Memorandum of Understanding for the program called Brave Hearts Alliances and Initiatives Understanding Skills Training was signed by the Bulacan State University, 48th Infantry Battalion, and the 304th Bulacan Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion (RRIBn). The said parties undertook the event in a virtual ceremony on September 20, 2020.

According to 48IB Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Felix Emeterio M. Valdez, the agreement aims to provide the personnel of 48IB with additional knowledge on industrial technology related to building wiring, automotive, video editing, and welding training. University President Dr. Cecilia S. Navasero- Gascon directed the BulSU’s College of Industrial Technology (CIT) headed by Dean Dr. Deno C. Piad will supervise the training with respect to the existing rules and regulations stipulated in the MOU and of the Inter-Agency Task Force for COVID-19.

Dr. Gascon, being the Guest of Honor and Speaker emphasized the importance of the partnership and of the training in the advancement of learning and continuing academic education of every student. “My appreciation and heartfelt gratitude to Bulacan State University and 304th RRIBn for this opportunity given to the 48IB. This endeavor will pave the way to a world-class Army knowing that we have your support. Your Guardians Battalion will be forever grateful for this,” said Lt. Col. Valdez.

The virtual MOU signing was done in the presence of 48IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Felix Emeterio M. Valdez; 304th Bulacan Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Alberto J. Valenzuela (Res) PA; BulSU President Dr. Cecilia Gascon; Dean Keno C. Piad of CIT; BulSu Vice- President for Research Development and Extension Erwin DR. Magsakay; and other representatives as witnesses.

Of the four programs, it is expected that the building wiring training will be the first program to start next week with invited lecturers and subject matter experts from BulSU’s College of Industrial Technology. Meanwhile, Commander of tthe 703rd Infantry Brigade, Brigadier General Andrew D. Costelo PA lauded the initiative and strong partnership of the stakeholders that will benefit the troops. “I would like to commend those who made this partnership possible as it entails trust, confidence, and camaraderie in between parties for whatever endeavor they agreed. Congratulations and I wish you a fruitful and productive partnership with your Army,” said Brig. Gen. Costelo. (CRIS PALARCA)