Madri­gal is new East­min­com chief

Sun.Star Davao - - TOP STORIES - By Juliet C. Re­vita

LIEU­TENANT Gen­eral Ben­jamin R. Madri­gal, Jr., the newly-des­ig­nated East­ern Min­danao Com­mand (East­min­com) com­man­der, will of­fi­cially as­sume his post today, Novem­ber 15, as the new chief dur­ing a Mil­i­tary Change of Com­mand Cer­e­mony at Naval Forces East­ern Min­danao Com­mand cov­ered court.

East­min­com Pub­lic In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer (PIO) Ma­jor Ezra Balagtey said Madri­gal is the 10th com­man­der of East­min­com. He cited that the in­com­ing com­man­der is not new in the se­cu­rity land­scape in East­ern Min­danao as he was used to be de­ployed here be­fore.

Madri­gal for­merly as­sumed as the com­man­der of the 701st In­fantry Brigade based in Mati, Davao Ori­en­tal then be­came as­sis­tant di­vi­sion com­man­der of 10th In­fantry Di­vi­sion based in Mawab, Com­postela Val­ley. He was also com­man­der of the 4th In­fantry Di­vi­sion, Philippine Army, based in Camp Evan­ge­lista, Patag, Ca­gayan De Oro City.

“The “mis­sion-fo­cus­edleader” Lt. Gen Madri­gal will be tak­ing the re­spon­si­bil­ity of sus­tain­ing the peace and pre­ven­tion of ter­ror­ism in Davao Re­gion, Caraga Re­gion, parts of North­ern Min­danao Re­gion and South­ern Mind-

anao Re­gion,” Balagtey said.

Madri­gal will as­sume as Eeat­min­com com­man­der from Bri­gadier Gen­eral Per­fecto Ri­mando who served as the act­ing com­man­der of East­min­com in the ab­sence of an ap­pointee.

Madri­gal is a mem­ber of the Philippine Mil­i­tary Academy (PMA) “Sandiwa” Class of 1985. Prior to his ap­point­ment, he be­came com­man­der of the South­ern Lu­zon Com­mand based in Camp Gen­eral Nakar, Lu­cena City, La­guna.

The change of com­mand will be at­tended by for­mer East­min­com com­man­der and now Armed Forces of the Philip­pines (AFP) chief of staff Gen­eral Rey Leonardo Guer­rero who was ap­pointed by Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte last Oc­to­ber 25.

Guer­rero served as East­min­com com­man­der for two years where he led the dec­la­ra­tion of al­most all prov­inces as Peace­ful and Ready for Fur­ther De­vel­op­ment, craft­ing of De­vel­op­ment Sup­port and Se­cu­rity Plan Ka­paya­paan and in­ten­si­fied im­ple­men­ta­tion to sus­tain peace in East­ern Min­danao. JCR

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