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Dumaguete City, Philippines Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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79th IB gets award, new rifles
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

The 79 th Infantry “Masaligan” Battalion, based in Camp Leon Kilat in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, received the Battalion of Excellence Award as well as newly procured carbine 5.56 mm R4 A3 rifles.

The ceremonial handover of the guns Sunday was led by Maj. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, commanding officer of the 3 rd Infantry Division, in the presence of 303 rd Brigade commander, Col. Francisco Delfin, 79 th IB commanding officer, Lt Col Harold Anthony Pascua,  and Gov. Roel Degamo.

Guerrero said the activity marked the fulfilment of one of the major thrusts of the Philippine Army to professionalize the organization, in terms of the competence of their men and upgrade their capability.

Sillimanian finalist
in piano contest

A graduate of Silliman University's College of Performing and Visual Arts advances to the championship round of the 2015 piano competition of the National Music Competition for Young Artists, set November 24, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, a press release from the school said.

Ricardo Abapo Jr., who finished his undergraduate degree in music, major in piano in 2013, will compete with four other finalists in the championship round for category C in piano. He is the only finalist from outside Manila.

NAMCYA is a national program that seeks to discover and develop young Filipino musicians through competitions and a series of workshops and training.

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