BACOLOD City – A registered nurse from Calatrava, Negros Occidental emerged number one among 96 army trainees who underwent the Candidate Soldier Course (CSC) Class 291-2011 in Camp Peralta, Jamindan, Capiz.
Marc Henri Fermin from Barangay Look, Calatrava in northern Negros opted to join the Philippine Army and with other PA trainees cross-trained with Jungle Welfare Mountain Operation Course (JWMOC).
He graduated with a general average of 90.26% in all evaluated subjects both academic and non-academic in the training conducted from December 2, 2012 to May 16, 2012.
Fermin received the Commander 3rd Infantry Division Award.
Major General Jose Mabanta Jr, 3ID Commander, congratulated the people who spent for the training of the new breed of soldiers.
Mabanta also welcomed the new soldiers to the Spearhead family and reminded them of the great responsibilities that come with their enlistment into the regular force of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Other awardees include Benjie Artuz from Brgy Agdahon, Cuartero, Capiz, a graduate of BS Criminology and a board passer, received the Chief of Staff 3ID Award for graduating number two; Kenneth Edmun Hilongos from Poblacion 1, Purok Datu Kaka, Cotabato City, a graduate of Associate in Computer Science, received the Commandant 3rd Division Training Unit Award for graduating number three; and Johnry Bryan Villafuerte from Brgy Managupaya, Banate, Iloilo, received the Physical Proficiency Award for obtaining the highest rating in Physical Fitness Test throughout the duration of the training. (Dolly Yasa)