Bacolod City cops support national day of prayer
Bacolod City (13 September) -- More than 100 policemen held a prayer gathering with church officials at the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) in support of the National Day of Prayer for Peace and Reconciliation declared by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Representatives from the Catholic Church, Protestant groups, and the Muslim community led the gathering which was followed by a covenant signing.
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared September 12 as a National Day of Prayer through Executive Order 1362, to promote peace and unity among Filipino people.
BCPO director Senior Supt. Ronilo Quebrar said that the order was not connected with the promulgation on the case of former President Joseph Estrada at the Sandigangbayan, and it was just a coincidence.
Quebrar said that with the covenant signing between the police and the members of the church, the PNP has made a commitment to work with the church in addressing crimes in Bacolod City. (PIA/cad) [top]