AFP Confers Rank to Gov Dayanghirang

Lt. General Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero, EASTMINCOM Commander of the AFP awards a memento to Gov. Nelson L. Dayanghriang during the Donning of Ranks to Newly Commissioned Reservist Officers held at the Eastern Mindanao Command (EASTMINCOM) in Camp Panacan in Davao City on May 29.

DAVAO CITY – Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang takes on a new role as he joins the elite organization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines as a newly commissioned reservist officer.

Governor Dayanghirang has been commissioned with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel under the Philippine Army during the Donning of Ranks to Newly Commissioned Reservist Officers held at the Eastern Mindanao Command (EASTMINCOM) in Camp Panacan in Davao City on May 29.

Lt. Gen. Guerrero confers to Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang the rank of Lieutenant Colonel as newly commissioned reservist officer of the Philippine Army. With the Governor by his side is his wife Nanette Dayanghirang.

No less than Lt. General Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero, EASTMINCOM Commander of the AFP, welcomed Governor Dayanghirang and six other newly commissioned officers to the organization on Monday’s ceremony.

“It is an honor for me to don these honors to the partners of the AFP whose services had been remarkable even before being commissioned,” he said, telling them “you are worthy because of your selfless dedication, confidence, and readiness to perform bigger tasks commensurate to your ranks.”

Lt. General Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero, EASTMINCOM Commander of the AFP

Guerrero said that “the reserve force is highly recognized by the AFP as an equally important and vital component of the organization in providing not only a base for expansion in the event of war, invasion or rebellion but also in disaster and calamity relief”.

“More than just our stakeholders, you are our most dependable partners in the pursuit of just and lasting peace. We acknowledge the vast potential of skills and talents from you that could be tapped for our peace and nation-building efforts,” he added.

He encouraged the newly commissioned officers to continue to embody the character of a citizen army “that is needed especially at this time that our country is on the threshold of change… professionals that put premium to national interest and well-being.”

Guerrero stressed the need to enhance the relationship and collaboration among peace and development stakeholders.

The Province of Davao Oriental has been recognized by the military as one of its strongest allies in terms of peace and development because of its groundbreaking initiatives that brought transformative change to its communities.

Among these initiatives is Governor Dayanghirang’s flagship program Nagkakaisang Lingkod-Bayan ng Davao Oriental Barangay Outreach Caravan that has enabled government services to reach out to poor communities belonging to the Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA) that are often left behind in terms of development. The Provincial Government’s commitment to fully support the military’s innovative Community Support Program (CSP) is seen to further enhance peace and development efforts here.

The synergy and collaboration between the Provincial Government and the military on these undertakings have also encouraged more support and convergence among all development stakeholders. The military’s embracing the province’s development directions has even strengthened efforts for peace and development.

Governor Dayanghirang, who is now officially part of the AFP, said it is an honor to work for peace.

Governor Dayanghirang, who is now officially part of the AFP, said it is an honor to work for peace. He vowed to enhance his province’s comprehensive program for pursuing peace. “We will continue to foster community dialogues, introducing community-owned projects, and creating communities of peace. We shall pursue principled partnerships with people’s organizations, churches from different religions, tribal leaders, local government units, government agencies and many other sectors who know how to reach out to the constituents and win their cooperation and trust,” said Dayanghirang. By Karen Lou Deloso/Photo by Eden Jhan Licayan

 

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