CAMP SANG-AN, Labangan, ZDS – The Multi-Sectoral Governance Council (MSGC) of the 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division held its 22rd meeting in Top Plaza Pensionne, Dipolog city Thursday.
Four units, the Headquarters and Headquarters Service Battalion, Service Support Battalion, 64th Infantry Battalion and 1st Division Training School, were awarded with a compliant stage, and 97th Infantry Battalion with Initiated stage in the Army Governance Pathway.
The Army Governance Pathway is a commitment to pursue genuine transformation and reform as manifested by exemplary progress in governance and strategy management.
The host municipality led by Mayor Darel Dexter T. Uy, also a member of the MSGC, congratulated the 1st ID for the achievements in its pursuit of sustainable peace and security in the area of responsibility.
He also thanked the troops for its commitment and continued service in the communities of his municipality.
Brig. Gen. Gene Ponio, Commander of 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division, represented by Col. Jose Randolf Sino Cruz, Assistant Division Commander for Retirees and Reservist Affairs, during his speech, thanked the council for its six years of continuously providing the much needed advices to the command.
“An act that this Division could not least take notice of we are indebted so much by your constant contribution in so far as the over-all effort of pursuing the Army Transformation Roadmap is concern”, said Ponio.
“It is humbling experience for us to be recognized by the civilian populace we have sworn to serve and protect which you represent to this command”, added Ponio.
The MSGC is chaired by Atty. Florendo Opay. Other members are Mr. Vic Del Pilar, Engr Rolando Soliva, Sultan Maguid Maruhom, Mr. Rey Quisumbing, Mr. Robert Pinsoy, Hon. Darel Dexter Uy, Timuay Jose Macarial, Ms. Nede Bayawa Ed.D., and Mr. Musa Sanguila.
The MSGC is administratively facilitated by the Governance and Strategy Management Office, which is headed by the newly appointed chief, Col. Norberto Agbay.