Camp Melchor F Dela Cruz, Upi, Gamu, Isabela – Governor Faustino “Bojie” G. Dy III of the Province of Isabela received military honors from the Star Troopers led by Major General Paul Talay Atal, D.P.A. AFP, Commander, 5ID at Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, Upi, Gamu, Isabela last August 18, 2017.
Gov Dy III was invited as the Guest of Honor and Speaker during the Blessing of the Division Grandstand Canopy and its Roadway, and the unveiling of its marker. After which, he was given the privilege to be the Reviewing Guest during the pass-in-review of troops in connection with the Friday Flag Retreat Ceremony.
Gov Dy III, in his speech, thanked and expressed his admiration to the uniformed men, especially to the Star Troopers by saying, “Thank you for the honors you tendered to me, but above all, I would like to thank you for your efforts and sacrifices in protecting and helping the Isabelenos against all forms of threat to their lives and properties.” Gov Dy III further added, “Your commitment to your job made you special to us and to our fellow Filipinos. Nothing can match your sacrifices for our country.”
Meanwhile, Maj Gen Atal also expressed his appreciation to Gov Dy III especially the continuous generous support extended to the 5th Infantry (Star) Division and assured the support of the 5ID to the Province of Isabela in its desire to continuously have peaceful and developed communities. “Your soldiers are always at your back, ready to support and assist you in whatever endeavor that would contribute to peace and development.” Maj Gen Atal said.
Mayor Nestor Uy of Gamu, Isabela and other local chief executives were also present during the event. The activity ended at about 7:30 in the evening after a simple dinner at the Officers’ Clubhouse.