FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City – The civilian workers of the Philippine Army were recognized by Army Chief Lieutenant General Emmanuel T Bautista in a simple gift giving ceremony at the Army headquarters yesterday, December 27, an Army official said.
Major Harold M Cabunoc, Army Spokesperson, said that Bautista recognized the contributions of the civilian workers tasked to maintain the orderliness and cleanliness of the Army headquarters and the premises of the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB).
“Some of these civilian workers have been serving the Army for 32 years already. They more than deserve this recognition,” said Cabunoc.
Bautista lauded the efforts of the civilian component of the Philippine Army for their commitment and dedication to their work.
“The contributions of each of the personnel of the Philippine Army are crucial for the attainment of the Army’s mission. I’m glad that the personnel of HHSG and GSU live up to the expectation of the Army leadership,” said Bautista.
The civilian workers rendered entertainment presentations to the delight of senior staff officers who accompanied the Army Chief during the activity.
Afterwards, they enjoyed a simple “salo-salo” with the senior officers of the Philippine Army. Bautista likewise indulged the civilian personnel’s request for a photo opportunity.
The 141 civilian workers of HHSG and GSU were each given a bag of goodies that may be used for their daily sustenance.
The Army community in Fort Bonifacio is no more different from any city or municipality, or any other local government unit, headed by a Mayor with individuals and agencies helping in carrying out its functions.
“The Army headquarters in Fort Bonifacio is headed by our Camp Commander, Brigadier General Augusto L Tolentino. The orderliness and cleanliness within the headquarters, as well as that of the LNMB is maintained by some civilian workers of HHSG and GSU,” added Cabunoc.
In the spirit of the Christmas season, the Army leadership has conducted gift-giving activities for all the personnel of the Philippine Army. It can be recalled that the Army Chief also visited the soldiers confined at the Army General Hospital.
“The Army’s celebration of Christmas is not grand. We have, instead, extended help to the victims of the recent flooding in Mindanao. As of yesterday, the Philippine Army has sent tons of relief items to Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City,” concluded Cabunoc.
Civilian personnel of the Army headquarters were given simple gifts by Lt Gen Emmanuel Bautista yesterday, Dec 27. Popularly known in the military circles as the 'Boni Aides", they are the 'workhorses' for the Army's clean and green program inside the camp.