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The Commanding General, Philippine Army, LTGEN HERNANDO DCA IRIBERRI AFP and BGEN ROMEO G GAN AFP, Commander, 2ID salute at the Heroes Shrine to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers who sacrificed their lives for peace and democracy.
CAMP GEN MATEO CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal – The 2nd Infantry (Jungle Fighter) Division celebrates its 39th anniversary on March 28, 2015 with Lt Gen Hernando DCA Iriberri AFP, Commanding General, Philippine Army as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.
The said celebration dubbed as “Jungle Fighters at 39: Changing Habits, Touching Hearts and Winning Minds” which was attended by LGU Officials and other stakeholders from various sectors, was conducted with different activities like paying tribute to the fallen soldiers and the blessing of new facility of the Command.
The wreath-laying at Heroes Shrine started at 8:00 in the morning which was immediately followed by the blessing and unveiling of marker of Matikas Park, and the Field Mass at Ynares Multi-Purpose Covered Court, both officiated by Maj Domingo L Labrilla CHS (PA), the Division Chaplain.
Likewise, the program proper at Ynares Multi-Purpose Covered Court started at 10:00 am. This includes the awarding of best performing units, junior Officer, Civilian Employee and active stakeholders/partners of 2ID for calendar year 2014. Following are the awardees:
Best Brigade – 201st Infantry Brigade
Best Battalion – 85th Infantry Battalion
Best Battalion for TRIAD – 85th Infantry Battalion
Best Battalion for Admin – 85th Infantry Battalion
Best Junior Officer – CPT GIFFORD N ESGUERRA O-15012 (INF) PA
Best Civilian Employee – Ms Riza C Olfindo
Best CAA – CAA Richie A Lubrico RI-G11000027 PA
Bayanihan Awardee – Hon Romulo A Bacorro, MD, Vice Gov, Province of Marinduque
Bayanihan Awardee – Hon Joselito A Ojeda, Mayor, Municipality of Mulanay, Quezon
Bayanihan Awardee – Ms Leah Esperanza Lopez, CSR Manager, Cherry Mobile
Bayanihan Awardee – Hon Milbert D Oliveros, Mayor, Municipality of Cavinti, Laguna
Bayanihan Awardee – Gardenia Bakeries Phil Inc
Bayanihan Awardee – Ms Francisca B Gonzales, Principal, Dulangan II Elem School
Bayanihan Awardee – Hon Mario Gene J Mendiola, Governor, Province of Occ Mindoro
Bayanihan Awardee – Mr Ervic Marpuri-Gaston, Director, Tanay Adventure Camp
On the same manner, the 2ID, PA MSAB Officers were also presented and awarded with ATR Pin (Partner’s Category).
On his message, Lt Gen Iriberri encouraged every Jungle Fighter to continue its momentum in effectively sustaining peace and development within its area of operations. Meanwhile, BGen Gan pledged the commitment of 2ID in effectively attaining its mission with the help of its active stakeholders.
After the program, a buffet luncheon was served at Sierra Madre Officers’ Clubhouse (SMOCH).
The said celebration was culminated on the evening with a cocktail party at Ynares Multi-Purpose Covered Court. This was also attended by Jungle Fighters, other guests and partners from different sectors.