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2IB Undergoes Battalion Retraining



CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur- The Battalion Retraining of the 2nd Infantry (Second to None) Battalion formally convened on August 4, at 10:00 AM. The Opening Ceremony was held at the Brig. Gen. Lukban Grandstand in Camp Elias Angeles Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division “Spear” Division, Philippine Army. The said ceremony was graced by the Representative of 2nd District of Albay, Jose Maria Clemente S. Salceda as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.

Battalion retraining is conducted in order to enhance unit’s operational readiness, develop unit cohesion, fighting spirit and combat performance of troops, and improve core competencies and functional capabilities. It also aims to enhance the combat proficiency of the Battalion, upgrade the training readiness condition through unit and individual training, and revitalized the Battlefield Operating System (BOS), in order to be responsive to the mission essential systems.

2IB is under the leadership of Lt Col. Redentor E. Cabanizas composing 445 able-bodied personnel, 19 of which are Officers and 426 are Enlisted Personnel.

During his speech, Honorable Congressman Jose Maria Clemente S. Salceda recalled and appreciate the glorious history of the battalion from the time it was activated until the period it was deployed in the province of Albay. He also extended his utmost gratitude to the 2nd Infantry Battalion for its contributions in bringing peace and development, and its sterling support in the field of humanitarian assistance and disaster response activities in the province.  Albay was declared as “Conflict Manageable and Ready for Further Development Province” through a Memorandum of Understanding on April 23, 2015 when the 2nd Infantry Battalion was still covering the said province, Cong. Salceda was then the Governor of Albay.

83rd Infantry Battalion expanded its Area of Operation and cover the former AO of 2nd Infantry Battalionp while 2IB is on retraining. After the retraining, 2IB may be tasked or deployed according to the operational needs and priorities of the Philippine Army.