From the Philippine Information Agency (Jun 30): AFP calls for active involvement of youth leaders to stop the threat of terrorism
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) asks for the help of the youth leaders to monitor acts of terrorism in their respective areas and report them to proper authorities.
Captain Nonito Basigal of the army said they need the help of the youth during the first ever regional youth summit held at the Samar State University Gym recently.
Basigal said that that if only one out of three, in every 300 population of the youth leaders recruited as members of the military forces, will be a big help in attaining peace and order in the country.
In the message of Major General Raul Farnacio of the 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, he urged the youth to take advantage of technology.
"Your generation revolves in the world of technology. You are active in social media which is nowadays the fastest means of communication unlike before in my generation; we were only dependent on books found in libraries or newspapers. You are very fortunate to have these advancements that could help promote change in this region", Farnacio said.
“Your presence tonight is a good indication that you really wanted to pursue change and development. I challenge each and every one of you to use your skills and talents for the development of our country. There will be days that fear will overcome your aspirations. Let us reject this, instead be hopeful and strong. Trust yourself that you can contribute to our fellowmen and our country. Be a hero today! ” Farnacio added.
Over 1,200 youths from the provinces of Northern Samar, Eastern Samar and Samar have participated this activity that aims to promote the spirit of volunteerism and to prepare them to become dedicated public servants for the future generation.