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8ID joins the nation in commemorating the 116th Philippine Independence Day

116th Philippine Independence Day

June 13, 2014

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar – The 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division, Philippine Army celebrates with the entire country in the commemoration of the 116th Philippine Independence day with the theme "Pagsunod sa Yapak ng mga Dakilang Pilipino tungo sa Malawakan at Permanenteng Pagbabago."

The 8ID conducted a flag raising ceremony at Camp Vicente Lukban, Maulong and Catbalogan City Plaza to pay homage to the resolve of our forefathers for freedom, and their fortitude to attain Filipino Nationhood.

In support to the Catbalogan City's Celebration, the 8ID Stormtroopers launched a static display at the City plaza from 8am to 5pm.

Photo exhibit, armaments and armored vehicles were also put on display. Audio Visual Presentation on the 8ID's peace and development campaigns and its humanitarian efforts during the super typhoon Yolanda were viewed on widescreen. Recruitment flyers were also distributed to encourage the local aspirants to join the soldiery through the Philippine Military Academy, Officer Candidate School and Candidate Soldier School.

Maj General Jet B Velarmino, Commander 8th Infantry Division expressed his great enthusiasm in participating in the said celebration. “As we remember this historic event, let us also recognize the lasting contributions that every Filipino made in the past, in bringing development to this country. Every Filipino can repay their sacrifices by accepting his own identity and start believing in his own capacity to bring positive change in the country. The 8ID Stormstroopers believe that our continuous efforts in pursuing peace and development will bring progress in the Region and a positive impact in the country."