CSAFP Visits Agila Troops

General Año and his party were warmly received by the 10ID commander Major General Noel Clement together with the unit commanders of the four infantry brigades and two task forces, the division staffs, enlisted personnel and civilian employees.
General Año who was with two other army top ranks Commanding General Philippine Army (CGPA) LtGen Glorioso Miranda and Commander Eastern Mindanao Command (CEMC) were briefed on the current thrusts of the Agila Division highlighting the division's significant campaign accomplishments merely two months after the assumption of MGen Clement as its 10th commander on May 31.
Prior to his talk to the Agila troopers, Año graced the awarding of the silver cross and gold cross medals to the three outstanding officer and enlisted men of 10ID, who exemplified valuable achievement and dedication for service for the accomplishment of their unit's mission. The awardees were Second Lieutenant George Manalo and Sergeant Bernado Villegas who both received the Silver Cross Medal while Sergeant Ulyses Esteva received the Gold Cross Medal.
Año congratulated the agila troopers for the neutralization of a total of 69 NPA rebels, of which 19 were killed, 6 were captured, and 44 voluntarily surrendered. 10ID's Focused military Operations also led to the recovery of 39 high-powered and nine low-powered firearms, and recovery of 49 improvised explosive devices.
Año further mentioned the fast-tracked acquisition of the AFP's artillery assets, caliber 45 pistols, and force protection equipment purposely to beef-up the ongoing operations in Marawi.
Año assured the troops of the AFP and Commander-In-Chief President Rodrigo Duterte's support for more military upgrades. He also cited Pres Duterte's vow of doubling the salary of the military by January 2018.
MGen Clement expressed his sincere gratitude to General Año for visiting the Agila Division despite his very busy schedule.
General Año also served as the 7th commander of the 10th Infantry Division from 15 July 2014 until 16 July 2015.