CGPA visits Jungle Fighter troopers

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    FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila - The Commanding General, Philippine Army, Lt. Gen. Macairog S. Alberto visited the 2nd Infantry “Jungle Fighter” Division (2ID) today, Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

    The 2ID’s headquarters is located in Camp Mateo Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal which primary mission is to conduct sustained Internal Security Operations in order to maintain peace and security in CALABARZON and MIMAROPA Regions as its assigned area of responsibility.

    Upon his arrival, the CGPA was accorded with full military honors, a custom usually observe by a subordinate command whenever a top rank military officer arrived for an official visit. The Commander of 2ID, Maj. Gen. Rhoderick M. Parayno, along with his key staffs and subordinate commanders led the reception for CGPA and his party.

    For Lt. Gen. Alberto, his visit to 2ID is like a homecoming for once, he served the famous Division when he was still a young officer. During his remarks, he said that he is proud and happy to be back to the “Home of the Jungle Fighters” where he started his military career and helped him transformed of what he is today.

    His visit and acquaintance with the troops was capped by an information brief about the Command significant activities as well as accomplishments in terms of how it manages and orchestrates its campaign in support to the government’s thrust of establishing an environment conducive for peace and development.

    The 2ID has a lot of success recently in its campaign against peace spoilers, particularly, the New People’s Army in its assigned area of responsibility. The latest is the surrender of 2 communist insurgents that lead to the discovery of an NPA arms cache in Mindoro this November, which gives a huge blow to the enemies.

    During his talk to the troops, Lt. Gen. Alberto expressed his gratitude for their continuing commitment and sacrifices. He averred that in his capacity, he will continue to institute the necessary measures to improve systems and processes for the betterment of the Philippine Army. He also reiterated his command thrusts and guidance which focuses on the establishment of agile and responsive force, enhancement of health services, advancement of family welfare programs and leadership training.

    He also highlighted in his speech the fast tracking of the production and issuance of the new Army Battle Dress Uniform (BDU). The first tranche has already been distributed to the different Army units all over the country which indeed provided a morale boosting effect to the troops. The new BDU has an improved pattern that enhances the camouflage of the soldiers in the field, increasing the survivability of the troops.

    “As the Philippine Army walks its way towards becoming a world-class Army by 2028, it will continue to strive building its capabilities and develop approaches to improve further its role as a reliable force provider,” Lt. Gen. Alberto, added. #

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