Youth from Northern Samar empowered by soldiers


LOPE DE VEGA, Northern Samar –The 63rd Infantry (Innovator) Battalion under the leadership of Lt. Col Carmelito T Pangatungan has successfully spearheaded the youth symposium in Lope De Vega and Rosario Lim National High School both of Catarman Northern Samar on February 11, 2016.

The symposium is anchored on “IPSP Bayanihan” through intensified stakeholders engagement. The Army facilitated lectures on the New People Army’s (NPA) machination and deceptive strategies in luring the youth into the senseless, and irrelevant armed struggle. Also, the Philippine National Police (PNP) gave lectures on anti- illegal drugs while, Technical Educational Skills Development Association(TESDA) presented the available vocational courses and trainings to improve the social well-being of the youth.

Subsequently, the Philippine Military Academy donated 400 books to supplement the learning’s and access on reading materials to level up the education of our youth in Catarman.

Lt. Col. Pangatungan, gives priority on its information campaign to the youth sector since they are the most vulnerable target of communist insurgent recruitment and encourage the youth to become active partners in peace building since they are the future leaders and hope of tomorrow.

“It is good to be aware of the social issues of our country and express desire for change but it is not right to bear arms in finding solution for social reform”. Pangatungan added.

SOURCE: Dpao Stormtroopers

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