Bontoc – Battalion Commander of the 1403 Ready Reserve Battalion Task Force and Governor, Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr. commended the Armed Force of the Philippines – Mountain Province (AFP-MP) for their accomplishments against COVID-19 during the 3rd Quarter Mustering and Opening Ceremony of the Company Refresher Training at the Multipurpose Hall on September 27, 2021.
The mustering is a regular activity of the command that seeks to gather and account all individuals listed in the reservists roll to rekindle in them the spirit of what they affirmed when they took their oath.
During the program, Gov. Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr. expressed his profound commendation to the officials and members of the AFP-MP for the successful implementation of their projects and activities.
“I wish to commend all of you for your notable accomplishments, most especially during the peak of COVID-19 in our province. You have done a great job extending your helping hands in the distribution of relief goods and management of checkpoints.
I also wish to congratulate everyone for the successful implementation of your environmental and continuous community linkage activities. Because of these achievements, we have all the reason to be joyful as we come together for this activity,” Lacwasan remarked.
He also said that as the battalion commander, he wanted to refresh everyone of their mandates and mission.
“The AFP Reserve Command was organized to train able-bodied citizens for the protection of the state and to serve the people by joining activities and programs that will enhance peace and development in the community,” Lacwasan added.
Furthermore, Incoming Battalion Executive Officer, Major Anthony D. Wooden emphasized on the importance of the activity.
“This activity is timely for us to regroup and assess our readiness to continue our war against COVID-19 and to identify what more could be done.
We are also here to identify the needed training and resources to prepare our battalion in facing the challenges that our community are facing,” Wooden said.
Meanwhile, Deputy Director of the 14th Regional Community Defense Group, Army Reserve Command, 2nd Lieutenant Lea Fe A. Batnag declared the Company Refresher Training officially opened. By Daryle C. Fayofay