Special Forces partners with Bukidnon youth organization


MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon, July 8 – The 1st Special Forces Battalion (1SFBn) hosted the Propelling Our Inherited Nation Through our Youth (POINTY), Inc. Manolo Fortich Cluster election for 2019 – 2022 at Battalion Multi-Purpose Hall, Barangay Mampayag, this municipality.

Army’s 1st Special Forces “Anytime Anywhere” Battalion had started its partnership with POINTY Inc. Bukidnon Chapter as well as Manolo Fortich Cluster since Lt Colonel Sergio P Macandan Jr assumes command of 1SFBn last February 2018, this youth organization has its advocacy to help young people to develop and maximize its leadership potential, to be a good-leader and be of service for peace and development.

Jovanne Gambalan, Newly Elected Cluster President, “As POINTY Bukidnon continues to carry on the legacy of good leadership in partnership with the 1SFBn, I challenge the new set of officers of POINTY Manolo Cluster to go beyond your comfort zones. As leaders, we should expand our horizons to learn new things, experience new events, acquire new skills, and understand situations with silver linings. The 1SFBn and POINTY Bukidnon will work hand-in-hand for peaceful-nation building.”

Major Frankjo Boral, 1SFBn civil-military operations officer said the election with the theme “fruitful through service” is aimed to converging of efforts between Army and youth’s mutually functioning throughout its area of operations on community support program (CSP).

Immediately after the election tackles various concerns such as sustenance of CSP through peace building seminar, youth leadership summit and other youth related activities, public-relations, and crafting of joint-plans.

Lt Colonel Sergio P Macarandan Jr, 1SFBn battalion commander said there is a need to jointly upgrade the skills in social-media and strategic communication of their personnel and youths to effectively perform their responsibility and serve the local populace. “It is very important as well that we synergize our efforts with our partner
youth organization and we thank the POINTY Inc. Bukidnon Chapter for their commendable unconditional service in backing-up our CSP since last year.” he said.