BAGUIO CITY, May 26 (PIA) -- The Philippine Army (PA) last week held a capability demonstration and information caravan at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) to inspire the cadets on their journey as future officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
The roadshow showcasing the Army's latest technology and skills also served as a send-off activity to the PMA "Mabalasik" Class of 2019 graduating on May 26.
The Army showed their effectiveness and efficiency on explosive and hazardous materials facilitation and disposal, hostage rescue operation, medic action to casualties, and enemy neutralization, and with the military working dogs. They also displayed their skills in urban warfare missions and rescue operations.
In the same event, the PA promoted reservist, celebrity Matteo Guidicelli to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant presided by Army Chief Lt. Gen. Macairog Alberto.
Guidicelli joined the Army as a reservist in April with a rank of Private. He will undergo training in the elite Scout Ranger Camp Pecson in Bulacan this month.
"I got associated and interested with the Armed Forces of the Philippines on how they help in the community and society so I enlisted in the Army Reserve Command to do my part as a Filipino citizen," Guidicelli said.
Joining the Army Reserve Command is a way of contributing to the country that is why I support the call of our President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to restore the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, he added.
The reserve force is a voluntary service to the country especially in times of emergencies and calamities. (JDP/JBZ- PIA CAR)