Army units in Negros and Panay will soon have 96 more soldiers from those who graduated yesterday from a 6-month rigid military training at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz.
Maj. Enrico Gil Ileto, 3rd Infantry Division spokesman, said the 96 soldiers will be distributed to infantry units of the 3ID, to perform peace and development work and strengthen the manpower requirements of the infantry battalions in Negros and Panay.
Ileto said the recruits have completed the courses for candidate soldier and jungle warfare mountain operations.
The closing ceremony held yesterday at Camp Macario Peralta parade ground, aimed to instil nationalismand service-oriented attitudes upon their entry into the Armed Forces of the Philippines, he said.
Ileto also said another batch of 142 candidate soldiers, who took their oath on May 15, are now undergoing a similar 6-month training in Jamindan,Capiz, after passing the competitive physical, neurological and psychological examinations.
The 11th Infantry Battalion Charlie Company headed by 1Lt. Jimrhic Obias, meanwhile, in partnership with the Mary Pauline Salon Group, facilitated the 5-day livelihood training in basic cosmetology in Brgy. Talaban, Himamaylan City.
The training held on May 14 to 18, was in coordination with the local government of Himamaylan, and was aimed at developing skills in cosmetology in the women to them earn a decent income, Capt. Ariel Quirog, 11IB Civil Military Operations officer, said.
Quirog said the Mary Pauline Salon Group brought in hair and beauty experts from Metro Manila who taught the participants basic hairdressing and cutting, hair coloring and treatment, foot spa and manicure, and pedicure.
The participants were also provided with basic hairdressing equipment.*GPB