(AFP Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal, Jr. (middle) leads the groundbreaking ceremony of the Northern Luzon Command Heroes Monument. Photo Courtesy of Nolcom PIO)
CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac — For “32 years of selfless service and excellence,” personnel of the Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) were commended by the leadership of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
During the celebration of the unified command 32nd anniversary, AFP Chief of Staff , General Benjamin Madrigal, Jr. said “the result of the sacrifices of thousands of soldiers and their families can be depicted in the daily lives of the people of Northern and Central Luzon as they continuously live in peace and freedom.”
In his message during the 32nd anniversary celebration of the unified command, Madrigal said, Nolcom’s efforts have “contributed in achieving its full potential as a versatile command ready to confront challenges and raise the readiness of its frontline units to become mission capable at all times and be fully integrated to prevent violence and bring about total and lasting peace in Northern and Central Luzon.”
The highlight of the anniversary celebration was the groundbreaking ceremony of Nolcom’s Heroes Monument which is a project of the North Luzon Heroes Foundation Incorporated.
The foundation aims to give livelihood, education, and financial support to the soldiers wounded-in-action and families of those killed-in-action. Both the Clark Development Corp. and the Department of National Defense pledged support to the foundation.
This year’s celebration carries the theme “NOLCOM @ 32: Valuing Partnership for Peace, Progress and Prosperity in Northern Luzon.”