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Jungle Fighters celebrate Oktoberfest

CAMP GEN MATEO CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal – The 2nd Infantry (Jungle Fighter) Division, Philippine Army along with its stakeholders celebrated the Oktoberfest inside its Headquarters for three (3) days on October 23-25, 2015 dubbed as “2ID-MSAB Oktoberfest 2015” with a theme, “Winning Partners for Peace and Development.” The activity started with a Parade at around 6:30AM on October 23 followed by the Opening Ceremony with Hon Mel Senen S Sarmiento, the Chairperson of the Philippine Army Multi-Sector Advisory Board, at the same time, the DILG Secretary as the Guest of Honor and Speaker. Right after the said ceremony is the Street Dance Competition participated by the different 2ID Team Colors and other invited participants from different stakeholders. On the afternoon of the first day, the Charity Bingo which was sponsored by the PAGCOR was successfully conducted and participated by thousands of individuals. The second day started with a “Fun Run” which started at around 5:00AM. More than 600 runners from different parts of the region participated on the said event. At around 9:30AM, all participants and visitors enjoyed the Fun Games. The much awaited Battle of the Bands sponsored by San Miguel Corporation rocked everyone on the evening with the participation of different bands from the security and other sectors, and the live performance of Siakol Band. On the last day of the activity, a Marching Band Competition of various Marching Bands from the Province of Rizal was conducted. This was immediately followed by the Closing Ceremony with Hon. Rebecca “Nini” A Ynares, Governor, Province of Rizal as the Guest of Honor and Speaker who was represented by his Provincial Administrator, Atty Jorge Bernardo. A traditional boodlefight for lunch was prepared for everyone after the closing ceremony. MGen Romeo G Gan AFP, Commander, 2ID expressed his deep appreciation to the success of the said activity. “The success of our activity is a manifestation of our strong allegiance to one another which is integral in sustaining peace and development within our AOR,” he said. Likewise, MGen Gan also expressed his gratitude to all the orchestrators of the activity and to everyone who attended and actively participated. The said undertaking was orchestrated by the 2ID Board Co-Chaired by, Col Lenard T Agustin GSC (INF) PA, Chief of Staff, 2ID and Col Reynaldo Celso A Lanuzo GSC (INF) PA, Division Inspector General, 2ID; Col Dante R Barotilla, Chief, GSMO as Vice Chair; Technical Working Group headed by LTC Eric D Guevarra INF (GSC) PA, Commanding Officer, 2CMOBn, 2ID; and the 2ID Multi-Sector Advisory Board (MSAB) headed by Mrs. Agustiniana C. Avelino.

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