New Marine recruits take oath and prepare for training

Seventy new Marine recruits took oath in a ceremony held at the Marine Barracks. MGen. Ariel R. Caculitan PN(M), Commandant, Philippine Marine Corps welcomed them as they are about to start a 6-month Marine Basic Course (MBC) at The Basic School in Ternate, Cavite.

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The new recruits, who hail from different regions across the country, answered the call to become members of the Marine Corps.

They will undergo a rigorous training that will instill discipline and condition them to be combat ready.

“Just hang-on! Huwag kayong bibitaw. Sapagkat sa dulo ay isang tagumpay… Ingatan ang inyong mga sarili. Sila (Drill Instructors) ay nariyan upang hubugin kayo at ilabas ang galing ninyo bilang mahuhusay na Marino. Upon raising your right hand and having sworn the solemn oath, it is now the start of your journey as the youngest members of the Philippine Marine Corps.” MGen. Caculitan said during the oath-taking ceremony.

The reception rites, which traditionally follow after the ceremony, will be moved to a later date. The recruits will first undergo 14-day quarantine and have a PCRT/Swab Test before the training proper as part of the COVID-19 health protocol. PHILIPPINE MARINE CORPS