289 new Candidate
Soldiers took oath to serve the country
DPAO, 8ID PA
June 6, 2019
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan,
Samar – A total of 289 new Candidate Soldiers of the Philippine
Army took their oath of duty and service to the country in a simple
ceremony held at the hallowed grounds of the Army’s 8th Infantry
Division Headquarters in Catbalogan City, Samar on Wednesday morning
June 5, 2019.
The oath taking rite was
immediately followed by the opening of the Philippine Army Candidate
Soldier Course Classes 583 & 603 -2019 by no less than Major General
Raul M Farnacio AFP, Commander of the 8ID in the presence of the
candidate soldiers’ love ones; and Officers, Enlisted Personnel and
civilian employees of the Stormtroopers Division.
The 4-month course is
expected to transform and mold the new recruits from being “boys”
into “men”. After completing and passing the rigid training, they
will be then enlisted into the Philippine Army with the rank of
Major General Farnacio in
his remarks assured the candidate soldiers’ parents that their sons,
after the training will be competent and disciplined soldiers. “’Ang
araw na ito ay hudyat ng malaking pagbabago sa inyong kinagisnang
buhay bilang sibilyan. Mula ngayon, sasanayin at tuturuan kayo ng
ibat-ibang kaalaman at kakayahan. Ang inyong pagsasanay ay hindi
magiging madali. Hindi lamang tatag ng katawan ang susubukin maging
ang tibay ng damdamin at bilis ng kaisipan din.”
Commander, aking inaasahan na kayo ay magiging mga sundalo na may
mataas na antas ng disiplina, buo ang paninindigan, matapang, at
tapat sa tungkulin na ngayon ay inyong sinumpaan”.
“Huwag ninyong bibiguin
ang inyong mga magulang at ang lahat ng taong nagtitiwala at
umaasang mapagtatagumpayan ninyo ang lahat ng hamon ng pagsasanay
upang kayo ay magiging ganap na sundalo. Wala ng atrasan! Gabayan
sana kayo ng Poong Maykapal,” Farnacio said.
The 298 candidate soldiers
came from different provinces all over the country with the
following education profile: 79 college graduates; 79 college level;
5 vocational graduates; 41 senior high school graduate and 85 high
school graduate with special skills from TESDA.