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Everyone is a hero’-Phil Army tells the Bicolanos on Independence Day



CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur-The 9th Infantry Spear Division urged the Bicolanos not to forget the heroism of every Filipino whose lives were sacrificed in exchange of the nation’s freedom but encouraged everyone to remember even more that inside each and every Filipino’s heart resides a modern hero.


In his speech during the 121st Commemoration of the Philippine Independence in Pili, Camarines Sur where he served as the Guest of Honor, MGen. Fernando Trinidad, Commander of 9ID, emphasized that everyone is a hero.


“Sa panahon ngayon, hindi lang kaming mga sundalo ang maituturing na mga bayani ng bayan; katuwang namin ang bawat mamamayang Pilipino sa pangangalaga n gating kapayapaan. Ang pagkakaroon ng malasakit sa kapwa at asa ating bansa ay nangangahulugan ng iyong pagkabayani,” MGen. Trinidad added.


Military units in other parts of Bicol joined the simultaneous flag raising ceremony and civic-military conducted by the municipalities near their camps. Military static displays filled SM Naga City and in the Central Plaza Mall in Daet, Camarines Norte.


Various military wares were displayed, from the military’s 105MM Howitzer cannons, armored medium tanks, different military vehicles, and military search and rescue equipment.  Awed by the military equipment on display, mall-goers grabbed the opportunity to take a ‘selfie’ with military vehicles and other war-fighting equipments.


To show that men-in-uniform knows not only war fighting, soldier showcased their skills and talents in singing through a mini-concert staged inside SM City Naga that gathered a large crowd enthusiastic to hear soldiers buzz the day.


Along with the assurance that the 9ID will continue its relentless service to the Bicolanos, he also highlighted the call for unity and cooperation.