Army installs new 'Agila' Division Commander

    FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila - The 10th Infantry 'Agila' Division (10ID) welcomes its new commander on March 04, 2021 at Camp General Manuel Yan, Mawab, Davao de Oro.
    In Change of Command and Retirement Ceremony presided by the Commanding General, Philippine Army Lt. Gen. Jose C Faustino Jr., the position was relinquished by Maj. Gen. Reuben S Basiao to Maj. Gen. Ernesto C Torres Jr.
    Prior to his assumption, Maj. Gen. Torres held key positions such as Commander of Joint Task Force Haribon of Eastern Mindanao Command and Commander of Civil Relations Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). He also served as the Chief of Office of the Army Chief Public Affairs, and AFP Public Affairs Office. He is a member of Philippine Military Academy "Makatao" class of 1989 and holds a Master's Degree in Military Arts and Sciences from the US Army Command and General Staff College.
    During Maj. Gen. Basiao's stint, the Division neutralized 419 enemy personalities, seized 514 firearms and 155 anti-personnel mines. He is also one of the primary authors of Community Support Program (CSP); wherein, the Division successfully cleared 72 barangays and dismantled four guerilla fronts and one sub-regional command through CSP's immersions. The Division was also lauded for its fortified relationship with its partners and stakeholders, the enhancement of the troop training and education, and construction of several facilities.
    "Mistah, as you leave the active service, those you have worked with in the last 36 years will remember your committed and exceptional leadership. Your willingness to share your expertise, your brilliant mind, and your initiatives for the betterment of the Army, will not be forgotten," said Lt. Gen. Faustino as he bids farewell to Maj. Gen. Basiao.
    "To Maj. Gen. Torres, you now play a bigger role. I trust you to build on the good foundations laid by your predecessors and to advance 10ID's thrusts. To the Agila troopers, may you continue to be a force that our communities can rely on, especially during these trying times," he added.#
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