gallant members of 93rd Infantry (Bantay Kapayapaan)
Battalion led by LtCol. Hilarion G. Palma.
troopers: Ready to perform its mission
DPAO, 8ID PA
March 8, 2018
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – The 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division, Philippine
Army formally closed the Battalion Organizational Training of 93rd
Infantry (Bantay Kapayapaan) Battalion with Maj. Gen. Robert M.
Arevalo, Acting Commanding General, Philippine Army as the Guest of
Honor and Speaker at the 8ID Battalion Retraining Facilities (BRF),
Camp Eugenio Daza, Barangay Fatima, Hinabangan, Samar on March 8,
2018 at 11 o’ clock in the morning.
Bantay Kapayapaan is a
newly organized battalion and composed of seasoned Officers and
Enlisted Personnel who underwent a four-week organizational
training. The newly organized unit is part of the 10 Battalions that
will be activated to fast tract the AFP’s peace and development
efforts all over the country.
Maj. Gen. Raul M Farnacio,
Commander, 8ID in his remarks, congratulated all the gallant members
of Bantay Kapayapan headed by Lt. Col. Hilarion G. Palma for
successfully completing the battalion organizational training. He
further urged them to live up to the unit’s creed.
“As we welcome you to the
battlefield, I remind all of you to perform only your duty as a
disciplined soldier, establish rapport with the people, build
bridges to communities and especially those that long have been
under the shadow of the terrorists. We have already won significant
amount of the people support especially during our effort in
Mindanao and Marawi. It is our time or golden opportunity to produce
decisive accomplishments against our enemies and be the best example
of our profession to the Filipino people,” Maj. Gen. Farnacio
Maj. Gen. Robert M.
Arevalo AFP, in his message said that, “Sa inyong presensiya bilang
Bantay Kapayapaan troopers dito sa lalawigan ng Eastern Visayas
Region, ay naniniwala kami na malaki ang maiaambag niyo sa
pagpapanatili ng kapayapaan upang lalong maging maunlad ang lugar at
maiangat ang kalidad ng pamumuhay ng ating mga kababayan.”