rotcDr. Gilbert R. Arce, with other University Officials, talks with the Inspection Team headed by Col. Aniceto D. Vicente during the courtesy call.

The University of Northern Philippines Reserve Officer Training Corps had the Regional Annual Administrative and Tactical Inspection (RAATI) on February 19, 2015 at the Athletic Field, Tamag, Vigan City. There were 1,164 students who had under-gone the inspection. Among the students who were part of the inspection were 33 advance ROTC students and 1,131 basic ROTC students.

The activity started with an arrival honor where the Inspection Team had the courtesy call to the University President and the Asst. Commandants Briefing. A turnover of command and control to Col. Tirso G. Bautista, Chairman, RAATI Team, was performed by LtC. Florentino C. Simeon, Commandant, ROTC Unit which sig-naled the start of the ad-ministrative and tactical inspection.

The inspection performed were: inspection in rank, theoretical examination, company drill, disaster relief and rescue operation, field stripping, map reading, operational order writing, method of instruction, and combat/circuit training of individual soldier/small unit tactics.

The Inspection team were composed of the following military officials: Col. Aniceto D. Vicente, ROTC Superintendent; Col. Tirso G. Bautista, Chairman, RAATI; Col. Prudencio R. Asto, Vice Chairman; LtC. Florentino C. Simeon, Inspection Team Leader; 2Lt. Catherine P. Manga-da, Asst. Inspection Team Leader; MSg. Ariel C. Cabical, TSg. Joselito C. Vendiola, MSg. Mario Jesus A. Garcia, TSg. Vic-tor V. Embernate, SSg. Jerome C. Noble, SSg. Joseph Peralta, SSg. Emmanuel M. Boado, Sgt. Orlando B. Bautista, members; TSg. Braulio C. Bravo Jr., Recorder; Sgt. Mario A. Albior, Asst. Recorder; and Pfc. Marvin F. Sabado, Photographer.

The UNP ROTC officials and staff are the following: LtC. Florentino C. Simeon, Commandant; LtC. Alfredo V. Lazo, Asst. Commandant for UNP; 1lt. Nestor Pajaro, Tactical Officer; TSg. Arsenio R. Manuel Jr., Training NCO; Sgt. Gary R. Arce, Admin NCO; Cpl. Romuel Pajinag, OPN & Training NCO; MSg. Ramon S. Opeña, ROTC Coordinator; and MSg. Jose Tabangay, MSg. Rolando Racca, MSg. Bernard Rabaca, TSg. Fernando Estayo, Sgt. Mark Anthony Torres, Sgt. Rockey Torricer, Sgt. Hayzell Singson, Cpl. Romeo Sagucio, and PFC. Constantino De Peralta, Instructors.

Last year, the unit was given the Award of Excellence, Champion in Ceremonial Parade, Champion in Administrative Aspect, Champion in Method Instruction, and Champion in Field Stripping of Cal. 45 Pis-tol with an overall rating of 96.16 percent.