PDI bikers join Navy reservists in greening and wellness program
INQUIRER.net / 07:29 PM September 15, 2011
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Navy with its 55 newly trained Reservists from the 4th Naval Construction Battalion Reserve(4th NCBN RES) of Naval Reserve Command has conducted a joint tree planting activity in Marine Base Gregorio Lim, Ternate Cavite.
Biking enthusiasts from the Philippine Daily Inquirer joined the Navy men on June 26 as they pedaled the winding and ascending hills of Mt. Palay Palay National Park all the way to the camp site inside the naval reservation.
The tree planting was part of the culmination activities of the Military Orientation Training (MOT) of the 4th NCBN Reserve and held in line with the National Greening program of the Government under Executive Order Nr. 26, according to one Lieutenant Commander Tabuada of Naval Reserve Command.
The activity is the Navy’s way of expressing its support for preserving the environment and contribution in mitigating the negative effects of global warming.
The MOT, according to the Navy training staff, is designed to provide new reservists with basic knowledge of the military organization and the discipline required to enhance individual performance while carrying out various tasks.
The new reservists will boost the manpower capability of the 4th Naval Construction Battalion Reserve, which will support the PN Sea Bees in various nation building tasks and contribute to the Campaign Plan “Bayanihan”.
The early morning fun bike was spearheaded by the Naval Reserve Command Commander with his staff and reservists as part of their fitness and wellness program. The program likewise promotes camaraderie as the bikers enjoyed the trail enroute to the tree planting area.
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