CLARK FREEPORT— Fifty-three employees of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) recently completed their Military Orientation Training (MOT) conducted by the Philippine Air Force (PAF) Reserve Command – 2nd Air Reserve Center in this Freeport.
During the graduation ceremony of MOT Class 2019A, PAF Lieutenant Colonel and Commanding Officer Arthur Balunes lauded the CDC employees for their perseverance to finish the course of the said training.
“With your journey as reservists of the Philippine Air Force as 2320th Affiliated Units, your efforts and sacrifices should be recognized for its immense significance. You have proved your dedication to hurdle challenges as you were introduced to the rudiments of military organization and mold you to become better individuals,” Balunes said while referring to the graduates.
Balunes also underscored the importance of being a responsible citizen while he specified the nature of “selfless service” to the country.
“This time, we chose to train ourselves and be ready for a call for service or duty. We seek the purpose of this training and pursue the goal of broadening our purpose in life. For whatever reason we are here, they lead to one major reason and its clear, it is for us to make a difference and to take part in molding a better society,” he said.
The PAF spearheaded the said program in cooperation with CDC – Human Resource Division. Accordingly, the MOT Class 2019A is already the 3rd batch of CDC employees who undergone various and rigorous activities before completing the said training. These include reception activity, lectures, Immediate Action Drills (IAD), Firing or Marksmanship activity and Field Training Exercises among others. The 4th batch of MOT for CDC employees will commence in October of this year.
In November last year, CDC President and CEO Noel F. Manankil signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with PAF for the provision and facilitation of the said training.