- 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
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.
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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