3ID has 481 new soldiers

Some 481 new soldiers have successfully finished the 3-month training for Classes 491, 492 and 505 under the 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army.

According to Capt. Eduardo Precioso, Jr., head, 3ID Public Affairs Office (DPAO), they finished the trainings of a Candidate Soldier Course (CSC) and Jungle Warfare Mountain Operation Course (JWMOC) held at the 3rd Division Training School (3DTS).

Pvt Jefferson Teves, PA from Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat received the Commander, 3rd Infantry Division Award for topping the 146-strong CS Class 492-2017 with a General Point Average (GPA) of 90.90% in all evaluated subjects which include academic and non-academic aspects of the training.

While Pvt Mark Cristian James Brillo, PA of Jaena Sur, Jamindan, Capiz topped the 142-strong CS Class 491-2017 with a General Point Average of 90.89%. Pvt Jay-ar Suerte, PA of Pawa, Dumanjug, Cebu topped the 193-strong CS Class 505–2017 with a General Point Average of 89.93%.

Brigadier General Dinoh A. Dolina AFP, 3rd ID Commander, urged the newly enlisted soldiers to focus on the role that they will play in the organization; be a proud part in countering the vices of society; faithfully serve the people whom they ought to protect; and, the republic which they ought to preserve and keep its integrity.

“Do not forget the discipline inculcated in you in the first half of your training; that quality will set you apart from an ordinary citizen. I am referring to the kind of discipline not only following your superior’s orders and performing your duties with the desired standard but most of all, the kind of discipline to do what is morally right because this is the highest expression of service to our country and people,” he emphasized.

Also present in the ceremony were Jamindan Vice Mayor Ildefonso Cusay, representing Mayor Mac Arthur Valdemar, who led the ceremonial entrustment of firearms; together with members of Sangguniang Bayan of Jamindan, Capiz; media practitioners; dependents; and, friends of the newly enlisted soldiers.

The Chief of Staff, 3ID Award went to Pvt Jelben Esto, PA of Fatima, Inabanga, Bohol; Pvt Jeymark Gantes, PA of Capayuran, Pigcawayan, Cotabato; and, Pvt Jeric Alesna PA of Poblacion 1, Carcar City, Cebu for graduating Number 2 in CS Class 491-2017, CS Class 492-2017 and CS Class 505–2017 respectively.

Recipients of the Commandant, 3rd Division Training School Award were Pvt Eduardo Unao Jr., PA of Barangay EJC Montinola, Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat; Pvt Brayn Fedochino, PA of Barangay Caua-yan, Pototan, Iloilo; and, Pvt Rechy Barniego Jr., PA of Barangay Lambingi, Banga, South Cotabato for graduating Number 3 in CS Class 491-2017, CS Class 492–2017 and CS Class 505–2017 respectively.

For obtaining the highest rating in Physical Fitness Test throughout the duration of the training, the Commander’s Physical Proficiency Award went to Criminologist Pvt Jun Patubo PA of Barangay Tahing, Calinog, Iloilo for CS Class 492–2017; Pvt Daniel Santillan PA of Barangay Tan-awan, Kabankalan, Negros Occidental for CS Class 491- 2017; and, Pvt Reynaldo Bariga, PA of Barangay Bucalan, Canlaon City, Negros Oriental for CS Class 505–2017.*