Visit from the Library of Congress Delegates

  • Taguig City – On the 2nd of May 2019, LTC SAMUEL G YUNQUE together with CPT MICHAEL MALACAD and other personnel met up with the Representatives of the US Library of Congress; Dr. Carol Mitchell, Field Director for Southeast Asia of the U.S. Library of Congress and Annelyn Lim, Head of the Manila Office.

Prior to the meeting, the U.S. Library Congress humbly requested copies of military related literatures available in the center, especially, the Marawi and Beyond: The Joint Task Force Marawi Story. These books that they would be able to acquire will be added to the Library’s collection which will be readily available for the international scholars and readers, policy-makers, and Filipinos residing abroad. These would supply them with the information regarding the Philippine environment, economic, political, and socio-cultural life.

The Operations Research Center gladly donated: two (2) Marawi and Beyond: The JTF Marawi Story mother books, one (1) No Man Left Behind, and one (1) external set of the Marawi and Beyond. In return, the U.S. Library of Congress representatives donated several politically related books for the center’s reference. Furthermore, both parties were able to built  good rapport with each other; U.S Library of Congress are open to supply references for the center’s future endeavors and for the center to provide book copies in the future book launches for the international readers.

ORC joins the PA Doctrine Summit 2019

Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City – Another valuable event happened on March 4, 2019 as the Doctrine and Capability Integration Center, TRADOC headed Col. Alvin V. Flores GSC (INF) PA hosted the Philippine Army Doctrine Summit 2019 at Ricarte Hall, Philippine Army Officers Clubhouse, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. 

Along with the Guest of honor and speaker, Col. Krishnamurti A. Mortela GSC (INF) PA, Assistant Chief of Staff for Training and education, G8 Philippine Army are participants from different representatives of general staff, centers and other units/offices from various branches of service counterparts that has a role of formulating doctrines for the Armed Forces of the Philippines. 

In this significant event, Lt. Col. Sam Yunque GSC (INF) PA, Chief, Operation Research Center, Philippine Army (ORCPA) was invited to participate and give a talk about the efforts of the office and how the ORCPA will contribute to the formulations of different doctrines needed for the Army’s Operational requirements. 

Lt. Col. Yunque also emphasized the significance of documenting the lessons learned, best practices and innovations that were experienced during the Battle of Marawi City and other Major battles. 

The event included briefings, forums and workshops to strengthen the coordination and integration of the doctrines that are being formulated and promulgated for the capacity building of each branch of service and offices.

(In photo: Lt. Col. Sam Yunque GSC (INF) PA, ORCPA Chief, receives a plaque of appreciation from Col. Alvin V. Flores GSC (INF), TRADOC, PA Chief.

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