Dayanghirang is First Gov to Serve as Army Reserve Commander

Change of Command ceremony on June 27 at Lanes Kitaanan, City of Mati.

DAVAO ORIENTAL— Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang is the first Provincial Local Chief Executive to serve as Battalion Commander in the Army Reserve Command (ARESCOM) of the Philippine Army.

During the Change of Command ceremony on June 27 presided over by Col. Lyndon V. Paniza, Commander of 11th Regional Community Defense Group (RCDG) of the ARESCOM, Governor Dayanghirang assured that he is ready to take on his new role as the new commander of the 1st Davao Oriental Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion.

Governor Dayanghirang vowed to double his efforts in making the province more peaceful and prosperous through his capacity as the province’s leader and now a commanding officer of the reserve command here.

Col. Lyndon V. Paniza, Commander of 11th Regional Community Defense Group (RCDG) of the ARESCOM

In doing so, he likewise called on all stakeholders and peace multipliers for their support in helping make the province achieve true and lasting peace.

“Let us take pride as a reservist as we carry out our constitutional duty to serve and protect our land. Together with the Armed Forces of the Philippines, let us be one in fulfilling our mission to provide the base of expansion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the event of war; to assist in relief and rescue during the disaster calamities; to assist in socio-economic development; and, to assist in the operation and maintenance of essential governmet or private utilities. But above all, let us be strong in our faith that behind all our actions we are always guided by the wisdom and protection of our Almighty,” said the governor who has recently been commissioned 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.

Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang is the first Provincial Local Chief Executive to serve as Battalion Commander in the Army Reserve Command (ARESCOM) of the Philippine Army.

Outgoing Commander, Major Alan Antero said in his speech that “there are still a lot of things to do but while such is the case, we cannot ignore the fact that we have done and have accomplished many things.”

He cited the accomplishments of the reservists who have “answered the call to duty at unprecedented rates” in the support and delivery of services especially on natural calamities such as during the onslaught of typhoon Pablo on December 4, 2012, and the recent flash flood in Boston town.

Outgoing Commander, Major Alan Antero

The army reservist, says Major Antero, do not just participate on disaster reliefs. He has noted the reservists’ effort in maintaining and guarding coastal resources, among many others, in partnership with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office.

Major Antero wished for peace to prevail amidst on-going terrorism attacks in some areas of the country.

Gracing the change of command ceremony is Lt. Col. Allan Rellon, City Mayor of Tagum and at the same time Brigade Commander of the 201st Ready Reserve Infantry Brigade.

Witnessing the historic turn-over of command are top officials of the military, namely: Col. Reuben Basiao, 701st Brigade Commander; Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala, 28 IB Commander; Lt. Col. Jacob Thaddeus Obligado, 67IB Commander, and Lt. Col. Allan Rellon, City Mayor of Tagum and at the same time Brigade Commander of the 201st Ready Reserve Infantry Brigade. By Riza M. Golez/Photo by Eden Jhan Licayan

 

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