Calling for unity among political parties, individuals and factions, the campaign consists of a 20 x 15 feet Election-Related Violence Monitoring Board, with the initial number at Zero. Written is the Zero Violence Covenant, a commitment to “guard, keep and maintain the number at Zero”, and a pledge to help put “a stop to electoral violence…to unite, though we belong to different political persuasions…putting above all else the safety, security and future of our children, our families, our neighbors and especially our people—the peace-loving people of Basilan.”
The Campaign was convened by Pinay Kilos, World March for Peace and Nonviolence, Concerned Basileños 101, World Without Wars and Without Violence, the Western Mindanao Command and the Commission on Elections.
Amidst rains and thunderstorms, prominent political figures joined the launching to witness the unveiling of the Monitoring Board and to affix their signatures on the Covenant. Among them were Basilan Vice Governor Al Rasheed Sakkalahul; Anak Mindanao Representative Mujiv Hataman; Board Member Nasser Salain, Councilor Danilo Neri representing Isabela Mayor Cherrylyn Akbar, Executive Assistant Kasim Sapatan attended in behalf of Basilan Governor Jum Akbar, and Provincial Engineer Tahir Latip.
Other leaders also expressed their support to the campaign by sending messages of solidarity and representatives. Former officials of the province and various civic and people’s organizations also joined the Campaign.