Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Army holds Muslim Youth Leadership Summit in Banaybanay

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, September 26 (PIA) - - The Philippine Army‘s 701st Infantry Brigade (IB) based in Mati City conducted on September 22-25, the Muslim Youth Leadership Summit at the Municipal Gymnasium, Brgy. Poblacion, Banaybanay, Davao Oriental. 

Around 120 youth leaders from the provinces of Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley participated in the summit with the theme, "Engage, Unite, Ignite".

The summit was a partnership activity of the brigade, Youth for Peace Movement in Davao Oriental (YFPMDO), Department of Health (DOH), provincial government of Davao Oriental and local government unit of Banaybanay.

701st IB commander, Col. Bienvenido Datuin Jr. stressed the role of the youth in the whole-of – the-nation approach for peace in development.

Colonel Datuin also emphasized the convergence gorged by the public and the Philippine Army as a potent component in nation building.

Also present during opening of the summit were Banaybanay Mayor Adalia Lopez-Tambuang, Brgy Captain of Poblacion Reynante Madanlo and 28th Infantry Battalion commander Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Zagala.

The brigade also conducted the 1st Indigenous People Youth Leadership Summit last April 23-27 in Baganga, Davao Oriental. (PIA11, Michael Uy/701st Kagitingan Brigade)

Source: Michael Uy 

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