CAMP SANG-AN, ZDS – The former Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel, G1, of the 1st Infantry Division assumes as the new commander of the 10th Infantry Battalion in a change of command ceremony Tuesday, August 10, at the 10IB headquarters in Brgy. Burgos, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental.
Lt. Col. Angestal L. Angeles II took over the command from Lt. Col. Ray C. Tiongson, who will be designated as the new Division Personnel Officer, the position vacated by the former.
The assistant division commander Brig. Gen. Bagnus P. Gaerlan Jr., presided the transfer of command and challenged the newly installed 10IB commander to continue the outstanding performance of the 10IB.
Likewise, Brig. Gen. Gaerlan appealed to the local chief executives and the different national and local government agencies to continue supporting the NTF ELCAC and let the people in the remote barangays feel and take advantage of the services of the Army and the Philippine government.
The outgoing commander thanked the 1ID leadership for the chance to lead the 10th Infantry Battalion and serve the province of Misamis Occidental and the areas of Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga del Norte.
“I am deeply honored to be an Army infantry officer and command this prestigious unit whose troops are known as heroes of the Battle of Marawi and now the warrior peacekeepers of Malindang,” said Tiongson.
Meanwhile, Angeles also expressed his gratitude to the 1ID commander Maj. Gen. Gene Ponio for believing in his ability to serve the Steady-On Battalion.
He also assured the stakeholders present during the ceremony that the battalion will continue to show its support and assistance to their plans, projects, and programs to develop and improve the well-being of the people in Misamis Occidental.
Angeles urged the officers of 10IB to enable its soldiers to focus on their job without additional burdens in mind, strengthen their operations in CMO with its stakeholders’ participation, and lead them toward selfless private and government partnership, which empowers people-centered volunteerism.
“Together, let us win the peace. We owe it to those who came before us; we owe it to ourselves and our people. Together, let us build a community that we can all be proud of,” Angeles added.
Angeles, an Airborne and Special Forces officer, is a member of the Officer Candidate Course Class of 2001.