“…Kaysa mamatay kayo, bukas ang palad ng ating gobyerno, pwede kayong bumaba at magbalik-loob sa ating gobyerno…hindi totoo na ang mga NPA kung magbalik-loob ay pinapatay ng sundalo–hindi yan totoo!..may programa ang gobyerno para sa inyong pagbabagong buhay–‘yon ang katotohanan.”
-LTGen Aurelio Baladad, Commander, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP
THE AFP, THE EASTERN MINDANAO COMMAND AND THE 10TH INFANTRY DIVISION ARE READY– During the 10th ID Conference on 29 June 2015, Commander of 10th ID, MGen Año said that they are expecting more encounters after the death of PARAGO. He also calls and encourage other members of the NPA to surrender and should not wait that they will also suffer the same fate of PARAGO. He further said that, “walang taong nabuhay na labag sa batas and hindi inabot ng batas, darating at darating ang panahon na sisingilin sila ng batas.”
The Group Commander of 5th Civil Relations Group, LTC GLENN A. DELA ROSA attended to the General Headquarters 1st Semester/2nd Quarter CY2015 Campaign Plan Brief Back on 25 June 2015 at Conference Room, Eastern Mindanao Command, NSFA, Panacan Davao City which was attended by officers of the Eastern Mindanao Command headed by BGEN ALEXANDER F. BALUTAN AFP, EMC Deputy Commander and representatives from BANTAY BAYANIHAN.
The term of the 5th Civil Relations Group Commander Col. Greg T. Almerol (GSC) PA has come to its end yesterday, 30 April 2015 in a turnover ceremony in its office at Naval Station Felix Apolinario, Panacan Davao City. The turnover ceremony was attended by the Commander of Civil Relations Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, BGEN JOSELITO E KAKILALA AFP along with other officers from CRSAFP and EastMinCom.
The new commander, LTC GLENN A DELA ROSA in his remarks said that he accepts the position with its distinct challenges with all his heart. He further said that together with the rest of the team of 5th CRG they will be Relevant, Objective, Adept and able to Adapt, Responsive, Committed, Reliable, and Self Oriented or the ROAR CRS. He also assured the outgoing commander of his dedication to continue what he has started especially in engaging with the Indigenous People and in attaining the mission of the EastMinCom — of winning the peace.
With its new commander, team 5th CRG will continue its endeavors to be a reliable communication arm of EASTMINCOM and of the AFP and together they will work for the success of their mission.
Thank you Col Greg T. Almerol and welcome, LTC Glenn A. dela Rosa.
Panacan, Davao City – BGEN JOSELITO E KAKILALA – AFP Spokesman and Commander, Civil Relations Service, AFP (CRSAFP) visits Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP (EastMinCom) under MGEN AURELIO B BALADAD, AFP last April 30, 2015.
On 18 April 2015, representatives from the EASTERN MINDANAO COMMAND particularly from 5th CRG, Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Force, TOG XI, 10th CMO Battalion, Task Force Davao, Philippine Coast Guard and groups like Seda Hotel, DOLE Philippines, JCI Davaoena Daba-Daba, React Echo Group Panabo and React Madayaw Durian Group joined hands in the conservation project in Sanipaan Marine Park located in Brgy Tambo, Babak, Island Garden City of Samal.
The activity will not simply fall under the so-called “Corporate Social Responsibility.” It is already a continuing responsibility to all who attended since they were also there when the conservation project started 3 years ago.
They all wished that the mangrove seedlings planted will grow and hope to see it in the future propagate and will cover the entirety of Sanipaan. They encouraged each other to continue support projects like that and all other projects that aims to protect the environment.
Based on the successful idea of AFP’s Bayanihan, it is already the moral imperative to all Filipinos to commonly do things like the said activity that is beneficial to everybody, to the environment and to the whole country.
Suspected New People’s Army rebels on Tuesday ransacked the home of Monkayo, Compostela Valley Mayor Joselito Brillantes Jr. and killed a security guard, the military said on Thursday.
In a statement released on Thursday, Eastern Mindanao Command public affairs chief Captain Alberto Caber said the rebels ransacked Brillantes’ home at around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and carted away eight high-powered firearms.
He added that a civilian security guard, Roberto Baysa, was killed in the attack while defending his post.
Meanwhile, Eastern Mindanao Command commander Lt. Gen. Aurelio Baladad condemned the attack.
“This incident has strengthened our resolve to further enhance security measures to protect the civilian communities and other possible targets against treacherous attacks from the NPA bandit group,” Baladad said.
A few minutes before the incident, another group of heavily-armed NPA members attacked the patrol base of the AFP’s 25th Infantry Battalion in Brgy. Banlag.
One Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit was killed in the attack.
The NPA also established a road block along the national highway of Bankerohan Sur, Montevista and Brgys. Olaycon and Banlag both of Monkayo.
The AFP said this was a counterattack by the NPA after successive encounters with authorities. Authorities are conducting pursuit operations against the armed men. — Amanda Fernandez and Andrei Medina/JDS, GMA News