Army battalion in Aurora launch youth awareness programs
The Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion (91IB) in Aurora province has launched youth awareness programs in the fight against communist insurgency.
In a Philippine News Agency report, Lt. Col. Julito Recto Jr., acting 91IB commanding officer, said lectures in different schools served to warn young people about the danger of recruitment into the armed movement.
Some 100 senior high school students of Mariano D. Marquez Memorial National High School and their parents in Barangay Simbahan, Dinalungan town listened to talks on Friday.
“Our youth are very vulnerable to false ideologies since they are innocent and easy targets for manipulation,” Recto said in the PNA report.
“They must be educated enough to avoid being recruited by communist terrorist groups which have disguised tactics for development and reform. But their real agenda is to destroy the government and the future of the youth, especially those residing in depressed and isolated areas,” he said.
Recto encouraged parents and teachers to disseminate correct information on the sincerity of the government in promoting sustainable peace and development, especially in the geographically isolated areas of the province.
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