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Navy upskills reservists, newsmen in scuba diving

By Danica D. Caballero

LEGAZPI CITY --- As part of its campaign for peace, stability, and security in Southern Luzon, the Naval Forces Southern Luzon (Navforsol) hosted a fellowship dubbed as “Diving with the Media and Reservists” at Bacacay, Albay earlier this month.

The activity aimed at strengthening the partnership and highlighting the contribution of media partners and the Philippine Navy Reservists in promoting Navforsol’s campaign on peacekeeping and security. It also showcased the capability of the navy in underwater operations.

Commodore Alfonso Torres Jr., Navforsol commander, said in a statement that the two-day activity intended to show their appreciation to the valuable partnership with the media and reservists.

“I hope that you enjoyed the activities prepared for you by the command and I encourage you to continuously support Navforsol in our future endeavors. Let us continue to work hand in hand in nation-building and development for the prosperity of the country and the Southern Luzon region,” Torres said in his message to participants.

MEMBERS of the media in the Bicol Region and Navy reservists pose for a photo with the Naval Forces Southern Luzon and its Naval Special Operations Unit 3 after the scuba diving at the Lagonoy gulf on December 3, 2022.

To ensure safety, the command’s Naval Special Operations Unit 3 (Navsou3) gave scuba lessons with practical demonstrations and instructions to 20 participants.

During the scuba diving at the Lagonoy Gulf, each participant was paired with a Navsou3 personnel to explore the sea floor at a depth of 30 feet.

In his message during the completion ceremony, Marlon Atun of the Philippine Information Agency Region 5 said that he found scuba diving thrilling.

“First time ko mag-scuba diving at ako’y nag-enjoy. Maraming salamat Navforsol,” he said. (PIA5/DDC/Navforsol)


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