Story Courtesy of 4th ID DPAO
Photo by MARK FRANCISCO
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The 4th Infantry Division congratulates the POINTY Inc. (Propelling Our Inherited Nation Through our Youth Incorporated), a non-profit youth organization and a product of the Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) for their 5 years of Peace Advocacies.
Reminiscing the half a decade journey towards empowering the youth, it all started from a simple idea of gathering 120 youth leaders representing the eight provinces covering the area of 4ID which are Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin Island, Agusan and Surigao provinces, and Province of Dinagat Islands, to undergo a Division-wide YLS on March 2012.
These young leaders later became facilitators in their respective provincial YLS and on October the same year, they were able to register their organization to the Securities and Exchange Commission and carry the name POINTY Inc. and on 2015 has been accredited by the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
Years after, the organization grew to more than 5000 members.
BGen Tyne Bañas, 4ID Assistant Division Commander for Administration told the participants during the opening ceremony held at Camp Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City on 31 October 2017 that in order for them reach their success in life is to look for a model that they may emulate.
He challenged everyone that if we all work together, the job will be easier and faster.
For his part, MGen Ronald Villanueva, 4ID Commander thanked the whole organization for believing that the youth plays a vital role in ending all forms of violence.
He said, “The Youth Leadership Summits really honed these young generations to be the kind of leader we expect them to be-- Empowered, Responsible, Productive, and Well-informed. Because of this, they are no longer vulnerable to any kinds of deceptions. Thus, making it harder for the enemy of the state especially the NPAs to recruit another poll of armed members and even cadres. It will only be a matter of time that the other youth will also learn and experience what you’ve experienced with our advocacy and the problem of insurgency will soon end naturally.”
The activity ended with the election and oath taking of new sets of officers in order to continue the legacy of professionalism, friendship and camaraderie, and remarkable dedication.
Ms Joyce Rances, its president, has finally succeeded by the newly elected Mr Joshua Bebis, a native of Agusan del Sur.
“To Ms Joyce Rances, thank you for passing the leadership of POINTY Inc with flying colors. I am accepting the challenge and assure that I will continue our best practices and will aim for the inclusion of all POINTY presidents in each Municipalities and Provinces to their respective Peace and Order Councils in order to help strengthen the foundation of our organization,” said Mr Bebis.
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