From the Philippine Information Agency (Dec 22): 54th IB commander calls for community support
A military officer enjoined every “Immipuggo” (Ifugao) to support the Philippine Army in the fulfillment of its mandate.
“As we do our best to fulfill these endeavors, we recognize and accept the reality that we, the members of the 54th IB, cannot achieve our mission and objectives alone. We need the support of other agencies, the cooperation of the private sectors and each and every one in the community,” appealed Lieutenant Colonel Nicolas Quemado, Jr., 54th Infantry Battalion (Magilas) commanding officer based in the province , during the unit's 31st anniversary recently.
“Let’s put our efforts together to bring light to those who are still blinded by the promise of prosperity by people who do not believe in democracy for a lasting peace in our land,” the army officer stated.
Every Magilas trooper he said has expressed his or her commitment to continue serving the people and securing the land for the benefit of every Filipino.
Quemado also disclosed that when he assumed command of the unit, he prioritized the morale and welfare of personnel. “I believe that human resources are the most important component of an organization. A unit composed of people with high morale is a unit that could maximize the potentials of the personnel to become prolific,” he said.
More than 100 stakeholders and soldiers were given commendation for their contribution to the success of the 54th IB's programs and services.