MAWAB, Compostela Valley Province -- More than a hundred candidate soldiers successfully completed Tuesday the 20-week military training at the Army's 10th Division Training School of the 10th Infantry "Agila" Division based in Camp General Manuel T Yan Sr. in Barangay Tuburan here.
The newly graduated soldiers are the new members of the “Team Agila” Division of the Philippine Army. They are expected to respond to peace and security to various threat groups and support developmental efforts in Davao Region where they will be deployed.
According to 1Lt. Vergel Lacambra, 10th ID Division Public Affairs Office chief, a native of Loreto, Agusan del Sur in the person of Mariano N. Gonzales Jr. topped the class besting 96 other members bearing the name “Maalab” or Mandirigmang Agila Alay ay Lakas at Buhay.
He added that Nicko John S. Manginsay of
topped the Candidate Soldier Course Class 370-2014 besting 91 others. Tagum City
Their class name “Maligalig” which stands for Mandirigmang Agila na Likas ang Galing, Iingatan ang Gawain Bilang Isang Kawal has an original quota of 96 but four failed to pass the course.
During the graduation rites, Maj. General Eduardo M. Año, 10th Infantry Division Commander, said, “soldiers are not only required to possess a high degree of military skills but also willingness to make personal sacrifices, lots of personal sacrifices to provide the most combat capability and the maximum service possible for the tax paid by our people.”
The graduates have undergone Candidate Soldier Course, cross-trained with Jungle Warfare Mountaineering Operation Course also included training in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) and Peace and Development Outreach Program (PDOP) Orientation Course.