CAMP SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur – The Philippine Army Marksmanship Assessment and Evaluation (PAMAE) 2019 and Marksmanship Instructor Trainers Forum (MITF) Mindanao Leg formally opened here on Monday, February 18, 2019.
The PAMAE, a shooting or marksmanship competition, and MITF aim to assess the skills of personnel assigned with the different combat units of the Philippine Army.
Marksmanship event includes one match for pistol, men’s category; one match for pistol, ladies category; one match for rifle/carbine and one match for machine gun.
The event, which will end on March 2, 2019, is being conducted simultaneously in the three major islands of the country where the best shooters will be selected to augment the pool of quality marksmen to compete in international competitions such as the ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet (AARM).
Four Infantry Divisions are going to compete for the Mindanao leg. The 4th Infantry (DIAMOND) Division based in Cagayan de Oro city, the 6th Infantry (KAMPILAN) Division based in Awang D.O.S, Maguindanao, 10th Infantry (AGILA) Division based in Mawab, Compostela Valley, and the 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division here in Labangan, Zamboanga del sur.
“This activity is not only about competition. As soldiers, we need to continuously enhance our war fighting skills for us to be able to perform best our mandate of protecting our people from any threat,” said Brigadier General Roberto T. Ancan, the 1st Infantry Division Commander and Keynote Speaker.