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Mass donning of ranks and awarding of Medals to Marawi Heroes by LTGEN ROLANDO JOSELITO D BAUTISTA AFP, Commanding General, Philippine Army as Guest of Honor and Speaker held at Tabak Parade Ground/Grandstand, 04 June 2018. Also attending the activity is MGEN ROSELLER G MURILLO AFP, 1ID Commander, and some other Officers and personnel of Headquarters, Philippine Army and 1ID.

 

 

 

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ICRC PHOTO RELEASE

1 June 2018

The Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Camp Navarro General Hospital (CNGH) in Zamboanga City received last week medical supplies to treat people wounded in the recent clashes in Sulu.

Piotr Dregiel, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office in Zamboanga, said that as part of the ICRC’s humanitarian mandate to help people affected by armed conflicts, it provided intravenous fluids and wound-care materials to the military hospital, which serves as the main operating base for southwest Philippines. The medical supplies can cover the needs of 20-30 wounded people.

Lt. Col. Maria Victoria Mandin, commanding officer of the CNGH, expressed appreciation for the donation and the continuing support of the ICRC. “Their medical donations since 2016 have supplemented the supplies and medicines of the hospital which at times can become low due to increased patient needs especially during the height of military operations.”

The ICRC regularly supports five hospitals in conflict-affected areas of Mindanao through quarterly donations of medicines, vaccines and medical supplies. It also provides ad hoc assistance to hospitals during crises situations. In April, the ICRC donated medical items and jerrycans to the Integrated Provincial Hospital Office (IPHO) – Sulu Provincial Hospital in response to the diarrhea outbreak in Pata Island.

The ICRC is a neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance, regardless of their political affiliation. It has an international mandate to promote knowledge for and respect of international humanitarian law.

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LTGEN RAFAEL C VALENCIA AFP, Inspector General, AFP, receives Arrival Honor during his visit at 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, Philippine Army, Brgy Upper Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, 01 June 2018.

The said visit is in connection with the Validation Inspection of the Office of the Inspector General, AFP at H1ID. This activity aims to conduct research, surveys, and studies on relevant areas affecting the unit’s performance of mission, operational readiness, efficient utilization of resources, and morale of troops and state of discipline. 

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Tabak Division facilitates the educational tour of the twenty one (21) newly-commissioned Jugde Advocate General Service (JAGS) Officers of the AFP from May 28 to June 01, 2018.  The said activity aims to familiarize them on the real situation in the field and the peculiar characteristics of battlefield conditions. This is very timely as today’s engagement of the different enemies of the state is not only through the armed confrontation but also on legal battles/offensives especially in urban centers.  They will soon be deployed to the different units of the AFP.

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MAJOR GENERAL ROSELLER G MURILLO AFP, Commander, 1ID, led the Tabak Heroes Run 2018 held at H1ID, Pulacan, Labangan, ZDS on May 26, 2018.  Also joined the activity are the Officers, Enlisted Personnel, and Civilian Employees under 1ID, their dependents and friends and some contingent from the PNP Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Office.

The said Heroes Run 2018 is part of the month-long Command’s pre-anniversary celebration.  The said activity ended by awarding the respective winners for the 3k, 5k, and 10k-run categories.

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