Col. Francisco Delfin, the newly-installed 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, said yesterday that the creation of a Negros Island Command will ensure a better coordinated peace and order campaign in the Negros Island Region.
Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr., chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, said last week that a Negros Island Region Command that will integrate the operations of all the armed services on the island will be created soon.
Delfin said he will wait for instructions from the chief of staff as to their set up.
The 303 rd IB is now under the Army in Jamindan, Capiz, said Delfin, who paid a courtesy call on Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. at the Capitol in Bacolod City.
Marañon said the creation of the Negros Island Command is being planned by the Army's chief of staff and a site is still being chosen for it.
The governor has offered the Army a site in the fifth district of Negros Occidental.
Meanwhile, Delfin said he will continue to implement the successful programs of his predecessor, Brig. Gen. Jon Aying, in Negros Occidental.
The Army will also continue to help the provincial government in its campaign to protect the environment, Delfin said.*CPG
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