Datu Unsay, Maguindanao – The 45IB (Gallant) Troopers under the stewardship of Lt. Colonel Romeo N Bautista III, commemorates the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Month Celebration dubbed as: “Proteksyon at Pagbibigay Kakayahan sa Mga Taong nasa Gitna ng Armadong Labanan” on August 11, this year held at Battalion Main Command Post.
As part of the IHL month’s celebration, series of activities were initiated such as Installation of Tarpaulin billboard with Informations Operations lines promoting the IHL vulnerable to the public; Tree Planting activity; lecture conducted by no less than the Commander 6ID, Brigadier General Edmundo R Pangilinan AFP during his visit at 45IB Headquarters; followed by a mass oath taking of all personnel on “AFP Soldiers’ Pledge of Reaffirmation of Commitment and Support to IHL” led by 1st Lieutenant Jethro D Agbing, the Civil - Military Operations Officer; and finally by a flag retreat ceremony.
The activities conducted by the Gallant Troopers highlighted the IHL Month celebration. It also reminded once again to every soldier to understand, abide, and observe IHL, respect Human Rights and the Rule of Law in implementing the AFP’s IPSP- Bayanihan. Furthermore, it sends a message that the soldiers are protectors and are advocates of human rights.