and launching of #AFPyoucanTRUST campaign.
The Coast Guard District Palawan (CGDP) and the Puerto Princesa City Police Office (PPCPO) were among the enforcement agencies that supported the activity.
Representatives from the following composed the participants: Composite Wing Savings & Loan Assoc. Inc. (CWSLAI), Air Materiel Wing Savings & Loan Assoc. Inc. (AMWSLAI), Armed Forces & Police Mutual Benefit Assoc., Inc. (AFPSLAI), Philippine Army Finance Center Producers Integrated Cooperative (PAFCPIC), ACDI Multipurpose Cooperative, Baywalk Zumba Buddies, Bantay Bayan Foundation, Inc., Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corp. & Coral Bay Nickel Mining, Radyo Pilipinas-Palawan, DWAR RMN Puerto Princesa, Palawan News, and Living Asia Channel.
The participants also displayed their support by writing on the message wall of the “AFP you can Trust Campaign”.
The 6CRG emphasized in the press statement that the Zumba dance was aimed at gaining and strengthening public trust to the armed forces by letting them feel the presence of government troops in their daily endeavors and to also win the hearts and minds of the people to achieve just and lasting peace.