Army calls for unity, cooperation on Araw ng Kagitingan 

April 10, 2022 by No Comments

“LET us unite.”This was the message of 303rd Infantry Brigade Commander Brigadier General Inocencio Pasaporte Saturday, April 9, 2022, on the occasion of the Araw ng Kagitingan.Pasaporte said Negrenses can overcome today’s challenges in a way that will move the rest of Negros Island and even the country along a straight path towards a more just, harmonious and prosperous future.“We honor the many allies who fought and continue to fight with us to this day, even our modern coronavirus (Covid-19) frontline heroes (as well as) those who have stood by our country in its battle against insurgency, especially the Negrenses,” he said.Pasaporte stressed the need to remain guided by shared values of democracy, freedom and the rule of law.For his part, Lieutenant Colonel Arnel Calaoagan, executive officer of the 303rd Brigade, said April 9 is the commemoration of the fall of Bataan, the culmination of a bloody battle for the Philippines —the last standing free nation in Eastern Asia during World War II.Calaoagan said the stout and stubborn defense mounted by the courageous Filipino soldiers inspired strong resistance against expansionist ambitions throughout the world, especially at home, where many continued the struggle until the day of the country’s liberation.“Our veterans serve as our inspiration to continue serving our people and securing our land, our country from the enemies that will take away our liberation,” the army official added.Calaoagan along with Councilor Renecito Novero attended the wreath-laying ceremony at the monument of the unknown soldier at the Bacolod City Public plaza Saturday.