Close to a hundred NAMFREL volunteers participated
in the Unity Walk and Prayer Rally for Secure and
Fair Elections (SAFE) 2013, held on January 13, 2013
at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City. The
event was organized by the Philippine National
Police (PNP), in collaboration with the Commission
on Elections (Comelec) and other law-enforcement
agencies, to signify the start of the election
At the crack of dawn, walk groups consisting of representatives from election stakeholders, government agencies, and non-government organizations started their walk from different points of Quezon City, to converge at the Memorial Circle for a short program.
Apart from messages delivered by Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes, Jr., Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas, Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima, and other officials, there was also a recitation of the Voter's Pledge led by Comelec Commissioner Elias Yusoph, and signing of the Unity Pledge.
The PNP is rolling out Unity Walks and pledge signing activities all over the country, inviting election stakeholders to unite for a SAFE 2013.
See more photos from the event HERE.