H E A D Q U A R T E R S
401ST INFANTRY (UNITY) BRIGADE
4TH INFANTRY (DIAMOND) DIVISION, PHILIPPINE ARMY
Camp Datu Lipus Makapandong, Brgy Awa, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur
(For Immediate Release)
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April 16, 2016
401st Brigade has new Commander
Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur- The 401st“UNITY” Brigadeheld its Change of Command Ceremony at Camp Datu Lipus Makapandong, Brgy Awa, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur on April 15, 2016 (Friday) here.
Col Cristobal N Zaragoza took the helm of this Brigade from Col Alexander L Macario, the outgoing Brigade Commander. The ceremony was presided by Major General Benjamin R Madrigal Jr, 4th Infantry Division Commander and attended by Provincial/Municipal Government Officials; Hon Hazel del Rosario, Hon Albin D Magdamit, MrNiloMampatilan, and other stakeholders.
Col Alexander L Macario will be reassigned as the Regiment Commander of the Light Reaction Regiment of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
The new commander Col Zaragosa is not new in the area since he was the former Battalion Commander of the 30th Infantry Battalion under the 402nd Brigade in 2008.He is a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1987. Prior to his appointment as Brigade Commander, he is the Task Force Commander of Task Force Davao. He is a recipient of various military awards for excellence in combat and administrative functions from different units of the military and civilian organization. Above all he is a Peace Advocate individual.
“We will continue the Peace and Development efforts in collaboration with our stakeholder partners and achieve Agusan Del Norte and Agusan Del Sur insurgency free provinces by the end of 2016. Col Zaragoza said.