Don Bosco TVET Balamban alumni Geram Y. Maranga, PA (Batch 45) and Robert Q. Dumagan, PA (Batch 47) graduated today in their Candidate Soldier Course. Their 4-month training was conducted at Visayas Army Training Group, TRADOC, PA, Camp Chatto, Brgy. Macaas, Tubigon, Bohol.
Both now have the initial rank of Private, detailed with the Philippine Army Engineers. They will undertake the Engineer Combat Support Operation Orientation Training (ECSOOT), a six-week specialty training designed for newly recruited soldiers who had recently finished their basic military training to familiarize with the Philippine Army’s Combat Engineer Operations Doctrine.
Pvt. Maranga is also a recipient of the Chief of Staff, Training and Doctrine Command Award for Physical Proficiency, obtaining the highest rating in the physical fitness test.