Infantry (Protector) Battalion, 2ID celebrated its 29th
Founding Anniversary for three (3) days with series of activities on August 15-17, 2015 at the various amenities inside H2ID.
A Mass Wedding for 28 couples composed of members of CAFGU Active Auxiliary (CAA) was conducted, and was officiated by Fr Domingo L Labrilla CHS (PA), Division Chaplain, 2ID at St Martin of Tours Chapel on the first day. A luncheon buffet at 59 Cafe was also prepared and served by the said unit for the couples and their visitors.
On the second day, a Fun Shoot for all Officers, members and other stakeholders at GENSAN Pistol Range was also held. While the formal program which started around 9:00am at 59 Cafe with Retired Gen Generoso S Senga, the first Battalion Commander of 59IB as the Guest of Honor and Speaker was conducted on the third day.
Said program includes the awarding of Best Personnel and CAA; the distribution of Certificates of Appreciation to various active stakeholders; and the blessing of vehicles and new facilities of the unit.
Among the visitors, dignitaries, and Military Officers present during the occasion were MGen Romeo G Gan AFP, Commander, 2ID and other former Officers of 59IB namely: Col Lenard T Agustin GSC (INF) PA, Chief of Staff, 2ID; Col Rolando C Manalo GSC (INF), Inspector General, 7ID; Col Cornelio H Valencia GSC (INF) PA, G5, PA; and the Barangay Captains and other government Officials of Rizal, Batangas, and Palawan.
More so, an evening social was also conducted at 59 Cafe to cap the said celebration. This was attended by the Jungle Fighter Officers along with the Officers and members of 59IB. Said social activity also includes the awarding of winners for the Fun Shoot.
According to Col Marceliano V Teofilo INF (GSC) PA, Commanding Officer, 59IB, the success of the 59IB is due to the concerted efforts of all Officers, members, and stakeholders of the unit in advocating and protecting peace and development within its Area of Responsibility (AOR).
CAMP GEN MATEO CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal – The 59