CAMP SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur – The Assistant Division Commander of the 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division bids farewell to troops during the testimonial review and retirement ceremony held here on Monday, September 9, 2019.
After thirty-eight years and five months of service, Brig. Gen. Jacinto Ramos Bareng, compulsory retired, two days earlier from his retirement date.
Brig. Gen. Bareng’s tour of duty in Tabak Division includes his junior officer years when he was first assigned as platoon leader, executive/staff officer and company commander of the 32nd Infantry (DAREDEVIL) Battalion, stationed in Busbus, Jolo, Sulu.
He was also assigned in different units of the AFP such as, Civil Relations Service Armed Forces of the Philippines; AFP General Headquarters; Presidential Security Group; 17th Infantry Battalion and 501st Infantry Brigade of the 5th Infantry Division and Central Command AFP.
He continued his service in Tabak Division in the year 2014 as the first Chief of the Governance and Strategy Management Office. He later became the Chief of Staff and was promoted as the Commander of the 102nd Infantry (IGSOON) Brigade, based in Sanito, Ipil Zamboanga Sibugay.
Maj. Gen. Roberto Ancan, 1st Infantry Division Commander and the presiding officer thanked Brig. Gen. Bareng for his loyalty and selfless service in the AFP including 1ID.
“Your wholehearted service to this country is an inspiration for all of us. We salute your dedication and honesty and it will be an honor working with you” said Maj. Gen. Ancan.
Brig. Gen. Bareng during his speech thanked the troops, officers and non-commissioned officers, for their trust and support during his service in Tabak Division.
“Stay on course and never fall out in line. You will face more challenges in the future but the best assurance that you can weather them all is the cohesiveness of our organization”, said Brig. Gen. Bareng’s.
“We are the soldier of the Filipino people and it is with great honor to have served with our country and fellowmen”, Brig. Bareng concluded.
Brig. Gen. Bareng is succeeded by Brig. Gen. Bagnus Gaerlan Jr., the former 102nd Infantry Brigade commander.