TARLAC Governor Susan Yap is now an Army reservist with a rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Yap was commissioned to the Army Reserve Force during the donning of rank and oath taking ceremony for the newly commissioned reservist officers held at the Northern Luzon Command [NoLCom] last February 25.
Major General Fernando Felipe Commander of the Philippine Army Reserve Command and Lieutenant General Ernesto Torres Jr., the Commander of the Northern Luzon Command led the ceremony that also saw the commissioning of Nueva Ecija Vice Governor Emmanuel Antonio Umali as Major to the Army reserve force.
Yap vows support to the NoLCom’s peacekeeping operations of the command and expressed her unyielding support to the military in the performance of their mission of ensuring the peace, security, and development in the province of Tarlac.
Likewise, Umali expressed his gratitude to the military for their selfless service and commitment to sustain the peace and order in the province of Nueva Ecija.
Both government officials vowed to help the military and police ensure that a safe 2022 national election will take place in their areas of responsibility.
“Your genuine support, as shown in your volunteerism as being part of the reserve force is truly commendable. May our thrusts towards making north and central Luzon a place of lasting peace and development continue to flourish” expressed Lt. Gen. Torres.
The two local chief executives extended their salute to the Commander of Army Reserve Command.
“Malaking pribilehiyo ang makapaglingkod sa bawat Tarlaqueño. Sobrang saya ko pong maging reservist ng AFP with the rank of Lt. Col.,” Yap said adding, “Nakakataba ng puso na higit tayong makapagbibigay serbisyo sa bawat mamamayan ng ating probinsya.”
Arvin F. M. Cabalu