The RYLS, anchored on the theme “Youthof today, leaders of tomorrow,” aims to empower the youth through leadershiptraining and instill the spirit of patriotism, nationalism and socialresponsibility. JAMINDAN, Capiz – The Army’s 3rdInfantry Division (3ID) recently conducted a three-day 2nd Regional YouthLeadership Summit (RYLS) here. “The Filipino youth are considered asthe most valuable resource. If the government would invest in something, thereis nowhere to invest better other than the youth,” 3ID Commander Major GeneralDinoh Dolina said. The RYLS was participated by a totalof 60 youth leaders from across Western Visayas. Dolinaalso reminded the youths – who will be responsible to the success and failureof the next generation – of their role in the society. “The youth is the hope of themotherland. As the next generation of leaders, the future of the nation lies inyour hands,” he said. 3rd Infantry Division commander Major General Dinoh Dolina speaks during the 2nd Regional Youth Leadership Summit in Jamindan, Capiz. PIA The Philippine Army and otherpeace-oriented advocates introduced the youth summit program to protect theyouth against alleged terrorist recruitment. It also aims to empower and developthe leadership qualities of the future leaders of the country.(With a report from 3ID DPAO-PhilippineArmy/PIA/PN) Among the speakers during the eventwere Richard Sevilla of the Department of Social Welfare and Development whodiscussed the integral role of the youth in their respective communities; MaryChris Medina from the Department of Labor and Employment, who introducedpotential livelihood training for the youth; Stephen Bediones from theProvincial Planning and Development Office-Capiz, who tackled project proposaldevelopment; and former rebels “Ate Glen” and “Lab-lab” who shared theirinsights and experiences when they were in the armed movement.