From the Philippine Information Agency (Oct 31, 2019): ELCAC finds partners with former AFP servicemen in Eastern Samar
BORONGAN CITY —The 14th Infantry (Avenger) Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, (8th ID), Philippine Army found partners to push End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) with former army servicemen.
In the Former AFP Servicemen Summit held recently, the 14th IB gathered some 130 former AFP servicemen.
Under the leadership of LTC Jasper Justito M. Pecson, commanding officer of the battalion, the 130 former AFP Servicemen(Retired/Discharged/Separated) committed to help their former organization to support the fight to end insurgency.
LTC Jasper Justito M. Pecson, commanding officer of the battalion urged the 130 former AFP Servicemen(Retired/Discharged/Separated) to help their former organization to support the fight to end insurgency. (14th IB/ Phil. Army)
“We updated them on the current thrust of the AFP and the government as a whole to end the local communist armed conflict,” said Pecson in a text message.
They were also reminded of their roles on peace and development in the province as former member of the AFP and also on nation building activities.
The organizers also invited the different financial Institutions from Philippine Army Finance Center Producers Integrated Cooperative(PAFCPIC), Armed Forces of the Philippines Savings and Loan Association (AFPSLAI) and ACDI Multi-Purpose Cooperative to update them on the policies and services offered for the former servicemen to support their finances.
The financial institutions also distributed early Christmas gifts to the attendees.
The activity also enhanced the camaraderie between the former AFP member and the active personnel through exchange of ideas, experiences and lessons learned.
“We thank them for their cooperation and commitment as they continue to support the AFP in attaining peace and security in the province of Eastern Samar,” said Pecson. (PIA–Eastern Samar with reports from the 14th IB, PA)