Army to raise awareness vs insurgency in Antique youth summit
Posted: 2017-Oct-11 15.00.35 UTC+0800
SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique — Philippine Army's 61st Infantry Battalion (IB) aims to raise awareness against insurgency among the 100 participants in the Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) that will be held in Antique from October 27 to 29.
2Lt. Jennifer C. Lejano, Civil Military Operations (CMO) Officer of the PA 61IB, said during the "Talakayan" media forum Tuesday that although there is no report of any Antiqueno minor being recruited to join the insurgents, they are set to hold the YLS in Antique as preventive measures.
"The YLS is intended to raise awareness among the youth to avoid recruitment," she said.
Lejano said that 15-to 25-year-old participants from the towns of Sibalom, San Remigio, Hamtic and Sebaste will attend the three-day event with lectures, team-building activities and spiritual upliftment.
She added that Antique based on their monitoring is peaceful, where the New People's Army rebels just pass by as the province is interconnected with Iloilo and Aklan provinces.
The army officer, however, urged the public as well as the media to provide them with information of any NPA sighting as part of securing the province. (PNA)