The Philippine Army (PA) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) are looking to build a reservist training center in Eastern Visayas as part of the military’s continuing capability development program.
Lt. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr., PA commanding general, stressed on Friday, Feb. 18, the importance of recruiting quality reservists that will “complement Army troops in the conduct of humanitarian assistance and disaster response efforts and other non-combat missions.”
To initiate the project, a meeting was held between Maj. Gen. Roberto Capulong, Army chief of staff, and DPWH representative John Dominic Pulido, a retired general, at the PA headquarters in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City last Feb. 16.
“The project will be coursed through the Tatag ng Imprastraktura para sa Kapayapaan at Seguridad (TIKAS), a DND-DPWH convergence project on infrastructure,” Pulido said.
Pulido also briefed Capulong and other key Army officers on the progress of ongoing TIKAS projects at various Army camps.
The TIKAS program reinforces the PA's base development thrust in line with its goal to become a world-class Army that is a source of national pride by 2028.
The meeting was also attended by Brig. Gen. Rosalio Pompa, commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Support Group; Col. Cornelio Arboleda, deputy commander of the Installation Management Command; and officers of the Army Reserve Command and General Staff (G-Staff).