Army hails 151 new soldiers to bolster drive vs communists in Eastern Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY ---- The Philippine Army has welcomed 151 new soldiers to its fold, hoping to boost its campaign against communist insurgents in Eastern Visayas. The new soldiers formally joined the 8th Infantry Division (ID) on Tuesday, August 4, after finishing a six-month grueling training. Of the new soldiers, 102 are from Samar, 37 from Leyte, six from Mindanao, two from Luzon, two from Cebu, one from Iloilo, and one from Negros Occidental, said Captain Reynaldo Aragones Jr., spokesperson of the 8th ID based in Catbalogan City, Samar. Agarones said the new soldiers, who hold the rank of "privates," would provide a much-needed boost in their fight against the New People's Army...Keep on reading: Army hails 151 new soldiers to bolster drive vs communists in Eastern Visayas

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