2nd Infantry Division http://www.junglefighterdivision.com Home of the Jungle Fighters Tue, 16 Jul 2019 06:20:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 PRRD Appoints Former AFP Spox, Alliance Builder as Army Commander in Southern Tagalog /prrd-appoints-former-afp-spox-alliance-builder-as-army-commander-in-southern-tagalog/ Fri, 12 Jul 2019 06:16:31 +0000 /?p=4047 CAMP CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal- A former military spokesman and Commander of the Army unit which has operational jurisdiction over CALABARZON was designated as Commander of the 2nd Infantry Division which covers Regions 4A and 4B on Friday afternoon. BGen Arnulfo Marcelo B Burgos Jr replaced BGen Elias H Escarcha during a ceremony presided by Lt Gen Macairog S Alberto, the Commanding General Philippine Army, at Camp Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal. During his assumption speech, BGen Burgos expressed his gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte “for his unwavering trust and confidence in entrusting upon my shoulders the security of the areas in the immediate south of our duly constituted government’s seat of power.” He added that “the men and women of the 2nd Division will be active members, partners and participants in Regions 4A and 4B’s Task Forces to End Local Communist Armed Conflict” in line with the Presidential Directive of adopting a whole of nation approach strategy to defeat communist insurgency and pave the way for peace, prosperity and development across the country. BGen Burgos ended his speech by asking the people of CALABARZON and MIMARO to support their soldiers and by assuring them that “the men and women of the Jungle Fighter Division are willing and ready to serve and defend our constituents wherever, whenever, whoever or whatever the threat may be.” On his part, BGen Escarcha expressed his gratitude to his soldiers and subordinate commanders for the support that they have extended upon him during his incumbency. He added that “the close coordination and collaboration between and among the security forces and the civilian sector has made the difference” in this part of the country. He ended his speech by urging his troops “to extend to your new commander the same degree of support that you have extended upon me.” Lt Gen Alberto congratulated BGen Burgos for the well-deserved designation and urged him “to continue the Army’s operational momentum in this critical part of our land.” He ended his remarks by commending BGen Burgos for the “excellent job that he did as Brigade Commander, this, I expect nothing but excellence from him now that he is already a Division Commander.” RTF ELCAC 4A is the first to be organized in the country with 2ID as the pioneering Army unit to implement the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program in Luzon and Visayas since August 2018. BGen Burgos is a member of PMA “Maringal” Class of 1988 and the 39h Commander of the 2nd Infantry (Jungle Fighter) Division. ]]> KARAPATAN TRIES TO TAKE NPA CADAVERS AS TROOPS PURSUE NPA REMNANTS IN MINDORO /karapatan-tries-to-take-npa-cadavers-as-troops-pursue-npa-remnants-in-mindoro/ Tue, 25 Jun 2019 10:50:44 +0000 /?p=3998 ]]> MINDOREÑO NAG-RALLY LABAN SA PRESENSYA NG KARAPATAN SOUTHERN-TAGALOG /mindoreno-nag-rally-laban-sa-presensya-ng-karapatan-southern-tagalog/ Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:43:31 +0000 /?p=3982 bro ng mga KARAPATAN ang 3 bangkay ng mga NPA na nasawi sa lehitimong pinagsanib operasyon ng mga sundalo at pulis noong June 13, 2019.
Patuloy namang nanawagan ang mga mamamayan at lokal na pamahalaan ng Mansalay sa mga miyembro ng KARAPATAN na umalis sa kanilang lugar at igalang ang matahimik at maayos nilang pamumuhay.    
Jungle Fighters Conducts Simultaneous Earthquake Drill /jungle-fighters-conducts-simultaneous-earthquake-drill/ Sat, 22 Jun 2019 11:13:56 +0000 /?p=4003 ]]> Army General Refutes Karapatan Claims in Mindoro /army-general-refutes-karapatan-claims-in-mindoro/ Thu, 20 Jun 2019 08:18:29 +0000 /?p=4025  Gleofe Balontong of Methodist Church in Roxas, Oriental Mindoro.
“All we ask is that legal procedures will be observed such as making sure that the remains will be claimed by their relatives. The statement of Karapatan puts malice on the efforts of the PNP and the Army who has been the partners of the LGU in protecting our fellow Mindoreños from CPP-NPA atrocities. Surprisingly, they are so quick to cry out harassment from the government forces yet no condemnation of any of the terroristic actions of the CPP-NPAs in Mindoro”, BGen Teofilo added. The Karapatan members went to Mansalay days after the successful encounter of joint PNP and Military against CPP-NPA wherein three (3) NPA terrorists were killed and capturing five (5) high powered firearms, two (2) improvised explosive device (IED), live ammunitions and other subversive materials last 13 June 2019. BGen Teofilo assures every Mindoreños that their Army will continue to defend them from this NPA terrorists, protecting them from harm and ensuring that their human rights will not be violated. He also urge Karapatan and NUPL to condemn the killings made by the NPA to Mr Jose Barera of San Jose, Mr Kenndy Dam-in Aquino of Rizal, both of Occidental Mindoro and Mr Jun-jun Ysog of Panaytayan, Mansalay. Help their families to achieve justice and show to the people of Mindoro that Karapatan and their allies are for peace and protection of the real victims of CPP-NPA atrocities.... Further, BGen Teofilo wanted to convey a message to them not to waste their lives being activists and being members of progressive bloc of the CPP-NPA. They are not threatened because they are members of Karapatan or NUPL, but as they carry weapons to destroy our people and disrupt the peace, they will definitely meet their end trying to engage in armed conflict with our Army Peace Operators.
2ID awards the AGP Proficient Status to the different Battalions /2id-awards-the-agp-proficient-status-to-the-different-battalions/ Mon, 10 Jun 2019 08:27:02 +0000 /?p=4028
The 2nd Infantry (Jungle Fighter) Division awarded the Army Governance Pathway (Proficient Status with Silver Trailblazer) to the three (3) Battalions of this Command during the Monday Flag Raising Ceremony here at Camp Gen. Mateo Capinpin, Brgy. Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal on June 10, 2019. BGen Elias H Escarcha AFP, Acting Commander, 2ID, together with Col Jose Augusto V Villareal, Chief of Staff, and Col Georgie G Domingo, Acting Chief, GSMO awarded the Proficient Status to the 1st Infantry (ALWAYS FIRST) Battalion, 4th Infantry (SCORPION) Battalion and 68th Infantry (KAAGAPAY) Battalion.
The award was given to each Battalion for demonstrating the commitment to pursue genuine transformation and reform as manifested by its exemplary progress in governance and strategy management and for successfully complying with the elements under the Army Governance Pathway. Meanwhile, the Command also warmly welcomed the newly assigned senior officers at 2ID namely; LtCol James C Sababan, LtCol Freddie F Calosing, and LtCol Wilfredo B Manalang III. Congratulations to all JUNGLE FIGHTERS!
2ID holds Bloodletting and Gift Giving /2id-holds-bloodletting-and-gift-giving/ Mon, 04 Mar 2019 06:51:50 +0000 /?p=3895 Out of 65 screened donors, 41 successfully donated blood. Meanwhile, 60 children received gifts. ]]> Jungle Fighters receive 10K finisher shirts /jungle-fighters-receive-10k-finisher-shirts/ Thu, 28 Feb 2019 06:59:39 +0000 /?p=3929 Col Jose Augusto V Villareal, Chief of Staff, 2ID led the awarding of the shirts. More than 300 soldiers composed of the Officers and Enlisted Personnel of 2ID joined the activity. It was Jungle Fighters Fifth time to run 10 Km challenge since it started last October 2018. Road running meant a lot to the Jungle Fighters as it promotes a healthy lifestyle not only for themselves but to the general public as well. ]]> Summerville Academy of Antipolo City “Lakbay Aral” /2nsummerville-academy-of-antipolo-city-lakbay-aral/ Sat, 09 Feb 2019 05:19:42 +0000 /?p=3872 ]]> 59IB has new Battalion Commander /59ib-has-new-battalion-commander/ Fri, 08 Feb 2019 01:52:24 +0000 /?p=3844 Lieutenant Colonel Melencio W Ragudo took over the responsibilities of leading the CADRE Battalion from his predecessor Colonel Georgie G Domingo who will also assume as the new Chief of Government Strategy Management Office (GSMO). MGen Parayno congratulated both the incoming and outgoing Commanders of 59IB. He also expressed his trust and confidence to LtCol Ragudo and assured that the CADRE Battalion has the full support of 2ID. The Change of Command ceremony is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commanding or flag officer to another. The passing of unit color from an outgoing commander to an incoming one ensures that the unit and its soldiers is never without official leadership, a continuation of trust and also signifies an allegiance of soldiers to their unit’s commander. ]]>