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Friday, December 12, 2014

Bayog town officials, employees undergo BSP basic training course

By Claro A. Lanipa

BAYOG, Zamboanga del Sur - “You will become messengers of peace not only in Mindanao but also to the whole country if you will adhere to the guiding principles of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP),” said Mayor Leonardo L. Babasa Jr. in his welcome message during opening of the three-day Basic Training Course for adult leaders held at the municipal gymnasium here last Dec. 5-7.

Some 170 municipal officials and employees participated in the said training which was spearheaded by the municipal government in coordination with the Boy Scouts of the Philippine (BSP)-Zamboanga del Sur-Pagadian City Council.

The training facilitators were composed of Erwin A.Lopez who served as assistant trainor course leader, Course of Managers’ Learning head Arkhe Vin Leigh Valdez, Wood Badge Scouts Bladie Sabueva-Wood Badge Jaime Lorel Dablo, Milagros A. Uba and Ryan S. Imbing. They were assisted by DepEd Bayog District Boyscouts Leaders.

The training covered lectures on spiritual activity, how to handle flag raising ceremony, study on bandaging, basic knots, flag code, camp cooker, camp layout and proper disposal of flag.

Council Scout Executive Eriberto Sumalinog also told the participants: “This is  first of its kind, no other local government unit in the Philippines has conceptualized a BSP Training Course for LGU officials and employees; it’s only in Bayog!” (with reports from Bernadine A. Gabawan/PIO-Bayog)