IMPASUGONG, BUKIDNON – September 17- A total of 28 enthusiastic and committed reservists from different barangays of Impasugong, Bukidnon underwent training at the Headquarters, 8th Infantry “Dependable” Battalion (8IB), Impasugong, Bukidnon on September 13, 2020.
Said reservists are under the Alfa Company, 1003rd Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion (RRIBn), 1003rd Community Defense Center (CDC), 10th Regional Community Defense Group (RCDG), Army Reserve Command (ARESCOM).
The training activity intends to develop their competencies for future operation base expansion as force multiplier in times of insurgency, emergencies, and calamities.
MAJ MARK LESTER M CABUNOC, Director 1003rd CDC expressed his deep appreciation for the series of activities prepared by the 8IB.
He said, “Kini na aktibidad ang gusto namo na mahitabo aron makakaya ang among RRIBn nga mahimong masaligan nga kaabag sa pag palig-on sa nasod ug aron mahimo namo ang among mga buluhaton sa panahon sa mga emerhensya nga makatabang sa pag serbisyo panahon sa pandimya ug kalamidad.”
(This activity is what we really want to happen to capacitate our RRIBn to be a reliable partner in nation-building and to perform our tasks in times of emergency to conduct auxiliaries services during pandemic and calamities)
“Among unit sobra nga nagpasalamat sa kaimportante niining Reserve Force,” said LTC EDGARDO V TALAROC JR, Commanding Officer of 8IB.
(Our unit greatly appreciated the importance of the Reserve Force.)
He further added, “Dili lang kay ka-usa kini nga aktibidad. Taas kini nga pasalig, mao nga damha ninyo nga daghan pa ang mga aktibidadis o mga pagbansay nga moabot.”
(This is not just a one-time activity. It is a long term commitment, so expect more activities or trainings to come.)
COL MICHELE B ANAYRON JR, Assistant Division Commander (ADC) for Retirees and Reservists Affairs (RRA), 4th Infantry Division (4ID) is looking forward to some future exciting activities.
He said, “Daghan pang plano nga mga maanindot ug mapuslanon nga aktibidadis ug pagbansay sama sa Heliborne Training Operation ug Field Training Exercise (FTX) para masinati nila og unsa gayud ang kasinatian sa mga kasundalohan sa combat operation.”
(More plans for exciting and beneficial activities and trainings like Heliborne Training Operation and FTX for them to experience what it is like to be a soldier in the field of combat operation)
Fundamentals of marksmanship and record firing, weapons training, signal operation, and lecture on knowing the enemy and information gathering were also lightheartedly conducted with strict observance of COVID-19 protocols.