From the Philippine Information Agency (Feb 20): 3ID has 200 new soldiers
Some 200 new soldiers have been added to the government troops.
This after they have completed completed the six-month rigid Candidate Soldier Course and Jungle Warfare Mountain Operation Course at the Division Training School at the 3ID headquarters, Public Affair Office head Lt. Col. Ericson Rosana of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division.
He said that 3ID Commander Major General Jon Aying welcomed the new members of the government troopers in a graduation ceremonies held in Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan town, February 13.
Part of the ceremonies was the enlistment and entrustment of firearms of candidate soldiers Class 410 and 411-2016.
He said that Gen. Aying had emphasized to the new soldiers the true meaning of military professionalism.
The General likewise stressed that as a soldier, one must have faith in God, spotless morality, harmonious relationship with comrades and the people in the community in order that the required task will become easy, he said.
The 3ID Commander, he said, reminded them to use the firearms to win the battle of promoting peace and order in the countryside.
Rosana disclosed that the soldiers completed the six-month rigid Candidate Soldier Course and Jungle Warfare Mountain Operation Course at the Division Training School at the 3ID headquarters.
“The training that kicked off last August 1, 2016 aimed to provide the candidate soldiers with the basic knowledge and skills on soldiery, develop their character worthy to become members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and prepare them to perform their duties as riflemen of the infantry squads,” he said.
Rosana said that the new breed of soldiers will be among those who will bring peace and development in the countryside, particularly in Western and Central Visayas as well as Negros Island Region.