TeamTabak.com is the official website of First Infantry (TABAK) Division, Philippine Army with headquarters located in Kuta Major Cesar L Sang-an, Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur.
After being deployed in various areas in the county, the TABAK Division opened its present headquarters on 4 December 1989 after its stint in Jolo, Sulu. The Division was redeployed in mainland Zamboanga Peninsula and Lanao Provinces (ZAMPELAN) to combat the Communist and Islamic rebel fighters and to counter terrorism in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi (BASULTA).
The Headquarters of the 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division is located on a 422.81 hectare military reservation. This reservation was taken over by the Division from Army Reserve Command (ARESCOM) on 16 August 1987. From being rugged and mountainous, it was slowly developed into a sprawling and thriving military camp with the help of the 545th Engineer Battalion, 52nd Engineering Brigade, Philippine Army.
On 4 May 1991, the Camp was named in honor of Major Cesar L. Sang-an who died defending the country’s sovereignty against a superior number of MNLF forces of Barangay Malaning, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur on 23 March 1973. Sang-an was a brilliant Scout Ranger officer and a courageous fighter. Though twice wounded, he directed and covered his men until he was killed. This heroism earned him the award of the Distinguished Conduct Star (Posthumous) from the Armed Forces of the Philippines. He was born on 3 November 1926 in Kinogitan, Misamis Oriental.Read Full Article