The public is cordially invited to witness the once-a-month exhibition by the Philippine Marine Corps Silent Drill Group on Sunday, July 3, 2011, starting at 4:00 p.m., at the back of the Rizal Monument, Rizal Park, Manila. This is made possible by the partnership of the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), under Executive Director Juliet H. Villegas, with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) the Philippine Navy (PN) and the Philippine Marines. Admission is free.
The Philippine Marine Corps Silent Drill Exhibition is a precision drill exhibition without verbal command. Members do a series of calculated drill movements and precise handling of their hand-polished M-1 Garand rifles of nickel-plated bayonets. It is an amazing display of skill and coordination, which is quite common in the Marine Corps, especially in the Marine Security & Escort Group (MSEG), where all the members of the Silent Drill team come from.
The MSEG is the unit in the AFP, which is tasked to guard the monument of the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, at Rizal Park, the country’s premiere park.