Sunday, November 1, 2020

Makatao Battalion Installs New Commanding Officer

STO TOMAS, Davao del Norte
- LTC SILAS D TRASMONTERO INF (GSC) PA relinquish his post as the Commanding Officer of the 89th Infantry (Makatao) Battalion to LTC DONALD P GAFFUD INF (GSC) PA during the Change of Command Ceremony held at the 89th IB Headquarters in Brgy New Visayas, Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte on October 30, 2020.

The ceremony was presided by MGEN REUBEN S BASIAO PA, Commander of 10th Infantry Division and was attended by BGEN NOLASCO A MEMPIN PA, Commander, 1003rd Infantry Brigade, Hon Edwin I Jubahib, Governor, Davao del Norte, Hon Leah Marie Romano, Mayor, Braulio E Dujali, Atty Elisa LapiƱa, Municipal Administrator, Sto Tomas, Officers and Personnel from other units, Brgy Officials under the AO, teachers from DepEd of Paquibato District, former rebels and other stakeholders.

LTC TRASMONTERO in his message thanked everyone from the local government units, various government agencies to the different stakeholders - businessmen, teachers, and the IP community - for their unsolicited support and relentless effort.

Lt Col Gaffud, in his speech, assured everyone that he will continue what Lt Col Transmontero has started for the unit. He also thanked Lt Col Trasmontero for building a competent unit with a clear thrust to end the local communist insurgency in Davao del Norte, Bukidnon, and Paquibato District in Davao City.

The Officers, men, and women of Makatao Battalion extend their heartfelt gratitude to their former Commanding Officer, LTC TRASMONTERO for his exemplary services rendered during the stint of his leadership. Moreover, the unit pledges its support to the newly installed Bn Commander, LTC GAFFUD.

Source: Civil-Military Operations Office, 89th Infantry Battalion, Joint Task Force Agila, PA

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