The AFPCMO School produced another batch of warrior diplomats and social media managers from two (2) of its courses: Strategic Civil-Military Operations (CMO) Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Class 18-18 and Social Media Product Development and Management Training Class 07-18. The joint closing ceremony of the two courses was held on June 20, 2018 at Bulwagang Reyes, Civil Relations Service Armed Forces of the Philippines, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
After sixteen (16) long weeks of rigorous training, the forty-seven (47) students, enlisted personnel from different units of AFP and PNP completed the Strategic CMO NCO Class 18-18, which provided them an opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and attitudes in conducting CMO-related activities and elevate their capabilities in winning the peace.
The class topnotchers are: Sgt Kristine B Libungan PAF (Rank 1), Pfc John Lloyd E Mandin PA (Rank 2), A1C Charles Roy L Lina PAF (Rank 3).
On the other hand, thirty-three (33) students, composed of officers, enlisted personnel and civilian employees from the AFP, PNP, BJMP and MMDA completed the four (4) week Social Media Product Development and Management Training Class 07-18. The training showcased the students’ skills on handling and operating social media products, photo/video editing, and proper usage of media channels. The graduates are expected to apply their acquired knowledge in their respective offices, and in their respective personal lives.
The class topnotchers are: CPT ERWIN B SIMANCA PA (Rank 1), JO1 Kristelle B Gutierrez BJMP (Rank 2), Cpl Augusto M Taño PA (Rank 3).
During the joint closing ceremony, COL ANTONIO Z FRANCISCO (GSC) PAF, Deputy Commander, CRSAFP, gave his opening remarks and welcomed the guests present in the ceremony. Meanwhile, MGEN BIENVENIDO R DATUIN JR AFP, the Commander, CRSAFP, introduced the Guest of Honor and Speaker, COL ARIEL O QUERUBIN PN(M) (RET), who told the graduates to continuously support the Armed Forces of the Philippines in working for peace through Civil-Military Operations.