CAMP SANG-AN, ZDS – The 1st Infantry “Tabak” Division recognized personnel and newly promoted officers during the flag ceremony held here today, Monday, March 1, 2021, at the Grandstand.
The award of Military Merit Medal was awarded to 13 Officers and 2 enlisted personnel for the excellency and invaluable services rendered during the arrival of honors for Lt. Gen. Jose C. Faustino Jr., Commanding General, Philippine Army and Brig. Gen. Milton Y. Beset. Commander, Army Signal Regiment, Philippine Army last week.
In the same event, two newly promoted officers were also recognized and donned with the rank of Colonel.
Promoted to Colonels were Lt. Col. Edgar Allan Villanueva, the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, G3 and Lt. Col. Freddie Europa, Commanding Officer of 9th Finance Service Support Office.
Maj. Gen. Gene Ponio, Commander 1ID, in his message, congratulated the newly promoted officers and awardees for their achievements.
“The ranks and awards you’ve received were because of your dedication, professionalism and selfless service. We look forward for more personnel to emulate or follow your deeds”, said Maj. Gen. Ponio.