KUTA SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur – A full military honor was rendered to Lieutenant General Rolando Joselito Delizo Bautista AFP, Commanding General, Philippine Army, as he visited his former unit today.
Maj Gen Roseller G Murillo AFP, Commander, 1ID, hosted the military honor with the presence of Tabak troopers and Civilian employees earlier at the Division Grandstand.
Immediately after the arrival honor, Lt Gen Bautista proceeded toTabak Fatima Shrine for the Command Conference which was followed by the inauguration and blessing of the G4 quarters.
The highlight of his activities for the day was his brief talk to men to all Tabak troopers where Lt Gen Bautista expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome extended to him.
“It is my pride and privilege visiting the fightingest division of the Philippine Army and will always be grateful for the full support showered upon me which brought my career to where I am today”, said Lt Gen Bautista.
He also shared his memories being the former Commander of the division and the reminiscences being the Commander of Joint Task Force Ranao who liberated Marawi City last October 2017.
Afterwards, Lt Gen Bautista presented the Plaque of Recognition to Dr Isabel Cojuanco Suntay, Co-founder, Tarlac Heritage Foundation Inc, for her invaluable contribution and unparalleled dedication uplifting the morale and welfare of the officers and men of the 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, Philippine Army and to the victims of Marawi siege.
Dr Suntay initiated the housing projects for the internally displaced persons in Marawi City that generated overwhelming public support.
Before going back to Headquarters, Philippine Army in Metro Manila, Lt Gen Bautista and party also visited Marawi City to inspect the progress of the rehabilitation projects initiated by Dr Suntay.