8ID joins the
nation in commemorating the 116th Philippine Independence Day
By DPAO, 8ID PA
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."