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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, November 19, 2015
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Delfin NIR Army head

Col. Francisco Delfin has been designated as commander of the Philippine Army troops in the Negros Island Region (NIR).

This was confirmed Tuesday by Maj. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, commanding general of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division, who said there will be only one commander to oversee the internal security operations, following the creation of the NIR.

The 302nd Infantry Brigade that used to be assigned in Negros Oriental, is now stationed in Bohol, that is still under the jurisdiction of 3ID.

With the pull-out of 302nd Brigade and its operating unit, the 47th Infantry Battalion, Guerrero said the area of Negros Oriental is now under the operational control of the 303rd Infantry Brigade headed by Delfin.

Delfin is now supervising three Army infantry battalion – 62IB in northern Negros, 11IB in central Negros and 79IB in southern Negros.

Both the  11IB and 79IB used to be under the supervision of the 302nd Infantry Brigade based  Tanjay, Negros Oriental.

As NIR Army chief, Delfin vows to continue the Oplan Bayanihan campaign, in tandem with various stakeholders.*GPB

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