Thursday, July 21, 2016


From DWDD AFP Civil Relations Service Radio Website (Jul 21): GROUND-BREAKING CEREMONY | MCAG building new hope

Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City — A Ground Breaking Ceremony was conducted by the Media and Civil Affairs Group (MCAG) and Civil Relations Service (CRS) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines for the new building of MCAG and DWDD Katropa Radio, at AFP Civil-Military Operations School, 21st of July 2016.

The 5 million budget for the construction of the new building was funded by Sen. Antonio Trillanes III. Manuel Cabochan represented Sen. Trillanes in the said event.

The MCAG and CRS staffs, military officers and all the partners from PNP counterpart and stockholders attended to witness the said ceremony. It started with the invocation led by Chief Chaplain Brigadier General Tirso Dolina, followed by the welcome remarks conveyed by Lieutenant Colonel Michael Aquino and also some remarks from Brigadier General Rhoderick Parayno.

As the representative of the Chief of Staff General Ricardo Visaya, Vice Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Glorioso Miranda congratulated the personalities who have made the project possible. The delivered speech also emphazised that this project will strengthen military’s passion for public service.

“We did realize that it’s not entirely on a military dimension, not entirely on tactical dimension… It’s not entirely doon sa tapang namin in being a ranger, sipag at tiyaga sa pakikipag-digma, pagpasok sa mga kagubatan. Later did we realize that indeed, it is more of a social dimension,” said LTGEN Miranda.

He added, CMO has been “a primary pillar” in the development of AFP, and is worthy to be commended.

Consequently, the Ground Breaking ceremony was officially performed by LTC Michael Aquino, BGEN Rhoderick Parayno, and LTGEN Glorioso Miranda. The entire ceremony lasted for approximately an hour.

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