ILOILO CITY, April 13 (PIA) - A total of 199 Probationary Officers successfully completed the four-month training at Camp Peralta Jamindan Capiz.
The closing ceremony of the Probationary Officer Training Course (POTC) was held on April 8, 2021 with 3rd Infantry Division Commander, Major General Eric Vinoya as guest of honor and speaker, said 3ID Public Affairs Office chief Major Cenon Pancito III in a press release.
Topping the "Gumilab" Class 58- 2020, which is composed of 60 males and 59 females, is Probationary 2nd Lieutenant Analyn Catalan who obtained a general average rating of of 91.42% in academic module.
Catalan is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Criminology from Barangay Concepcion, Gandara, Samar.
P2Lt Kyle Francis Canada, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering graduate from Barangay Singcang Airport, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental bagged the number two spot with a general average of 91.37% while P2Lt. Christian Lordan, a BS Criminology graduate from Barangay Tinambacan Sur, Calbayog City, Western Samar ranked third in the class for having the general average of 91.26%.
Catalan, Canada and Lordan each received a Letter of Commendation from the Commandant of ARESCOM Training School, Pancito said.
Recipients of Physical Proficiency awards are P2Lt Christian Papa, a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology graduate from San Vicente, Uson, Masbate as the class Bernardo Carpio with a general average of 98.4%; and P2Lt Teresa Mae Galvez, a BS Criminology graduate from Magallanes, Limasawa, Southern Leyte as the class Gabriela with a general average of 96.9 %.
Papa also received the Commandant, ARESCOM Training School Award and a Letter of Commendation for obtaining the highest rating in non-academic module.
Other graduates who made it into the top 10 likewise received a Letter of Commendation for Academic Excellence include P2Lt Carmila Cho - top 4; P2Lt. Mylene Vestante - top 5; P2Lt. Ma. Christina Galoy - top 6; P2Lt. John Patrick Alentajan - top 7; P2Lt. Reynaldo Cabusas Jr., - top 8; P2Lt. Donnabel Torno - top 9; and P2Lt. Jefrey Pepe - top 10.
In his message, MGen Vinoya congratulated the graduates for hurdling the course and for taking one of the most important steps in their journey towards commissionship in the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and eventually towards serving the Filipino people in the noble profession of arms.
He likewise shared some important principles in life to the future officers which include excellence, commitment, and victory.
"These principles have always been my recipe for success. You must always follow the path of excellence in everything that you do. Know your job and do it right at every instance, and always do it the best way you can," Vinoya said.
He added "It is similarly important that you must remain committed do your job and finish the task at hand. Be passionate for the service and love what you do, without any doubt and even an ounce of mistake. Doing these things will certainly lead you to victory over every task."
Vinoya also challenged the new probationary officers to continue their journey and become officers of the AFP, particularly the Philippine Army and be the defenders of the country's independence and sovereignty.
The training aims to train and prepare advance Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) graduates to qualify them for commissionship in the Reserve Force and to enhance professionalism, standardize the conduct of training, and to accelerate the production of quality Reserve Officers.(PIA6/DPAO-3ID/Phil. Army)