The Army’s Reserve Force’s mission is to provide the base for the expansion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in case of war, invasion and rebellion, or during national emergencies. It also aims to assist in relief and rescue operations during disaster or calamities, in socio-economic development and the operation and maintenance of essential government or private utilities in the furtherance of the overall mission. (With a report from PNA/PN) The borders of this province and this city were closed starting mid-March due to the implementation of the general community quarantine (GCQ) and then the enhanced community quarantine. Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte (left), commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade, pins the Military Commendation Medal on an Army reservist during the awarding ceremony held at the headquarters of the 605th Community Defense Center in Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City on June 28. A total of 232 reservists were awarded medals for demonstrating the exemplary performance of duty during their deployment to various quarantine control points in Negros Occidental amid coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. 303RD INFANTRY BRIGADE, PHILIPPINE ARMY The Army reservist were deployed to border control points here and in the cities of Kabankalan and Sipalay from March 17 to April 30 to support the implementation of stringent province-wide border control and monitoring to curb the spread of COVID-19. He added the Army appreciates the support and service of reservists during military operations. Pasaporte said they tapped the reservists to augment the government troops manning border patrol operations. They belong to the 605th Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion under the 605th Community Defense Center, 6th Regional Community Defense Group of the Army Reserve Command. “That’s why we are strengthening the reserve forces,” Pasaporte said. BACOLOD City – A total of 232 reservist of the Philippine Army in this province received the Military Commendation Medal for their service to the community amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade said on June 30 the reservists showcased exemplary performance of duty during their deployment to various quarantine control points in this province.Pasaporte attended the awarding ceremony held at the headquarters of the 605th Community Defense Center (CDC) in Panaad Park and Stadium here on June 28.