Leyte municipal mayor Reynaldo B. Capon Sr. cites his
experiences and lessons learned being a former soldier as
the Guest of Honor and Speaker during the closing ceremony
of the Philippine Army Candidate Soldier Course Class 538-18
on July 24 in Camp Lukban, Catbalogan City.
248 new soldiers
bolster Army in E. Visayas
DPAO, 8ID PA
July 26, 2018
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – The Philippine Army Candidate Soldier Course Class 538-18
composed of two hundred forty eight (248) able-bodied Filipinos was
formally closed today, July 24, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at the 8ID
Grandstand, Camp Lukban, Barangay Maulong, Catbalogan City, Samar.
The closing ceremony was
graced by a former soldier himself, Hon. Reynaldo B. Capon, Sr.,
Municipal Mayor, Alang-Alang, Leyte, as the Guest of Honor and
Speaker who further led the ceremonial entrustment of firearms,
distribution of certificates, and individual achievements. The
entrustment of firearms to the 248 newly enlisted privates
symbolizes their acceptance of responsibilities and commitment to
the people and country.
Hon. Capon during his
inspirational message reminded the soldiers to love their job with
utmost dedication, nurture a harmonious relationship with comrades
and the people in the community wherever they may be assigned. He
also reminded them to avoid getting involved in any misconduct that
will tarnish their image.
On the other hand, Maj.
Gen. Raul M. Farnacio, Commander, 8ID said, “On this occasion, let
me congratulate these 248 strong young men who in their youthful
days arrived at one of the most difficult decisions in their lives
and that is to join the noble profession of arms.”
Morever, Maj. Gen.
Farnacio congratulated and thanked the families, relatives, and
friends of the newly enlisted privates for their support and trust