By DPAO, 8ID PA
March 8, 2018
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City – The 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division, Philippine Army formally closed the Battalion Organizational Training of 93rd Infantry (Bantay Kapayapaan) Battalion with Maj. Gen. Robert M. Arevalo, Acting Commanding General, Philippine Army as the Guest of Honor and Speaker at the 8ID Battalion Retraining Facilities (BRF), Camp Eugenio Daza, Barangay Fatima, Hinabangan, Samar on March 8, 2018 at 11 o’ clock in the morning.
Bantay Kapayapaan is a newly organized battalion and composed of seasoned Officers and Enlisted Personnel who underwent a four-week organizational training. The newly organized unit is part of the 10 Battalions that will be activated to fast tract the AFP’s peace and development efforts all over the country.
Maj. Gen. Raul M Farnacio, Commander, 8ID in his remarks, congratulated all the gallant members of Bantay Kapayapan headed by Lt. Col. Hilarion G. Palma for successfully completing the battalion organizational training. He further urged them to live up to the unit’s creed.
“As we welcome you to the battlefield, I remind all of you to perform only your duty as a disciplined soldier, establish rapport with the people, build bridges to communities and especially those that long have been under the shadow of the terrorists. We have already won significant amount of the people support especially during our effort in Mindanao and Marawi. It is our time or golden opportunity to produce decisive accomplishments against our enemies and be the best example of our profession to the Filipino people,” Maj. Gen. Farnacio stated.
Maj. Gen. Robert M. Arevalo AFP, in his message said that, “Sa inyong presensiya bilang Bantay Kapayapaan troopers dito sa lalawigan ng Eastern Visayas Region, ay naniniwala kami na malaki ang maiaambag niyo sa pagpapanatili ng kapayapaan upang lalong maging maunlad ang lugar at maiangat ang kalidad ng pamumuhay ng ating mga kababayan.”