Southern Tagalog gets new Army commander
MANILA, Philippines — A seasoned senior Army officer who has led successful anti-insurgency campaigns assumed the post as the new commander of the 2nd Infantry Division (2ID) based in the Southern Tagalog region.
Brig. Gen. Arnulfo Burgos Jr. replaced Brig. Gen Elias Escarcha in a change of command ceremony at Camp Capinpin in Tanay, Rizal on Friday, said Cpt. Patrick Jay Retumban, public affairs chief of the 2ID.
The 2ID covers Calabarzon, Mindoro provinces, Marinduque, and Romblon.
Burgos is a member of the Philippine Military Academy “Maringal” Class of 1988. Before his new assignment, he was the commander of the 202nd Infantry Brigade.
He was also a former spokesperson and public affairs chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. /kga
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