COTABATO CITY, Dec. 18 (PIA) - Some 284 soldiers of the "SIDLAK" class 544-2018 recently took their oath of enlistment at the Philippine Army's 6th Infantry Kampilan Division's Training School in Barangay Semba, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.
The 284 new soldiers comprised six aspirants from the 4th Infantry Division, one from the 54th Engineering Brigade, and 277 from the 6th Infantry Kampilan Division or 6ID.
Their class name which is derived from the word "SIDLAK" stands for "Sundalong Itinakdang Dadamay at Lalaban Alang-alang sa Kapayapaan," inspiring their class' strong camaraderie and compassion.
The graduates who were engaged in different activities to include Basic Military Training and War Fighting Competency underwent rigorous trainings to enhance their skills for future missions.
Candidate soldier (CS) Argyl Nena received the special award for obtaining the highest rating in the Basic Marksmanship with a general average of 100 percent while candidate soldier Jessel John Porras received the leadership award for demonstrating an outstanding attitude, military knowledge, and exemplary military bearing in the class.
Candidate soldier Alipio Duallo, on the other hand, obtained the highest rating in the Physical Fitness Test.
Certificates of merit were also given to CS Alipio Duallo for graduating number 3 with a general average of 94.10 percent; CS Regine Mae Viajar, number 2 with a general average of 94.25 percent; and CS Edgar Cardoza Jr., graduating number 1 with a general average of 94.46 percent.
Major General Cirilito Sobejana, 6ID's commanding officer, congratulated the new soldiers for completing their training that taught them to survive the challenges ahead of their military careers.
Sobejana urged the graduates to instill discipline and respect for authority all throughout their military life, saying "Soldiery is the noble profession for we have no capital except our lives." (DPAO,6ID)