A new set of soldiers completed their military training last July 30, 2018 at the Division Training School in Barangay Semba, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. The Siklab Class 536-2018 is composed of 264 graduates gallant soldier whom, five took their oath on March 24, 2018 at the 4th Infantry Division in Cagayan de Oro City, nine at the 10th Infantry Division on March 9, 2018 in Mawab, Compostella Valley, and the rest at the 6th Infantry Division on March 16, 2018.
The new breed of soldiers underwent a rigorous 4-month military training divided into 3 modules, namely: Transformation, Basic Squad Training, and Application of Knowledge in accordance to Army Transformation Roadmap. Aside from these, the recruits also took classes on army soldiers’ combat skills enhancement, explosive ordnance reconnaissance agent, pekiti tirsia kali, disaster response and rescue, water search and rescue, and air to ground operations.
Candidate Soldier (CS) Wenfer S. Parreno topped this batch’s graduates with a general average of 95% from academic and non-academic subjects followed by CS Kelvin Clyde L. Regidor with a general average of 94.77% and CS Crislyn B. Monterde with a general average of 94.76%.
CS Aguinaldo E. Plarisan obtained the highest rating in the Physical Fitness Test with the general average of 98% all throughout the duration of the training.
For the special awards, CS Arce C. Nabos received the Top Gun award who obtained the highest rating in Basic Marksmanship with general average of 100% while CS Aguinaldo E. Plarisan received the Leadership award for demonstrating an outstanding attitude, military knowledge and exemplary military bearing in the class.
Division Governance and Strategy Management Office Chief Colonel Jovencio F. Gonzalez, reminded the new soldiers that whatever they learned from their training must be shared with their fellow soldiers when they will be deployed to their new assignments and that they should remain with good attitude, skills, and knowledge.
“The more you sweat in training, the lesser you bleed in battle”, Colonel Gonzales added.
6th Infantry Division Commander BGen Cirilito E. Sobejana, applauded the 264 new soldiers for completing their rigorous training that equipped them with skills and knowledge for future missions as an enlisted personnel of the Philippine Army.
The Commander said that the new soldiers should love their chosen profession and focus on their job to help in the effort of the government to achieve long and lasting peace in Central Mindanao.
The new soldiers are composed of 29 females and 235 males coming from the different regions of Mindanao.