SorSU Bulan Campus Confirms 797 completers in joint NSTP Graduation Ceremony and ROTC Turnover of Command 

The Sorsogon State University Bulan Campus conducted the National Service Training Program (NSTP) Graduation Ceremony and the Turnover of Command of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) in a joint activity held last June 4, 2023 at the Social Hall, SorSU Bulan Campus.

In a message delivered by Prof. Ma. Claire M. Dicen, NSTP Director and keynote speaker for the activity, she inspired the 672 Civil Welfare Training Service (CWTS) and 125 ROTC students to value the knowledge they have gained in their NSTP journey, she said, “As the NSTP program aims to develop in you civic consciousness and defense preparedness, we assure that the values of love for our country and your dedication to serve others will be your moral compass. Your values make you humane, let us all say ‘Makatao ako at may values kaya mahalaga ako sa pamilya ko, sa komunidad, sa SorSU, sa Sorsogon, sa lipunan ng Republika ng Pilipinas’, dahil sa NSTP mahalaga ang kalinangan ng values.”

Further into the program is the Presentation and Confirmation of the Graduates and Awarding of Certificates to the completers. On the third part of the program, the Turnover of Command Ceremony began with a reading of the relief and designation order, followed by a message and relinquishment of command by outgoing Corps Commander C/Col Princess Kaya Rogacion 1CL to incoming Corps Commander C/Major Rommel Bailon Jr. 2CL, who also shared a message on his assumption of the position leading to a symbolic turnover of command.

Moreover, a Reading of Enlistment Order by CPL Ben Joseph Agudo (INF) PA and Donning of Laang Kawal Patch administered by MAJ Annamy N Nero (OS) PA (Director, 505TH Community Defense Center) were conducted, followed by the Acceptance of the Newly Reservist and the Oath Taking of graduates for Incorporation into the Reserve Force, Armed Forces of the Philippines. 

The event concluded with the presentation of Memento by MAJ Annamy N Nero (OS) PA to the NSTP Director assisted by LTC Allan Mangaser (INF) GSC PA (Assistant Commandant), which proceeded with closing remarks and the signing of the SorSU Hymn.