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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Tabak Division hosts Regional Youth Leadership Summit

By Gideon C. Corgue

PAGADIAN CITY – Some 56 youth leaders from the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Norte,  Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, and Misamis Occidental participated in the Regional Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) held at Farmers’ Haven, Barangay Dao, this city on July 29-31.

Major Richard Enciso, newly-installed Division Public Affairs Office (DPAO) chief said the event was organized by the 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, Philippine Army which aims to promote a culture of peace, enhance leadership qualities, and strengthen nationalism among the participants.

The army official said during the 3-day activity, series of workshops and lectures on leadership skills, values, spiritual enlightenment, team building and other topics that support the commitment of the AFP in youth development were discussed.

He said the YLS is a priority program of the AFP designed to shape the future of our youth and at the same time, to instill in their minds and hearts the spirit of patriotism, nationalism, and social responsibility.

“Ang 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division sa pangunguna ni MGen. Gerardo F. Barrientos ay nagpapatupad sa programa ng AFP sa mga kabataan dahil sila ay magiging pinuno natin sa hinaharap,” Enciso said.

(The 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division under the leadership of MGen. Gerardo F. Barrientos implemented this program for the youth because they are our future leaders).

During the summit, Enciso said the Tabak division have teamed up with the  1st Field Artillery Battalion, Army Artillery Regiment and 1st Cavalry Squadron, Mechanized Infantry Division, Philippine Army. Troopers performed capability demonstration and provided static display of equipment to the participants for them to explore, familiarize and have a glance of the unit facilities and resources.