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PIA Press Release
2008/11/21

CGPA vows to provide Army soldiers all support requirements

ICC Iligan City (21 November) -- The Philippine Army will continue to find ways to provide the soldiers with all the support requirements that they need within the capacity of its available resources.

Thus assured Lt. Gen. Victor Ibrado, PA Commanding General, during the recent ground-breaking for the construction of the Enlisted Personnel (EP) Barracks at the 3rd Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (103rd Bde), PA Headquarters in Kampo Ranao, Marawi City.

He said the Army will ensure that priority in the use of these resources will be for the well-being of the soldiers and the accomplishments of their mandates, hence, the realization of the project.

"The recently completed building facilities in the camp, which was constructed, courtesy of the Lanao del Sur Provincial Government, gave us this good start to the pursuit of our vision," Ibrado told the troops of 103rd Bde led by Col. Rey C. Ardo, the Brigade Commander.

Hence, he said, it is only fitting that the support facilities, such as billeting, also be given a longer-lasting and more durable structure to go with the permanent ones used for official operations and administrative activities newly completed within the camp.

He said he is hopeful that the construction of the EP Barracks will be completed very soon so that it will allow its beneficiaries and the transient occupants to have a better living condition, better performance in their soldierly duties by quickly responding to the needs of our fellowmen

Addressing the troops, Ibrado said "We expect this to serve as inspiration for you to work even harder. And to those who will be occupying this facility once it is completed, I count on each one of you to maintain it so it can also serve future generations of Army soldiers after you have served your tour of duty here."

Measuring 9 m. x 38 m. with a total floor area of 342 sq.m., the EP Barracks which can accommodate more or less 120 EP's, will have the basic amenities of toilets and baths, wash area and a day room.

It is targeted to be finished in 120 calendar days, the construction of which will be undertaken by the 547th Engineer Construction Battalion (ECB), Philippine Army. (RCA/PIA 10) [top]

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