NAVFORSOL commemorates 7th foundation anniversary
by DF Nieva
Legazpi City (14 October) -- Commodore Joel Babas AFP, commander of Naval Forces Southern Luzon (NAVFORSOL) led the culmination of the 7th Foundation Anniversary through a series of simple but meaningful activities last October 5 at the navy headquarters here.
In his message to the Fleet-Marine Team, Babas stressed, "We will work as a pride of the Philippine Navy and as a vital partner of Southern Luzon Command towards peace and progress in our area of operations.
Babas added, "We must stand together as one with one heart for us to face all of the challenges that lie ahead. As God Gives to see the light, let us drive to finish the work we have at hand. We must do everything which would foster real peace between the command and other units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and so with the civilian sector."
Earlier, the command led several activities benefiting Team NAVFORSOL and its foremost stakeholders, the community, highlighted by tree planting, feeding program, Handog sa Kapus- Palad, media night, and the anniversary ball.
On the other hand, NAVFORSOL ladies, led by Mrs. Josie Babas, spearheaded an Outreach Program for the Special Education Center here, with a feeding program and orientation on dental hygiene. The children were also treated to a day filled with laughter.
Furthermore, "Handog Para sa mga Kapus Palad" was formally launched with Social Action Center (SAC) and United Nations Youth Association of the Philippines (UNAP) as conduit partners. The program intends to give wheelchair to deserving beneficiaries from indigent families in Bicol.
To help sustain, further strengthen relationship, and express gratitude to the unwavering support of the media, the Public Affairs Office of NAVFORSOL, lead by Lt Darwin F Nieva PN, hosted a night for the press people.
Finally, NAVFORSOL personnel, together with their families, were ushered to a time honored tradition Navy Anniversary Ball. The activity was held at the newly rehabilitated "Fleet-Marine Quarterdeck" a newly refurbished facility that shall cater to activities to uplift the moral and welfare of personnel. (NAVFORSOL/PIA) [top]