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Edith Colmo

Army Honors Fallen Soldiers

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By Edith B. Colmo

Giving impetus to the national heroes day celebration, and the 29th Founding Anniversary yesterday, August 31, of the 303rd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army, the inauguration of the Heroes Park and Heroes Monument at the Brigade’s compound in Camp Gerona, Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental was held. Guests of honor were Maj. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, commander, 3rd Infantry Division, stationed at Camp Jaena, Jamindan, Capiz, and Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr represented by Board Member Salvador Escalante. Anniversary theme: “Paghiliugyon para sa kalinong kag kauswagan sang Negros” (unity for peace and progress of Negros).

HONORING THE FALLEN SOLDIERS. Left photo, L-R: Maj. Gen Rey Leonardo Guerrero, commanding general, 3rd Infantry Division, PA; Col Francisco Delfin, commanding officer, 303rd Infantry Brigade, Provincial Board Member Salvador Escalante, representing Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr., and the widows of soldiers of the Brigade who were killed in action, lead the inauguration of the Heroes Park and Heroes Monument erected for them as heroes of the 303rd Infantry Brigade, Camp Gerona, Murcia, Negros Occidental, highlighted the national heroes day celebration yesterday, August 31, 2015.* (CGS photos)

Cutting of Ribbon lead by Very Rev. Fr. Eusebio B. Berdon, O.S.A. Prior Provincial, Augustinian Province of Sto.Niño De Cebu and assisted by Rev. Fr.Pedrito A. Aparece, OSA School President, CSA-Bacolod and Rev.Fr.Danilo Carido VP-Finance Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod during blessing and groundbreaking of the proposed CSA-Gymnasium last August 28, 2015, Feast Day Celebration of St.Augustine at Open Ground.*(PR Photo)

Col Francisco Delfin, commanding officer of 303rd Infantry Brigade expressed gratitude to all stake holders for their continued support to the army.

MG Guerrero lauded the men in uniform for unselfishly serving the country to the point of laying their own lives. “Let us value the lives of these soldiers who are heroes in this province,” Guerrero stated.

There were 35 soldiers assigned at the 303rd Infantry Brigade who have fallen having been killed in action during ambushes and encounters with the insurgents, from August 2000 until May 2013. He also appealed to all partners and stakeholders to continue their support to the men in uniform in order to put closure in the conflict areas and rededicate themrselves to carry on the peace agenda in the countryside.”

Board member Escalante encouraged everyone and the men in uniform as well as stakeholders of peace, to continue the good work, for the people are expecting much from them. But, he also expects that the provincial government will always support the peace endeavor of the 303rd Brigade.”

Elders Learn Computer Literacy

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“Age is not a hindrance to education. It is not a matter of being old. We do not want to rust our brain. We want to improve our lives to cope with this high tech age. Thus, we attended the digital computer literacy program,” says 80-year old Thelma Las Piñas, a retired employee in the Register of Deeds, whose four children are all professionals. She is the oldest trainee in the digital literacy program of the Bacolod City Public Library, conducted August 3 to 27, 2015, wherein 22 senior citizens received certificates of training during the graduation exercises on August 27.

CHR Clears Army Re Guihulngan Couple’s Murder

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Members of the 11th Infantry Battalion (IB) of the Philippine Army were cleared by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) from alleged involvement in the murder of a couple in Brgy. Tacpao, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.

Negros Occ. Has Lesser Undocumented OFWs: DOLE

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In terms of Balik Pinay-Balik Hanap Buhay (BPBH) program of the Department of Labor 7 Employment (DOLE)-National Re-integration Center for OFWs (NRCO) Region 6, Negros Occidental has the least number of undocumented and distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFW).

Dennis Cabato of DOLE-NRCO 6 revealed that Negros Occidental has a record of two cases, while the province of Capiz has the most cases of undocumented and distressed OFWs, as record shows 17 cases.

The BPBH program extends assistance to OFWs with such cases. Iloilo has 3, Antique 2 and 1 in Aklan.

Camp Crame Rates PRO 6 Best Practice

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The Compliance Evaluation Process Team from the Philippine National Police (PNP) Camp Crame, Manila, has recently evaluated the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6, as Best Practice.

The evaluation was part of the Performance Governance System (PGS) certification and reporting in the implementation of the good governance program, composed of the Strategic Readiness Test (SRT) and Performance Audit (PA), which was conducted August 10 to 14.