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A Tribute to a Fallen Comrade (Part 4)

The firer shouted, “Clear the back blast area!”  Suddenly, there was a loud whooshing sound. I observed silently 20 meters away from the firer. Whoosh! The sound of the bazooka roared like thunder. Wham! The blast echoed around the firing … Continue reading

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A Tribute to a Fallen Comrade (Part 3)

There was a shadow reaching for me. I couldn’t move my body. I was screaming. The shadow was getting closer. My hands and legs were tied up. It’s creeping slowly. I’ve seen its eyes, it was red as hell. I … Continue reading

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A Tribute to a Fallen Comrade (Part 2)

Jolo, Sulu – This place is the most feared field assignment of any Filipino soldier. The Abu Sayyaf bandits are well-known for being ruthless. They decapitate the heads of their enemies. They want to create terror. They want to be … Continue reading

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A Tribute to a Fallen Comrade (Part 1)

It was raining so hard that day. My hands were getting shaky. I hated my Jungle Pack! I felt that it was ripping my back. My legs were burning, trembling as if crying to me and begging for rest. I … Continue reading

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What is the Ranger’s Creed?

Ranger’s Creed Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of the Rangers. Acknowledging the fact that a Ranger … Continue reading

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A Message to the Genius Who Invented the Push-up

Starting position, front leaning rest..1, 2, 3…49, 50.. (put@#$%#na!!!) PFT INSTRUCTOR (Captain No Count): No count! No count! Minus TEN! Ranger Perots (thinking deeply): OMG! WTF is wrong with my push-up?! What’s wrong with this guy? Whew! Sounds familiar to … Continue reading

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Freedom from Skag

Filipino soldiers are always bombarded with so many stress-inducing activities and often resulted to vicious skagging. By the way, “Skag” is a Filipino soldier’s term for cigarette. If you research this word in any search engine like Google, you will … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Military Career

Entering a military profession is a lifetime commitment to serve God, country and people. It’s hard to be part of the Armed Forces since you have to undergo a battery of written test and rigid physical fitness exams. Now, when … Continue reading

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A Filipino Soldier’s Guide to Fight and Win Financial Battles

Filipino soldiers are well-known for being fearsome warriors in the whole world. With all the battles they’ve encountered due to numerous internal conflicts in the country, Philippine Army is considered as one of the most experienced Army in the whole … Continue reading

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WHY MAKING THIS BLOG FOR FILIPINO SOLDIERS?

When I was a platoon leader of an Army unit somewhere in Central Luzon, I noticed that some of my men couldn’t function properly because of so many problems involving family and financial matters. I would like my men to … Continue reading

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