(The Philippine Star) | Updated September 13, 2017
MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is spending P853.5 million for ammunition of 105 mm howitzer.
The Philippine Army bids and awards committee set the pre-bid conference for 28,450 artillery rounds today.
Lt. Col. Ray Tiongson, chief of the Army’s public affairs office, said the procurement of ammunition is not because of the conflict in Marawi. He said the military is not running low on ammunition due to the ongoing fighting with Maute militants.
Tiongson said the procurement of ammunition is a regular operational requirement of troops in the field.
”We are advancing our procurement based on projected requirements,” Tiongson said. “We have to maintain the basic loads of our artillery units as well as our reserve ammunition.”
“When you go home, tell them of us that for their tomorrow we gave our today.”
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A Prayer for Soldiers
Brave warriors, should fate find us in battle,
May our cause be just.
May our leaders have clear vision.
May our courage not falter.
May we be triumphant an earn victory
as we show mercy to our enemies.
May our efforts bring lasting peace.
May our sacrifice be always appreciated by those we serve.
May we return to our loved ones unharmed.
Should we be harmed, may our wounds heal.
Should we perish in the struggle,
may God embrace us and find for us a place in His Kingdom.
GENERAL Eduardo Año, Armed Forces chief-of-staff told the wounded soldiers that the AFP is proud of them for the gallantry they demonstrated while in the tour of duty. “The Armed Forces of the Philippines is proud of you. Get well soon, brave soldiers,” Año told the wounded soldiers and militiamen he visited on Saturday at Camp Navarro General Hospital, Zamboanga city. Año awarded medals to five wounded soldiers and three militiamen during his visit to them. The recipients of the wounded personnel medal (WPM) were the following soldiers: Staff Sergeant Junifel Pangasian; Sergeant Al-Muktar Sali; Corporal Ayatulla Hamid; Private Arjone Bano; and, Sergeant Yusop Nahudan. The three militiamen who received WPM medal were Mole Icasama, Lito Lalag and Charlie Alejandro. They were wounded in separate firefights against the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Basilan province; the New People’ Army Rebels in Zamboanga del Norte; and, the Maute group in Marawi City. “We are seeing the end of the Marawi armed conflict with more than 560 terrorists slain in the battle area. We see this as an opportunity to end terrorism and bring the defeat of threat groups in Basilan, Sulu, Marawi, and Maguindanao,” Año told the troops during his visit. “These are times when we really feel the support of our countrymen, which is very rewarding for us, soldiers,” he added. He also commended Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez, Jr., Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) chief, for the successful offensives against the ASG and the local terrorists within the joint area of operations. “I further laud our medical personnel for giving their service to our battle casualties. We owe our success to the brave soldiers, to the commanders, and our stakeholders,” he said. Año arrived from Basilan, shortly after he visited the troops at the headquarters of the Army’s 104th Infantry Brigade in Camp Luis Biel, III in the village of Tabiawan, Isabela City. He was accompanied by Galvez; Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, Commander of the Joint Task Force Sulu; Brigadier Custodio Parcon, Jr., Commander of the Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi; and Colonel Leonel Nicolas, Commander of the Joint Task Force Zamboanga. Año was also given an update on the ongoing offensives against the threat groups within the area of operations of Wesmincom. (SunStar Philippines)
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This day marks the opening of the 7th Regional Youth Leadership Summit of the National Capital Region. This summit aimed to raise awareness, deepens nationalism and become agents of positive change.
Participants are composed of 70 Muslim-Chirstian Youth Leaders from NCR who will be great partners of peace, positive change to lead.
This summit is facilitated by 7th Civil Relations Group, CRSAFP led by Colonel Jose Victor Vargas Jr PAF (GSC) under the operational control of Joint Task Force NCR AFP held at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) was a civilian initiated event to pay tribute to honor our Fallen and Wounded Soldiers who fought for us, Filipinos. This event was supported and witnessed by Major General Melquiades L Feliciano AFP, Deputy Chief of Staff for CMO, J7 with the officers and personnel of Philippine National Police. Our dear soldiers, police officers and their dependents were invited to watch this live to show the Civilian’s appreciation and support for our troops. This was held at Smart Araneta Coliseum on August 12, 2017. It was a fund raising activity led by JCI Manila. Some of its proceeds will be donated to AFP Health Service Command.
Hosted by Nick Echevarria
Hosted by COL GERARDO ZAMUDIO with Ms Belle Lasaten