PH Army hosts shooting competition for media members

By Priam Nepomuceno

August 16, 2019, 11:08 am

<p><em>(PNA photo by Joey O. Razon)</em></p>

(PNA photo by Joey O. Razon)

MANILA -- As part of its efforts to bolster closer ties with members of the media, the Philippine Army (PA) hosted a shooting competition with members of the Defense Press Corps and the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines at its shooting range in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City last August 14.

A total of 53 local and international reporters came to participate in the event, dubbed as the Army Glock Challenge 2019.

The event aimed to bring the media closer to the Army's senior leaders to acquaint them on the organization’s current thrusts and latest developments.

“Participating in shooting competitions are one of the ways we, in the Philippine Army, relieve stress from work and strengthen our bond as coworkers in a unit of an office. We want to share this experience with you,” said PA acting chief-of-staff Brig. Gen. Bienvenido Y. Regondola in a statement Friday.

PA chief Lt. Gen. Macairog S. Alberto graced the awarding ceremony and congratulated the winning teams.

The top three best shooters from the media were Isagani Tolentino, Joshua Melvin, and Reynaldo Cereso.

"The Philippine Army values the good relationship we enjoy with members of the media who help us share the story of our soldiers to the public. We deem it necessary to hold this important bonding activity so that the Army and the Media can establish mutual trust as we both serve the Filipino people through our commitment to transparency and accountability," said PA spokesperson, Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala. (PNA)