Saturday, March 29, 2008

Day 6: Cebu-Santander-Dumaguete

At 6:20 this morning I continued my journey. This time, I have company: Patrick Loarca (who is biking with me for the next 5 days) , Sherwin and other members of the Cebu Extreme Bikers' Union, Councilor Boying Rodriguez and his Danao riders, and Rudy Weiler (a paraplygic), other bikers. There were over 20 of us biking along the scenic and rolling road to Santander.
We reached the pier of Liloan after 140 km of biking. While crossing the channel, the pumpboat stopped. There was no more fuel. Luckily there was some reserve. So I landed at the pier by 4 pm where we were met by some 15 members of the Negros Oriental Bikers Association.
I preached at the 5:30 pm mass.

While reading the papers tonight, my attention was caught by the news about the CPP ordering the NPA expand the guerrilla fronts in all the congressional districts and to increase the tactical offensives against the military. This is in defiance of the target set by the government to defeat the NPA by 2010.

My appeal to stop the war and to resume the peace negotiations is indeed urgent.


jover said...

pads ive been travelling with you with Hon. Boying Rodriguez n d danao bikers in cebu to sanatander journey its a pleasure to ride w/ u n to support ur prayers for the good of our country. anytime pads were here always! god speed!


plong said...

i never knew father picardal til i got the chance to pedal with him side by side,and after i read his profile.i was so surprised by him,the way he pedal his bike.his will to finished the route,is an inspiration for everyone to finish what is being started.the same way that i see his will to achieve his goal for peace and unity to all...Amen to that father!our support will always be with you..long live!!!long ride!!!God be with us...

marlo-team bigring