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    February 16, 2015

  • CSAFP visits the 2nd Infantry Division

    February 16, 2015

  • CSAFP visits the 2nd Infantry Division

    February 16, 2015

  • CSAFP visits the 2nd Infantry Division

    February 16, 2015

  • CSAFP visits the 2nd Infantry Division

    February 16, 2015

  • CSAFP visits the 2nd Infantry Division

    February 16, 2015

General Catapang visits 2nd Infantry Division

CAMP CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal– General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr., Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and party visited the Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry (Jungle Fighter) Division based in Camp Gen Mateo Capinpin, Brgy Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal on Monday, February 16, 2015. Gen Catapang was welcomed by Commander, 2ID, Brigadier General Romeo G Gan, together with 2ID Officers, Enlisted Personnel, and civilian employees. The visit of Gen Catapang to the Home of the Jungle Fightersis part of the regular visit to all units of the AFP and also to congratulate BGen Gan who is newly installed as the 36th Commander of the 2nd Infantry Division, PA last February 3, 2015. Gen Catapang was accorded with military honors and led the awarding of Military Merit Medals to eight Officers and Enlisted Personnel who recently recovered High Powered Firearms in General Nakar, Quezon. In his talk with the Jungle Fighters, Gen Catapang emphasized the AFP’s major thrusts under his leadership and urged the troops to strictly adhere to the AFP’s slogan of “Kawal DISIPLINADO, bawal ABUSADO, dapat ASINTADO”for them to be respectful of human rights, adhere to international humanitarian law and rule of law, as well as the rules of engagement of the IPSP Bayanihan.  He congratulated the officers and men of 2ID led by BGen Gan for the job well done. He urged the troops to continue the efforts on Bayanihan, pursuing the AFP Transformation Roadmap and maintain good rapport with the civilian stakeholders in achieving peace in the region. He said that the soldiers will closely coordinate with the local governments to help build “bridges for peace”, “schools for peace”, “hospitals for peace”, and “roads for peace”. Also of paramount consideration under his leadership is enhancing humanitarian assistance and disaster response capabilities of the armed forces. Gen Catapang is the 45th Chief of Staff of the AFP. Prior to this, he was the 42nd Vice Chief of Staff of the AFP. He also commanded the AFP’s Northern Luzon Command, and was designated as Commander of the 7th Infantry Division. He is a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Dimalupig” Class of 1981.

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