4NYLS Opening


Tanay, Rizal –  The 4th National Youth Leadership Summit was formally opened on 8:00 am, October 24, 2017 at Bakasyunan Resort and Conference Center. The 122 participants and 36 facilitators were welcomed by the Youth for Peace and Development Movement Philippines (YPDMP) President, Mr. John Patrick Y Onggao. The keynote speaker, Col Jose Victor L Vargas Jr PAF (GSC), also the 7th CRG,CRSAFP Group Commander was introduced by the


Col Vargas’ speech focused on 4NYLS’ objectives and theme which was; “Youth Leaders, Working Towards Greater Change”. He emphasized the vital role of the youth in nation building and inspired the youth to not just talk about the change they want but act on it and be their dreams. He also give a glimpse on what will happen on the 4day summit. Moreover, he also expressed support through partnership in developing projects and conducting YLS while your AFP is protecting them at all cost.


Col Vargas to the youth leaders- “As a youth you should not forget this quality, you should not only speak of love for country but you should also take it into action. The second one is being a Responsible Citizen; being responsible is one of the many keys to success. Being responsible may be hard but it would lead you to greater heights, if you can be responsible enough to do the smallest task then you would definitely be responsible enough to complete a bigger task. The two that I have mentioned earlier are the core foundations of the third and last one, which is Peace and Development.”

The YPDMP officers and representatives, soldier facilitators and 7th CRG personnel were the secretariat for this year’s summit. Though there were only a 2 full day facis’ training, each of them contributed skill, cooperation and unity to make the activity to success.


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AFP Marawi Casualty received Php 250, 000. 00 cash donation from Rotarians

AFP Marawi Casualty received Php 250, 000 cash donations from the efforts led by the Rotary Club of Camp Aguinaldo. This is in partnership with 7th Civil Relations Group, CRSAFP headed by the Group Commander, Colonel Jose Victor Vargas Jr PAF (GSC).


The cheque was received by Lieutenant General Salvador Melchor B Mison Jr AFP, Vice Chief of Staff Armed Forces of the Philippines at the Hall of Flags, General Headquarters, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, this morning, October 13, 2017.

The Rotarians conducted a Support our Troops Concert for a cause last August 12, 2017 at Camp Crame Multipurpose Hall and its proceeds are the source of the donation.


This project will not be completed without the efforts and determination of the Rotary Clubs of: Camp Crame, Camp Panopio, Camp Karingal and Colegio de San Agustin.

The major sponsors of the concert ware: PCSO, AFPMBAI, PAFCPIC, AgroTeach, Magaworld, MTRCB, Evergreen Security, Interco, Bethsheba, RJSGIANAN Wellness and many more.

This is the way of our fellow Rotarians and civilians express deep appreciation of our WIA/KIA soldiers’ sacrifices for us and our country.





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AFP, youth hold summit vs radicalism, extremism


“The youth sector needs to do something now not tomorrow. Your role is very crucial that is why our theme is geared towards generating quick action. The youth sector is full of idealism and ambition and we have to divert that into a better perspective, for a better society. And, we intend to push that kind of values in order for you to become relevant in your community and society.”

LtCol Jo-ar Herrera
Former Spokesman, JTF-Marawi

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AFP chopper drops surrender feelers to terrorists, instructions to hostages

22339699_1669341303088969_8170261245426459666_o.jpgThe commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Western Mindanao Command (AFP-Westmincom) Monday said that aside from the 28 hostages – 12 children and 16 women – still in the hands of the Islamic Sate-inspired Maute Group, the enemy also has with them 31 to 33 of their dependents.

Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez made the revelation as the conflict in war-torn Marawi entered its 140th day.

“Based doon sa revelation na may 12 children and 16 women na bihag, may 31 or 33 dependents of Maute and Abu Sayyaf. Dala nila iyung pamilya (Aside from the 12 children and 16 women who are hostages, the Maute and Abu Sayyaf have 31 to 33 dependents. They brought with them their families),” Galvez said.

“That’s why we are calling their attention na yung lahat ng nandun (all of them there) should be separated. As much as possible non-combatants are non-military targets,” he said.



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Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) assured full support on the 4th National Youth Leadership Summit

Quezon City Philippines – Col Jose Victor Vargas Jr PAF (GSC), commander of 7th Civil Relations Group, CRSAFP  conducted a courtesy call to the Undersecretary for Special Concerns of the Department of Information and Communications Technology, BGEN Eliseo M Rio Jr. (Ret) this morning, October 10, 2017. They have discussed about the partnership for the successful conduct of 4th National Youth Leadership Summit.

DICT will give lectures about Cyber Security, Government Emergency Communication System, ICT’s Programs and Countering Violent Extremism in Social Media. These topics will be given to a hundred and twenty six (126) youth leaders and thirty three (33) facilitators coming from the 18 regions nationwide.

7th Civil Relations Group, as the implementer of this summit partners with different NGAs and NGOs to support and contribute for further empowerment of our youth sector. These youth leaders advocacy is to be catalyst of peace and actors of nation building.

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17 Hostages about to beheaded, rescued

FB_IMG_1507548446306“There are about eight to nine foreign fighters left there, they are the ones who command the remaining locals. These are suicidal (but) they want to harm the hostages”

“We were just in time in rescuing the 17 hostages, they were about to be beheaded”

-General Eduardo Año, Chief of Staff, AFP

Article from Civil Relations Service, Armed Forces of the Philippines


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No more peace talks with CPP NPA NDF


October 06, 2017, PRESIDENT Duterte said he no longer wants to talk peace with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP-NPA-NDFP).

22220048_1664615116894921_1533152206225634908_oHe said the communist group may have to wait for another president for peace negotiations.

“At this stage, I am not ready to talk to them (CPP-NPA-NDFP) because it is not good for the country… the way that it is now, ayaw ko (I don’t like) and maybe it would take some time to, maybe another president, to do it,” Duterte said at the Army’s change of command ceremony in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

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