CAPAS, Tarlac (DWDD) – The soldiers, civilian employees and dependents of headquarters Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Philippine Army celebrated the traditional Christmas party with solemn ecumenical prayer at TRADOC Grandstand Camp O’Donnell, Capas Tarlac Tuesday morning December 20, 2016.
TRADOC Commander Brig. Gen. Herminigildo Francisco C. Aquino said that the celebration of the birth of Christ is a celebration of the love and compassion that He has taught us. “As we celebrate the coming of Christ, let us not forget the essence of Christmas. By this, it means that Christmas is a time of forgiveness. It means that, as we end the year, let us all pause for a moment and reflect on the direction our lives has taken and forgive those whom we perceived as those who have wronged us. Christmas is also a time of compassion. As we enjoy the blessings that we have received, let us not forget to share with those who are less fortunate”, BGen. Aquino said
“Amidst the glittering festivities that Christmas season brings, let us be eternally grateful that we are blessed. May you all have a very merry Christmas and a bountiful New Year!” BGen. Aquino concluded
More or less 70 children ages 4 to 10 years old who are military dependents participated and enjoyed the fun games brought by Jollibee staff and from a magician who also provided a sort of entertainment. Moreover, selected personnel received various prizes from TRADOC through a raffle draw. PIO TRADOC / MCAG