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Soldiers urged to
pursue peace, security

BY GILBERT BAYORAN

Army chief, Lt. Gen. Hernando Iriberri, rallied Tuesday the 3rd Infantry Division officers and men on the continuing pursuit of the objectives of the Internal Peace and Security Plan “Bayanihan” by continued engagement with various stakeholders.

Iriberri, who visited the 3ID headquarters in Jamindan, Capiz, also discussed the current thrust of the Philippine Army, especially the capability upgrade under its Army Transformation Roadmap with soldiers, that includes the procurement of new rifles, modern communication equipment, vehicles, field ambulances, armored vests, helmets and combat boots, among others.

On the professional growth of soldiers, he said the programs will be implemented to improve their individual readiness, performance, development, capability, and capacity.

A highlight of his visit was the awarding of the Initiated Status in the Army Governance Pathway to the 301st, 302ndand 303rdInfantry Brigades, headed respectively by Colonels Eric Uchida, Allan Martin and Jon Aying, Maj. Rey Tiongson,3ID Public Affairs Office chief, yesterday said.

The three brigades have demonstrated their full commitment and support to the reform and transformation initiatives of the Philippine Army and successfully met the hallmarks of the 1ststage in the governance pathway, Tiongson, said, quoting of Iriberri.

The 3ID, headed by Maj. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, was conferred the Compliant Status in the Army Governance Pathway on Jan. 30 at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City.*GPB

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