2ID joins Tanay LGU in commemorating the 120th Philippine Independence Day
Camp General Mateo Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal – The 2nd Infantry (Jungle Fighter) Division joined the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tanay, Rizal in commemorating the 120th Philippine Independence Day in front of Tanay Municipal Hall today, June 12, 2018. Mayor Rex Manuel C Tanjuatco of Tanay, Rizal together with Major General Rhoderick M Parayno AFP, Commander, 2ID and other government agencies led the hoisting of the Philippine Flag.
In his speech, Mayor Tanjuatco recognized the heroism of the soldiers during the Marawi siege. “Kung hindi sa tapang at husay ng ating mga sundalo, Marawi City would have fallen and probably other cities in Mindanao as well”, he said. He also acknowledged the efforts of 2ID in maintaining the peace and security in the region against the NPA terrorists. “Alam din natin kung gaano kahirap ang ginagawa nilang pakikipaglaban sa mga communist rebels. Sa ating mga kasundaluhan ng 2nd Infantry Division, active at reserve, saludo po kami sa inyo”, the mayor added. The activity was attended by the different LGUs of Tanay, Rizal, the AFP, PNP, teachers and students from different schools, veterans and senior citizens, and other Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). Meanwhile, the Officers, Enlisted Personnel and Civilian Employees of 2ID also commemorated the Independence Day through a simultaneous flag raising held at 2ID quadrangle today. Known in the Philippines as “Araw ng Kasarinlan” or “Day of Freedom”, this day commemorates the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain on 12 June 1898.