Last March 30, 2023, the monument, “SOAR ON SELAH” by CMO2 Kristine Lim PN (Res); a donation from JCI Quezon City Capitol to the 2nd Infantry Jungle Fighters Division of the Philippine Army ~ was unveiled at the main entrance of Camp General Mateo Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal.
The unveiling of SOAR ON SELAH was part of the program CAPITOL ON A MISSION; a collaborative project between JCI Quezon City Capitol, 2nd Infantry Jungle Division Camp Mateo Capinpin, Naval Reserve Command; with the support of Naval Reserve Center – NCR, Naval Force Reserve – NCR, 22nd NGR NFR-NCR, and NRPAU. The monument was designed by CMO2 Lim, and was built together with the brave soldiers of 14IMB of 2ID, headed by MAJ NOEL PAJEL PA).
This initiative was also part of the camp’s founding anniversary celebration. Kristine Lim, being a Philippine Navy Reservist and Ambassador, also carries with her and her artwork the spirit of the steadfast bond between the Philippine Army and the Philippine Navy. This is a banner for all to see. A banner that we all raise together to show that in unity, we are standing on God’s victory.
Several activities such as tree planting, boodle fight, and project discussions were conducted as well.
The event was all made possible by the officers and members of JCI Quezon City Capitol (headed by President Atty. Patrick Maglinao), officers and personnel of the 2nd Infantry Jungle Division Camp Mateo Capinpin (lead by their commander MGEN ROBERTO S CAPULONG PA), Naval Reserve Command (led by commander MGEN JOSEPH FERROUS CUISON PN(M)); with the support of Naval Reserve Center – NCR (led by Commander CAPT JUNMAR A SALES PN(GSC)), Naval Force Reserve – NCR (led by commander CAPT NORMAN R BIOLA PN(MNSA)(RES)), 22nd NGR NFR-NCR (led by CDR REYNALDO M ROSAS PN(MNSA)(RES)), and NRPAU (headed by OIC CDR MEDARDO C DEACOSTA JR PN(MNSA)(RES), and with all the officers and personnel of the 2ID Philippine Army & NavResCom Philippine Navy.
It was followed by an art for peace workshop for more than 100 children of families who are prone to rebel influence in General Nakar, Quezon. The primary purpose is to instill the values of peace, diplomacy, and patriotism in the new generation of future leaders.
Art materials, storybooks from Adarna Group Foundation, Inc., toys from McDonald’s, and snacks were distributed after the workshop. Several items were also turned over to staff and students of Minahan ES.
Led by Project Chair Jay Rod Danganan and Co-Chair Gabriel Astudillo, this is aligned with JCI Philippines’ national program of Peace is Possible.