WesMinCom conducts 3-day leadership summit PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 16:35

By  ely dumaboc

The Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom)  conducted  on Friday  a three-day regional leadership summit which was attended  by 44 children  coming from several conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.

AFP WestMinCom Spokesman Army Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay disclosed  that this is a program of the command to train and educate potential leaders who will actively support the peace advocacy of the AFP.

Petinglay said the participants will undergo a series of workshops and exercises to fully develop their physical, mental, and psychological abilities.

The Regional Youth Leadership Summit is replicated by the Unified Commands of the AFP to select young leaders who will represent their provinces in the National Youth Congress to be conducted by the AFP this month.

The participants selected by the Joint Task Forces are from Zamboanga City and the provinces of Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi.

Said summit kicked off with the presentation of house rules by personnel of the Joint Task Forces who are facilitating the activity.

The young leaders were then organized into groups and were actively participating in the series of team-building activities.

The regional summit held at the Zamboanga City Special Economic Authority and Freeport, ECOZONE kicked off at 4pm last September 15.

“Through our Joint Task Forces, we intend to conduct more programs for our youth to inculcate their values and harness their potentials as future leaders of our nation,” said Lieutenant General Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command.

"It is our belief that if we need to empower the youth and help keep them away from Drugs and Violent Extremism because they are the most vulnerable sector of society. We will continue to engage our most precious assets, our hope for a brighter and peaceful future, our next generation of leaders and professionals.” Lt. Gen. Galvez stressed. (Ely Dumaboc)