By DPAO, 8ID PA
March 9, 2019
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City – In connection with the upcoming 122nd Philippine Army Founding Anniversary on March 22, 2019, the Stormtroopers replicated the Philippine Army Anniversary Run yesterday, March 8, 2019 at 5:30AM with a run from 8ID Headquarters to Catbalogan City proper and vice-versa with a five kilometer distance.
The activity was conducted nationwide including the different parts of Eastern Visayas through our line units to show support in the anniversary celebration of the Philippine Army with this year’s theme: 122 Years of Heroism: “Serving the people, Securing the land”.
Colonel Perfecto P Peñaredondo (MNSA) PA, Chief of Staff of the 8th Infantry Division in his message said that, “with this Fun Run, we hope that the people of Region 8 will witness the strength of the Philippine Army and its soldiers, that their Army has endured for the past 122 years because of men and women whoever so many generations, have shown dedication to serve our country selflessly.”
He also stressed the importance of physical exercise while being part of the noble profession of arms. “This activity is also a reminder that serving in the Philippine Army requires us to be on top of our physical and mental health”, Peñaredondo added.