By DPAO, 8ID PA
February 24, 2016
ORAS, Eastern Samar – Personnel from the 14th Infantry (Avenger) Battalion, Philippine Army conducted an Information Awareness Drive to two hundred (200) youths from Llorente College of Technology held at Municipal Social Hall, Llorente, Eastern Samar on February 19, 2016.
The topics discussed are the NPA infiltration and deception in the youth sector, Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) and Career Guidance on how to apply to become Officer and Soldier in the Philippine Army.
The Information Awareness Drive by 14th IB is in response to the appeal of Mr. Antonio Bocar College Administrator of Llorente College of Technology in order to save and protect the students towards NPA recruitment to become prospective party cadres especially those who are residing in the upstream barangays of Llorente.
Lt. Ronnie T. Ebarita, Acting Battalion Commander, encouraged the academe sector to be proactive in educating the students against the senseless ideology of NPA, however, the government has always been an open door for reconciliation and healing for our misguided brothers to embrace peace and re-integrate in the community with their families.
The overwhelming support of Llorente College of Technology serve as a role model so that other institution and academe may emulate further contribute in addressing peace and security concern since purely military solution will never be enough to achieve long and lasting peace.
“Let us give peace a chance”, Ebarita added.