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1st Infantry “TABAK” Division held on Wednesday the traditional New Year’s Call in the Headquarters Gymnasium.

The New Year’s Call is one of the cherished tradition being observed and held annually by Team Tabak.

The callers were consists of Unit Commanders, General Staff and other officers, non-commisioned officers and civilian employees which are gathered to have a courtesy call to Maj. Gen. Roseller Murillo, the 1st Infantry Division Commander.

The call was then followed by a command conference where it highlighted the significant accomplishments of the command, assessments of the campaign and future plans.

“As we leave behind year 2018, we have demonstrated magnificent accomplishments that proppelled our command in the peak of recognition far beyond the four corners of our military organization but also outside the borders of our country,” said Maj. Gen. Murillo.

“Sooner of later i’ll be leaving this command and i would like to extend my warmest gratitude to my Tabak Troopers, thank you for being part of the unfolding journey of my career,” he added.

A Barbecue Party followed immediately after the command conference.

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CAMP SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur – Another three Maute/ISIS remnants who also belongs to Abu Dar’s group surrendered to the 82nd Infantry Battalion in Piagapo, Lanao del Sur 12:00 p.m. Saturday (January 12, 2019).

On Friday, two of their comrades surrendered to the 55th Infantry Battalion in municipality of Pagayawan, Lanao del Sur.

“Dissatisfied and discontented with the leadership and capabilities of the group is the reason why they’ve surrendered,” said Lt. Col. Jason Jumawan, 82nd Infantry Battalion Commander.

The three remnants also yielded one Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG), one Grenade Launcher, one M1 Garand rifle and several ammunitions.

“While we are supporting the recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation of Marawi, our efforts against Maute/ISIS remnants will be continuous in order to achieve a peaceful and progressive community in our area of operation,” said Col. Romeo Brawner, 103rd Infantry Brigade Commander.

Custodial debriefing is still on-going as of this posting.

Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Roseller Murillo, 1st Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Zampelan (Zamboanga Peninsula and Lanao Provinces) Commander, commended the efforts of the troops that led to the surrender of Abu Dar’s comrades.

“Our campaign against terrorists will be relentless and we will take advantage of their weakened leadership and capabilities in order to attain a just and lasting peace in our area of operation,” he added.XXX

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CAMP SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur – Two Maute/ISIS remnants who belongs to Abu Dar’s group surrendered to the 55th Infantry Battalion in Pagayawan, Lanao del Sur 9:00 a.m. Friday (January 11, 2019).

Owayda Benito Marohombsar also known as Abu Dar, became the leader of the Maute/ISIS remnants after the successful military operation during Marawi siege.

“Based on our initial custodial debriefing, the two were tired of running and evading our troops,” said Lt. Col Ian Ignes, 55th Infantry Battalion Commander.

“Our combat operation will be relentless and continuous so as not to hamper the recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation of Marawi,” said Col. Romeo Brawner, the newly installed 103rd Infantry Brigade Commander based in Marawi, Lanao del Sur.

The remnants also surrendered one caliber KG 9 sub-machine gun and one caliber 45 pistol.

Custodial debriefing is still on-going as of this posting.

Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Roseller Murillo, 1st Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Zampelan (Zamboanga Peninsula and Lanao Provinces) Commander, commended the efforts of the troops that led to the surrender of Abu Dar’s comrades.

“Our campaign against terrorists will be continuous in order to attain a just and lasting peace in our area of operation,” he added.XXX

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CAMP SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur – A total of three (3) NPAs, thirty-eight (38) Militia ng Bayan and one hundred sixty two (162) supporters, surrendered to 102nd Infantry Brigade in the two provinces of Zamboanga this week.

On December 15, 2018, twenty-two (22) Militia and fifty-nine (59) supporters surrendered to 44th Infantry Battalion in Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay.

On the same day, three (3) NPAs, two (2) Militia and seventy-two (72) supporters surrendered to 53rd Infantry Battalion in San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur.

And on December 18, 2018, fourteen (14) Militia and thirty-one (31) supporters surrendered to 44th Infantry Battalion in Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay.

“Their surrender will be a setback for the upcoming 50th Communist Party of the Philippines anniversary because of weakening mass base support,” said Col. Bagnus Gaerlan, 102 Infantry Brigade Commander.

“We will facilitate for their enrollment to Enhance Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP) of the government and we commended the LGUs, barangay officials and other stakeholders who implemented the localized peace talks,” Col. Gaerlan added.

Major General Roseller G Murillo, 1st Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Zampelan commander, commended the efforts of 102nd brigade, 44IB, 53IB and the stakeholders who were involved and facilitated the successful surrender.

“We encourage other NPAs to return to the folds of law and take advantage of the E-CLIP and spend the yuletide season with their families.” Maj. General Murillo added.

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CAMP SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur –Six Corporals and one hundred sixty-four Privates were ceremonially sent-off here today.

Prior deployment to field units, the command is conducting send-off ceremony to the troops in order to show support and motivation.

“It’s about time to prove your flexibility and adopt the changing operational environment, your commitment to duty and your professionalism in selflessly serving the people and protecting the country wherever the call of duty brings you,” said Maj. Gen. Roseller Murillo, 1st Infantry Division Commander.

“Be disciplined and responsible soldier who is always cautious in actions so that we may continue to sustain the progress that we have achieved in the pursuit of our mission”, he added

Immediately after the ceremony, a traditional boodle fight with the officers and men of 1ID was conducted in the gymnasium.

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CAMP SANG-AN | Team Tabak reaffirms commitment in protecting human rights in a simple flag raising ceremony held here today.

By virtue of Republic Act No. 9201 signed on April 1, 2003 by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, National Human Rights Consciousness Week (NHRCW) is observed from December 4-10.

“Protecting human lives, uplifting human dignity and advancing peoples progress,” was this years theme of NHRCW.

Col. Benjamin Batara Jr, Chief of Staff, 1st Infantry Division, led the “Panunumpa ng Kawani ng Pamahalaan Bilang Tagapagtanggol ng Karapatang Pantao.”

Maj. Gen. Roseller Murillo, Commander 1st Infantry Division said that “Human rights reflect the minimum standards necessary for people to live with dignity.”

” It also gives people the freedom to choose how they will live, how they will express themselves to the society,” he added.

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