CAMP GEN EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City (DWDD) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines will be celebrating its 82nd Anniversary this week.
The AFP has initiated various programs to highlight this coming celebration.
The Disaster Responders’ Challenge 2017 was held on December 4-5 in Camp Gen Emilio Aguinaldo, QC. Participants included the AFP Disaster Risk Reduction Units (DRRUs), Local Government and Civilian DRRUs, Office of Civil Defense & National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council.
The DRC2017 aims to practice, evaluate and review the existing protocols and procedures, in facilitating a close and effective collaboration amongst response teams of the AFP, LGUs, other government agencies and NGOs; and to test their technical capabilities in responding to collapsed structure incidents involving mass casualty.
The AFP Photography Contest was also launched. The contest has three categories:
- Liberating Marawi – (up to P30,000 cash prize)
- Transformation and Innovation – (up to P30,000 cash prize)
- Military Diplomacy – (up to P30,000 cash prize)
- Photo of the year: P50,000 Cash Prize
The AFP also exhibited Static and Kinetic Display last December 9 – 10, at Bonifacio High Street, where the different capabilities of the AFP, as well as photos and videos were displayed, in line with this year’s anniversary theme. Recruitment desks for all Branch of Service were also present.
A Concert at the Mall was held at the Market Market Ayala Mall in Taguig City on December 7, 2017 where the Philippine Army Security and Escort Battalion Combo, Philippine Air Force Headquarters and Headquarter Service Support Group Combo, the Philippine Marine Corps Combo and the Philippine Navy SeaBees showcased their talents.
Lastly, the Kapayapaan Awards will be held on December 20 2017 as part of the AFP Day Celebration.
The goal is to recognize individuals and/or organization for their invaluable and continuing contributions/efforts in the conduct of the AFP’s DSSP Kapayapaan and AFP Transformation Roadmap.
The AFP has been presenting the Bayanihan Awards in the past years. For this year, we have changed the title to “Kapayapaan Awards” in line with the AFP DSSP Kapayapaan. AFP PAO / MCAG