Officials ink students immersion program with PA 91st battalion


By Jason de Asis

BALER, Aurora-The Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion in the province of Aurora entered into a memorandum of partnership agreements (MOPA) with the Wesleyan University-Philippines Aurora Campus to support a goal-oriented immersion program for Grade 12 academic strand Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) students as future men in uniformed held on Monday, (March 4) at the H91IB, Camp Jaime P. Bitong Sr, Barangay Calabuanan in this town.

Lt. Col. Julito B. Recto, Jr., commander of 91st IB said that it’s a blessing the signing of MOPA and to have them work at the home of the battalion that can observe some administrative, logistics work, research and other school projects they should complete.

“This also enables our soldiers to teach and imbibe in them the knowledge of how the battalion operates in a real setting and better understand its respective offices,” Recto said.

He said that the battalion is grateful to the university’s administrator and mentors for recognizing them as one of their partners. On the other hand, school administrator Reverend Dr. Hilario C. Gonzales, Jr. encouraged the students to continue to study and do not waste the opportunity to learn inside the battalion.

“Talk to everyone in their respective departments so that all of you will learn something new to fulfil your aspirations in life,” Gonzales said. He is also hoping that the immersion program will continue to instill and to develop the students serving the people and the community. WU-P student Rochelle Ganiban said that they are very grateful for the partnership agreement with the battalion.

“We are conducting school-based orientation conducted by our teacher to impart different tasks and activities including on-the-job training or immersion that will develop us to improve our lives. We are ready to experience kindness that you prepare for us. Thank you,” she said.

Under the said program particularly in the signed agreement, students who are thinking of pursuing to become a member of the military will spend 80 hours from March to April to be with Sinagtala Battalion purposely to help them decide on their future career.

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