By Jake Laviña, W-CARP Dominican Republic
On August 26, 2017 the FFWPU, UPF, WFWPU and CARP joined together to conduct the Peace Road event at La Romana, Dominican Republic with the theme; “100 Kilometros por la paz” or “100 kilometers for Peace”. The event was supported by the government officials headed by Hon. Teodoro Reyes the current Governor of La Romana with the help of Rev. Teodula Silfa The President of DCLR La Romana. Moreover, this program was attended by at least 200 people including the political leaders, religious and youth group, as well as bikers club from different cities of La Romana, Sto. Domingo and Santiago.
The program was start at 8am with the opening prayer followed by the opening remarks of Gov. Dr. Teodoro Reyes. In his message he gave thanks to everyone who came to participate in this event and encourage them to feel the purpose of this program. After that, Rev. Regalado the President of UPF gave a short message about the purpose of this program. He explained how peace road started and what is the purpose and objectives of the said event. Right after the opening ceremony, the 45 bikers departed from the Central Park of La Romana and went through the 5 towns of that City to complete the 100 Kilometers run.
The course ended up by welcoming all the bikers at the Municipal City of La Romana. Gov. Reyes Rev. Silfa and Rev. Belliard, the National Leader of Dominican Republic gave the medals to all the bikers who completed the course. After giving the awards, Gov. Reyes gave his congratulatory message to everyone for completing the course safely and successfully. He also gave his appreciation to FFWPU for choosing La Romana to conduct this event. In the last part of the program, all the participants signed the Peace Road Banner to show their support in promoting world peace.
Everyone is so happy to witness and be part of this event especially that this is a worldwide program to Unite North and South Korea and also to promote peace around the world. Some of them gave their testimonies about their experiences during the program. They are very excited to join this event next year.
We do believe that all the sweat, dedication and sincerity of all the participants would become a strong foundation to unite North and South Korea and establish world peace centering on True Parents.