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Determined to End Communist Terror, Army in Bicol Builds-up Another Maneuver Battalion



CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur-In response to various challenges and demands in today’s dynamic operational environment, the 9th Infantry (SPEAR) Division refilled the 22nd Infantry (VALOR) Battalion and started its enhanced combat training, Monday, March 9.


The ceremonies, which was presided by Col. Aldwine Almase, the Joint Task Force Bicolandia's (JTFB) Chief of Staff, and the assumption of Lt. Col. Henrito Managay as 22IB's Commanding Officer, marked the reversion of the Valor Battalion from a CAFGU into a maneuver battalion.


The Spear Division under MGen Fernando T Trinidad believes that the reinstalled maneuver battalion will be instrumental in achieving the Army’s intensified campaign against communist terrorist groups (CTG) and advance programs in attaining genuine peace and order in the Bicol Region while at the same time continuously pursue organizational growth.


Furthermore, Col. Almase expressed his confidence and congratulated, Lt. Col. Managay along with his reminder to always provide his troops with wisdom and trust in every action towards accomplishing their given mission.


Meanwhile, Lt. Col. Managay also assured the Division of his readiness in accepting the new challenge which he considers as another open door for offering selfless service to the country and its people.


On the other hand, MGEN FERNANDO T TRINIDAD AFP, Commander of 9ID emphasized in his message the desire of the Command to ensure that the warrior ethos runs through the veins of every individual soldiers and their fighting stance strengthened by having the right frame of attitude as professional soldiers, set of skills as a combatant, and with sufficient knowledge to effectively and efficiently deliver the organization's campaigns, thrusts, and programs of ending armed conflicts and CTG's disturbances in the community in whole Bicol Region.