Emelyn Estando-Tano, officer-in-chargeof PESO-Tubungan, said 775 Grades 10 to 12 students of Tubungan National HighSchool and Lanag Norte National High School participated in the event. Aside from the military service, thestudents were guided on a career that matches their skills, and availabletraining provided by the Technical Education and Skills DevelopmentAuthority. (With a report from PNA/PN) “The Air Force unit also has theirexhibit of K9 dogs for the students to be given the idea of the opportunitiesin the government service,” Tano said. “We are guiding them (students) becausewe want them to become productive members of the society. If the other group(CPP-NPA) conducts recruitment among our youth, we are here to intensify alsoour recruitment for them to have a better future through having the rightcareer path,” she said in a phone interview on Monday. Students in Lanag Norte National HighSchool come from far-flung villages, which she said are most vulnerable torebel recruitment. 1st Lt. Ferdinand De Vera, CommandingOfficer of the 61st Infantry Battalion’s Bravo Company, gave a lecture onleadership skills and career opportunities in the Philippine Army. This, after the municipality ofTubungan’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and the Municipal Task ForceTo End Local Communist Armed Conflict (MTF-ELCAC) joined forces for the firstCareer Guidance Employment Coaching and Campus Peace and Development Forum inWestern Visayas held at Tubungan National High School Gymnasium on Friday. “The PESO is not only a bridge from theapplicant to the employer, but can also bridge peace and development to ouryouth. We are also strengthening our partnership with the Department ofEducation to prevent rebel recruitment among our youth,” Tano said. Tano said students were asked to wearattire that reflects their dream job, and noted that there was a number of themwho wore the uniform of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). ILOILO – Students in the municipality of Tubungan look forward to awide range of career choices, and being a member of the Communist Party of thePhilippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) is never an option. Also a member of Tubungan’s MTF-ELCAC,Tano said there were records of rebel recruitment of students as young as 13years old in the town.