/ 21 May 2022

THE Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry Battalion recently conducted lectures at the Mariano D. Marquez Memorial National High School in Dinalungan Aurora to raise awareness among the students of the deceptive recruitment of Communist Terrorist Groups.

Lt. Col. Julito B. Recto Jr., commanding officer of 91IB, said that the activity aims to educate and warn high school students of the dangers brought by the misleading recruitment of CTGs among the youth sector.

“Our youth are very vulnerable to false ideologies since they are innocent and easy targets for manipulation. They must be educated enough to avoid being recruited by the CTGs who have disguised tactics for development and reform, but their real agenda is to destroy the government and the future of the youth, especially those residing in depressed and isolated areas,” Recto said.

The 91st IB, he added, will continue to engage students through campus peace and development fora to further strengthen the advocacy against communist groups.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Costelo, the commander of the 7th Infantry Division, lauded the information campaign of the 91IB at the grassroots level.

“We would like to thank the school administration for being our partner in our information campaign activity and to the students for their participation. Asahan ninyong ipagpapatuloy namin ang ganitong aktibidad upang mas mapalawak pa ang inyong kamalayan sa tunay na motibo ng teroristang grupo,” Costelo said.