Friday, February 5, 2016

Army installs three new battalion commanders

DAVAO CITY, Feb 5 (PIA) the 10th Infantry Division which covers Davao Region, parts of Surigao Del Sur, South Cotabato, Sarangani and North Cotabato installed three new battalion commanders to spruce up the government’s peace and order efforts.

Major General Rafael Valencia led the separate turn-over-ceremonies for the installation of Lt. Colonel Benjamin Leander for the 27th Infantry Battalion,  Lt. Colonel Harold Argamosa for the 39th IB, and Lt. Colonel Emannuel Canilla for the 60th IB.

They replaced Lt. Colonel Roland Jess Alcudia, Lt. Colonel Apollo Lamaton and Lt. Colonel Roberto Bunagan, respectively.

Captain Rhyan Batchar, spokesperson of the 10th ID described Lt. Colonel Leander as a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1995, and a native of Cainta, Rizal. His assignment covers South Cotabato and parts of Sarangani Province.

He said Lt. Colonel Argamosa, a member of the PMA ’94 from Pasay City handles Davao del Sur and parts of Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat.

Batchar said Lt. Colonel Canilla, a member of PMA ‘94 and hails from Puerto Princesa, Palawan will handle the peace and security in the provinces of Davao del Norte, parts of Compostela Valley and San Fernando, Bukidnon.

Valencia lauded the contributions of these united to the overall performance of the 10th ID in accomplishing its mission.
“The newly installed commanders bear not only the trust and confidence of the 10th Infantry Division but the hopes of all peace, security and development stakeholders, whom we have sworn to protect," he said.  (PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)

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