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9ID, Sends-off Almost 200 New Brave Soldiers

 

 

CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur-“Stay alive.”

 

MGEN FERNANDO T TRINIDAD AFP, Commander of 9th Infantry Spear Division (9ID) made this strong message during the send-off ceremony of almost 200 new soldiers at the parade ground of Camp Elias Angeles, Friday, October 25.

 

A total of 191 privates who graduated just last October 3 were assigned to the different units of 9ID in Bicol and Mindanao together with the three new second lieutenants of the Officer Candidate School.

 

Gen. Trinidad reiterated his message during the graduation of the Candidate Soldier Course Mabalasik and Masiklab Classes that the rigorous training they went through is a preparation for times like this when they would finally be deployed to serve the country and its people.

 

“You stay alive. Gamitin niyo yong mga natutunan niyo habang nagti-training kayo rito at sisiguraduhin ko sainyong malayo ang inyong mararating,” Gen. Trinidad said during his speech.

[You stay alive. Use the knowledge you gained during your training here and I am telling you, you will soar high.]

 

He said that the send-off ceremony is a symbol that they would finally embrace the challenges brought along by the responsibilities they sworn to as members of the Philippine Army.

 

Private Glenn Garfin from Camarines Norte whose first assignment is in Jolo, Sulu under the 11th Infantry Division (11ID) said that he is excited to perform excellently with his new colleagues.

 

Aside from the hassle of going home because Mindanao is quite far, he confidently say that he is not afraid of going to the region known for the presence of more armed groups and lawless elements.

 

Garfin underscored that long before their deployment, they knew that facing hard and dangerous battles are part of the job.

 

As new members of Spear Troopers, 9ID believes that this added force will contribute to the fulfilment of the campaign towards security, peace and development of the government.