Bacolod: 188 CAAs to beef up Negros territorial forces

photo courtesy of The Visayan Daily Star

Bacolod City – The Philippine Army outposts in Negros Island hinterland barangays are expected to be further boosted by the deployment of 188 Cafgu Active Auxiliaries, who completed Basic Military Training on May 31 in Brgy. La Granja, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental.

The 188 CAAs have been trained by the 3rd Infantry Division Training School, led by its commandant, Lt. Col. Erwin Cariño.

In a statement, Brig. Gen. Orlando Edralin, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, who was the guest of honor during the graduation rites, emphasized that the essence of CAA training goes beyond physical endurance and tactical skills.

It is about instilling in them the core values that define a true soldier of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Edralin said, adding that they have been also taught the importance of courtesy and discipline, respect for human rights, and the proper values that are essential for upholding the integrity and honor of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

He also reminded them that their uniform and firearms are not just a symbol of authority and power, but also a symbol of greater responsibility, and expectation to do their best in the performance of their mandated duties in protecting and serving the people and their community. (Gilbert Bayoran via The Visayan Daily Star)

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