233 new privates
strengthen the army in Eastern Visayas
DPAO, 8ID PA
October 17, 2018
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City The Philippine Army Candidate Soldier Course Classes
552-2018 (Mandilaab) and 553-2018 (Matalahib) were formally closed
today, October 17, 2018 at 10 A.M. at the 8ID Grandstand, Camp
Lukban, Brgy. Maulong, Catbalogan City, Samar.
The closing ceremony was
graced by a former Philippine Marine Officer himself, Dir. Henry
Anthony M. Torres, Regional Director, Office of Civil Defense
Regional Office VIII, Tacloban City as the Guest of Honor and
Speaker who further led the ceremonial entrustment of firearms,
distribution of certificates and awards of individual achievements.
The entrustment of firearms to the 233 newly enlisted Privates
symbolizes their responsibilities and commitment to the people and
Dir. Torres reminded the
newly soldiers of 8ID to value their chosen career, and to put more
emphasis in the execution of their duties with self-respect and
decency in order to uphold the core values of the Philippine Army
and the Armed Forces of the Philippines as a whole.
Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Raul
M. Farnacio AFP, Commander, 8ID in his inspirational message
emphasized the importance of sacrifice in the military service.
Sa mga nagsipagtapos
ngayon, mahalin at alagaan ninyo ang propesyon na pinasok niyo. Sana
naliwanagan kayo na ang trabaho natin ay higit pa sa ating mga
sarili. Bilang mga bagong sundalo ng Republika ng Pilipinas, mas
malalim na sakripisyo ang kinakailangan. Sakripisyo na mawalay sa
inyong pamilya para sa mas maginhawang kinabukasan at ang mas higit
pa ay ang sakripisyo para sa ating bayan. Lagi ninyong tatandaan,
Bayan muna bago ang sarili, he added.
Likewise, the 8ID
commander lauded the Division Training School personnel who were
responsible for the training of these new privates and thanked the
families, relatives and friends for their support and trust to 8ID.