Oro Christian students Visits 4ID

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City – For the first time since the pandemic in 2020, the 4th Infantry Division once again held a Static/Kinetic Display and Peace Concert as part of the educational field trip of a school from Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

A total of seventy (70) teachers and Grade 11 students of Oro Christian Grace School headed by Mr. Adrian B. Corpin, Senior High School Teacher and Civic Culture Subject Coordinator, made a field trip to Camp Edilberto Evangelista, the Home of 4th Infantry Division (Diamond Troopers) of the Philippine Army.

The 4ID spearheaded by Lt. Col. Reynald Rommel Goce, the Assistant Chief of Staff for Civil-Military Operations, G7 provided the visitors a first-hand opportunity to know their Army up close and a glimpsed of the soldier’s roles and capabilities  during the static display and were warmly welcomed and entertained by the 4ID Band through a free concert.

“We showcased a capability demonstration of Infantry Squad composed of nine (9) female soldiers and displayed different armaments, weapons, and mobility assets to include information booths. With this, we aim to provide the participants with an idea of the Army and its traditional and non-traditional roles. Likewise, we aim to inspire them to make good with their education and someday kindle their patriotic spirit to serve the people and this country,” Lt. Col. Goce added.

Meanwhile, Mr. Corpin expressed his profound gratitude to the 4ID leadership for the warm reception and the presentations to include the exceeded expectation on the preparation intended for them. “We wanted the students to be aware of what the Philippine Army has to offer, to be on the frontline fighting the enemies to serve and secure the land. We were very amazed, these students portrayed the Army as always at the frontline, war-fighting, but little do they know that soldiers have much to offer such as educational services, giving back to the community, and other services that can be related to the strands that they took up,” he added.

One of the students, Ivan Benedict Asuncion, said that he learned new things and understand how the soldiers operate and perform their duties. “It was a very fun and a new learning experience for everyone. Not only that we learned what they do, but we also grasp the idea of what they use and how to apply in the military. I have a good impression because at least we know our country is in good hands because of them. I plan to be one if possible,” He said.

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