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World Peace Day on Nov. 17
MANILA, Oct. 17 (PNA) -- The Philippines is marking World Peace Day on Nov.
17 with a unique human chain or link extending more than 1,600 kilometers
from the northernmost tip of Luzon to the southernmost tip of Mindanao.
The National Social Action Council (NASAC) is spearheading the
for the celebration, which will be featured by the Filipino people's
"absolute desire for an enduring peace and unqualified rejection of all
forms of violence."
To underscore the nationwide peace campaign, at least 2.5 million Filipinos
of various religious beliefs, political affiliations and socio-economic
standings are set to link arms together to form an enormous human chain that
would extend along the entire length of the Pan-Philippine Highway from the
Ilocos Region in Northern Luzon to the infant Province of Sarangani in
The human chain will be formed to dramatize the Filipino people's campaign
to reject all forms of violence under the theme "KAMPANA" or "Karahasan at
Masama, Pawiin Natin!" (Let's Eradicate Violence and Evil).