Building a Better Society Through Youth Leadership Summit

Youth Society is like an organism, an individual is a cell. If cells are good organism it is good naturally. With this premise, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) believe that young people is like a good organism and or plant that when you cultivate, prune, and water it, they will grow naturally.

Through the years your AFP engages the youth sector through the YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT (YLS). This summit is an avenue for the AFP and Philippine National Police and other agencies to cascade their peace and development advocacies, likewise deepening nationalism and promoting responsible citizenry.

On May 25-30 2018, the Joint Task Force National Capital Region, Armed Forces of the Philippines (JTFNCR, AFP) through 7th Civil Relations Group, Civil Relations Service Armed Forces of the Philippines (7th CRG, CRSAFP) facilitated the 8th Regional Youth Leadership Summit (RYLS) composed of 63 Youth Leaders from the 15 cities and 1 municipality of Metro Manila.

RYLS’ prime objectives were to promote sensitivity in cultural and religious differences and building the culture of peace to sustain development in our society.49 Christians and 14 Muslims youth leaders participated in the training. Our Muslim brothers and sister while observing Ramadan, established rapport and harmonized relationship with the majority.

This training opened the door to a unique and remarkable training experience of our Youth Leaders extending acceptance, respect and understanding on the differences on culture and religious beliefs. Aside from the lectures provided, team building activities indeed mold and deepen their leadership skills and potentials while being sensitive and respectful to others’ perception and practices.

Thinking of it as a small society where the Christians are the majority and Muslims are the minority represents the whole of the Philippines where people are dynamic as well as the cultures, traditions and beliefs but it is never impossible to work together with unity because after all we are all Filipinos.

By KC and LC

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Army deploys more troops for Marawi rehabilitation

Army deploys more troops for Marawi rehabilitation

The Philippine Army deployed additional troops to augment its initiatives in the ongoing rehabilitation efforts of war-devastated Marawi City.

The 12th Civil-Military Operation Battalion, Philippine Army along with “Hijab” troopers left Manila after a send-off ceremony at Villamor Air Base, Pasay City on Thursday, June 21, 2018.

The additional troops will be placed under operational control of the Joint Task Force Ranao.

The 12th Civil-Military Operation Battalion consists 105 soldiers troopers will be tasked to assist Joint Task Force Ranao in establishing a safe and secured environment to give way for the recovery, reconstruction, and rehabilitation (RRR) efforts undertaken by Task Force Bangon Marawi.

The said soldiers will also be tasked to focus in addressing the recruitment, exploitation of the youth, and espoused violent extremism undertaken by remnants of the ISIS-Maute terrorist group.

The 25 “Hijab” troopers will be tasked to help local government units and other concerned agencies in facilitating the needs and requirements of internally displaced persons, conduct peace education and psycho-social intervention in support of Joint Task Force Ranao’s civil-military operations.

They were called “Hijab Troopers”, because they wore Hijab head covers as a symbol of being one with the Muslim women and as a sign of respect for the Maranao communities.

“The Philippine Army will remain steadfast in performing its mandate, to serve the people and in securing the land. Despite of the prevailing security challenges, we will keep our word to support and extend our very best for the immediate recovery of Marawi,” said Philippine Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Louie Villanueva.

The 12th Civil Military Operations Battalion, together with additional Hijab Troopers arrived on the same day at the Laguindingan Airport, Cagayan De Oro City.

They soldiers were received by Col. Romeo Brawner, Deputy Commander of Joint Task Force Ranao.

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53 IB Troops distributed slippers and school supplies at Subanen Elementary School

by : Fiftythird Infantry Matapat Battalion

“We go to mountains not only to find the enemy but also to bridge the gap of education at the farflung barangays”

Distribution of slippers and school supplies @ Brgy Lisson Valley, Pagadian City

 Fiftythird Infantry Matapat Battalion

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7 Soldiers from EastMinCom received Gallantry Award

by: Civil Relations Service AFP

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. has conferred awards to seven officers and enlisted personnel in Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) for their bravery.

Galvez visited Eastmincom in Naval Station Felix Apolinario, Panacan, Davao City Monday, June 4.

First Lt. Francis Hernaez of 66th Infantry Battalion was given with Gold Cross Medal for his gallantry in action during an encounter against the New People’s Army (NPA) in New Bataan, Compostela Valley Province on January 20.

Capt. Nilo Ramones Jr., 1Lt. Joesepher Ansay, and SSg. Forferio Barotas received the Silver Cross Medal Award “for acts of heroism not involving directly with the threat group but involving risk of life which led to the capture of NPA terrorists,” Eastmincom said.

Galvez also awarded the Military Merit Medal to three personnel for their combat accomplishments.

1Lt. Jayson Pariñas was awarded for his meritorious act during a firefight with the NPA in Kitaotao, Bukidnon on May 10; Cpl. Mescach Aynaga, for his individual act of gallantry when his group encountered the rebels on December 2, 2017 at Lake Sebu, South Cotabato during a combat patrol; and Cpl. Nurhan Palias, for his act of gallantry during the encounter in Montevista, Compostela Valley Province.34794707_1944036788948369_1616948457006694400_n (1)

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AFP holds 8th Regional Youth Leadership Summit (RYLS)

By: Paulynne DelaCruz

General Headquarters, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, QC – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) organizes the 8th RYLS – National Capital Region (NCR) that will take place on May 25-27, 2018 at Joint Task Force – NCR Headquarters.

Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) is an annual event by the AFP designed to equip the Filipino youth in promoting and upholding good citizenry. It further seeks to mold them in leadership, peace, nationalism, cultural sensitivity, among others which are significant factors in pursuit of national stability and development.

“NCR Youth, United for Peace”, as this year’s theme is aiming towards ending cultural and spiritual boundaries between Christianity and Islam, as well as deepen the understanding of their beliefs in bringing them to one accord. For this reason, the 8th RYLS will be attended by 70 participants, divided accordingly to Christian and Muslim influences, who are ages 18-22 years old residing in NCR.

Further, the 8th RYLS include lectures on the roles of youth in advocating for leadership, security threat assessment, and cultural and religious consciousness. This is also an avenue to gather together equally talented and skillful young minds and develop esprit de corps among them through team-building activities.


his activity is spearheaded by Joint Task Force – NCR and 7th Civil Relations Group in collaboration with other AFP units, Youth for Peace and Development Movement Philippines, National Youth Commission, NCR Police Office, Department of Interior and Local Government Unit, Bureau of Plant Industry, Rotary Club of Pasong Tamo, Teach Peace Build Peace, and Calriger Technologies.

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Maute terror group sniper, Arrested

Maute sniper arrested in Quezon City.
Unday Macadatu being a notorious sniper of the Maute terror group was arrested after months of hiding and resting in Metro Manila. He was listed 509th in the Martial Law General Order Number 1 which calls for the apprehension of personalities involved in Marawi seige.

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Gov’t Troops and CPP-NPA Clash in Davao del Sur

NPA terrorists who planned to extort business sectors, known through a report from a concerned citizen, were thwarted by gov’t troops. This resulted to the death of Julito Pueblas “alias Taghoy” and seisure of M16 rifle, 3 IEDs and 2 rifle grenades. Wounded also from the encounter was identified as Jessa Lumana.

“We are calling the NPA terrorists who are still hiding to surrender peacefully in the folds of law, bring down your firearms and avail of the government programs intended for you. You deserve to live happily with your family.

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