General Paul Talay Atal, Commander, Central Command, AFP
warmly welcomed by Maj. Gen Raul M Farnacio, Commander, 8ID
at the home of the Stormtroopers Camp Gen. Vicente Lukban,
Catbalogan City, Samar on March 15, 2018.
commander visits 8ID
DPAO, 8ID PA
March 16, 2018
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – The Commander, Central Command of the Armed Forces of the
Philippines, Lieutenant General Paul T. Atal and Party visited the
men and women of the 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division,
Philippine Army on March 15, 2018 at 10 o’ clock in the morning.
Lieut. Gen. Atal was
warmly welcomed by the Stormtroopers through a traditional military
honors hosted by Maj. Gen. Raul M. Farnacio, Commander, 8ID. He was
later briefed on the current security situation in Region 8.
During his traditional
talk-to-men, Lieut. Gen. Atal re-echoed to the troops that their
Commander-in-Chief, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is satisfied with
the performance and accomplishments of the AFP. He encouraged the
soldiers of 8ID to be proactive and to remain vigilant in terms of
security to counter the act of violence of the enemies. He also
lauded the troops for their sacrifices and hard work in the
performance of their duty in serving the people and securing the
Likewise, the awarding of
cash incentive to 78th Infantry (Warrior) Battalion and 20th
Infantry (We Lead) Battalion by Lieut. Gen. Atal was done in
recognition of the unit’s admirable accomplishment against the
Communist-NPA Terrorists in Samar and Leyte Island, respectively.
The visit of the highest
AFP official in the Visayas provided a boost in the morale of the
men and women of the 8th Infantry Division to continue their mission
to protect the communities in the region from the atrocities of the
In his statement, Lieut.
Gen. Atal said, “Let us continue the momentum gentlemen, I know that
Stormtroopers are always on your toes to accomplish your mission,
major accomplishments is part of morale.”