A retired cop has started today, September 14, 2022 in Cagayan de Oro City his “Friendly Long Walk from the Philippines to Sabah in Malaysia” to show that disabilities are not hindrances. Retired Police Sgt. Hector Fernandez has estimated his 5,405-kilometer walk to last seven months and will be dedicating his journey to all the disabled and those with cancer. This will be his second “long walk” after his aborted long walk protest last year on the unreleased benefits.
With Cagayan de Oro as his jump-off point, Hector started his long walk to Iligan then he will proceed to Zamboanga del Sur then to Dapitan in Zamboanga del Norte where he will take a ferry to Negros. Then he will proceed to Panay, to Mindoro, Batangas, Cavite, NCR, Bulacan, Pampanga, Zambales, Pangasinan, Ilocos Region, Northern Luzon and then back to Central Luzon and back to NCR. From NCR, he will take the route to Calabarzon, Bicol, Samar, Leyte then to Surigao, Caraga Region and back to Cagayan de Oro. He will then proceed to Palawan and ride a ferry boat to Kudat in Sabah, Malaysia and finish at Sandakan. See map below.
Photos below show Hector who early today started his long walk from the Provincial Capitol in Misamis Oriental and on his way towards Iligan City.
all photos by Hector Fernandez
Last year, his long walk protest ended in Gingoog City after he received a call from President Rodrigo Duterte. Read our post below.