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Mayor Rivera asks religious groups’ support vs criminality

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General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera has sought the support of various religious leaders to curb criminality and maintain peace in the community.

Rivera met with the asatidz, pastors, priests, laycos, and imams from different religious sectors for the Purok Laban Krimen program of the local government during the “Panagtigum Alang sa Kalinaw” on Thursday, April 12, at the Notre Dame of Dadiangas University Auditorium.

In his message, the City Mayor called for the help of every religious leader to participate in these efforts especially that the program needs value formation in order to succeed.

“I believe that without partnership, coordination and support from the community, any flagship program will fail,” he said.

“We need our religious groups to help sow good values of peace, anti-corruption, anti-illegal drugs, etc. Please help us advocate to your churches and chapels that we need volunteers to participate in these efforts,” Rivera added.

Purok Laban Krimen focuses on family participation, government efforts and community volunteerism. The flagship program of the local government seeks a culture of peace and targets to combat the factors that disturb peace in the city.