Infantry (Protector) Battalion (CAFGU Battalion), 2ID on June 2, 2016.
The said ceremony which started at around 11:00 AM was held at Headquarters, 59IB stationed at Camp Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal.
LTC Ferrer assumed post from his predecessor, Col Marceliano V Teofilo GSC (INF) PA who already took post as the Chief of Staff, 2ID since March 24, 2016.
LTC Ferrer is the former Battalion Commander of 16th
Infantry (Maglilingkod) Battalion, 2ID that is based in Surigao del Sur and supports the operational requirements of Eastern Mindanao Command (EASTMINCOM).
On the said occasion, BGen Tabuga congratulated both the incoming and outgoing Commanders of 59IB. He also expressed his trust and confidence to LTC Ferrer and assured that the CAFGU Battalion has the full support of 2ID.
Meanwhile, Col Teofilo, the outgoing Battalion Commander of 59IB was awarded with Military Merit Medal (Interim) and a Command Plaque from 2ID for his invaluable services rendered in a position of major responsibility as Commanding Officer of 59IB.
He also received a Plaque of Recognition from the Office of the Provincial Government of Palawan for his active support on the peace and development efforts of the province. The award was given to him by Ms. Rosana C. Andong, the Executive Assistant to the Governor of Palawan.
The said ceremony was also attended by Lt Gen Reymundo B Ferrer AFP (Ret), Executive Vice-President for Security, Nickle Asia Corporation; Ms. Vianney C. Brossard, Operations Manager, Jewelmer Corporation; Ms. Rowena T. Almoguerra, General Manager, Security Masters Investigation Incorporated; Mr. Florante S. San Pedro, Senior Security Supervisor, Semirara Calaca Power Corporation; members of General, Technical, Special, and Personal Staff of 2ID; and Officers and members of 2ID Press Corps among others.
In a Change of Command Ceremony, BGen Amador T Tabuga AFP, Assistant Division Commander, 2ID installed Lieutenant Colonel Andres F Ferrer INF (GSC) PA as the new Battalion Commander of 59