ALABEL, Sarangani (September 11, 2022) - Governor Rogelio "Ruel" D. Pacquiao, represented by Provincial Administrator Atty. Ryan Ramos, recognized the importance of the Philippine Navy Reservists during the Joint Opening Ceremony of the Marine Reservist Orientation Training (MROT) Class 01-22 and 02-22 and Disaster Emergency Response Training (DEART) Class 02-22 and 03-22 to the Philippine Navy Reservists of Sarangani Province.
In his message, the governor commended the Philippine Navy, Naval Reserve Command of Eastern Mindanao in capacitating our Reserve Force.
He acknowledged, "The MROT and DEART programs give flesh and blood to what is envisioned by our Constitution. Both are designed to inculcate patriotism, all while strengthening ethical and spiritual values."
The activity, which was held at the SPEU Gym at the Capitol Compound in Alabel, was conducted on September 9. It was attended by Commander Ronald Rey Labastida of the Naval Reserve Center- Eastern Mindanao (NRCen-EM), Course Director Lieutenant Romulo Mendoza, and other officials of the NRCen-EM.
A total of 84 trainees, 25 of which are employees of the Provincial Government of Sarangani, will undergo intensive lectures and exercises. As reservists, they will serve as force multipliers in the event of war, invasion, and rebellion. They will be trained to respond without hesitation during the conduct of relief and rescue during disaster, calamities and other emergencies. (Joana Grace Banting-Lapore/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)