of 19th Infantry (Commando) Battalion ready for boarding the
C-130 of Philippine Air Force during the Send-Off at DZR
Airport, Tacloban City on May 29, 2016.
19th IB Commando
troopers deploy in Mindanao
By DPAO, 8ID PA
June 3, 2016
CAMP VICENTE LUKBAN,
Catbalogan City – A send-off ceremony was rendered to the members of
19th Infantry (Commando) Battalion at Tacloban airport on May 29,
The ceremony is a military
tradition honoring its men on its deployment of forces in support to
win the peace in North Cotabato under the operational control of 6th
Infantry Division. Colonel Cesar M Idio, Assistant Division Commander,
hand-over a Plaque of Appreciation to Lt. Col. Roberto Sarmiento,
Commanding Officer of 19th IB, recognizing their valuable services in
sustaining the peace in Eastern Visayas.
Col Francisco F Mendoza Jr.
802nd Brigade Commander historically mentioned that this is the second
deployment of 19th IB in Mindanao area, since they participated in the
AFPs campaign against rogue elements of MILF and other secessionists
threat groups in Patikul, Sulu in November 2001.
Col. Idio reminded the
soldiers to respect the human rights, maintain highest standard of
discipline, give courtesy to the customs and traditions of the
community and people as embedded in the Philippine Constitution.
Maj. Gen. Jet B Velarmino,
Commander 8ID, said that the unit deployment in Mindanao is anchored
on the AFPs quest for peace and development as embodied in “IPSP