The Commander of 303rd Infantry Brigade, Brigadier General Inocencio I Pasaporte PA conferred Military Commendation Medals (MCM) to fifteen (15) Masaligan troopers in recognition of their meritorius service and gallantry in action during the successful encounter against more or less ten (10) members of Communist NPA Terrorists (CNTs) at Hacienda Raymunda, Brgy Kapitan Ramon, Silay City, Negros Occidental on August 20, 2021.
The Commander of 303rd Infantry Brigade awarded the soldiers during his visit at the men and women of the 79th Infantry “Masaligan” Battalion last September 23, 2021.
In his message, BGen Pasaporte congratulate the awardees and challenged the Masaligan troopers to maintain operational momentum in order to end the local communist armed in conflict in Northern Negros by end of President Duterts’s term.
“Congratulations to the awardees! May this serve as a motivation to other personnel to strive more as you continue to do your share in the accomplishment of the unit’s mission”, Pasaporte was quoted.
BGen. Pasaporte was warmly welcomed by the Masaligan troopers through a traditional military honors hosted by Lieutenant Colonel J-jay T Javines, Commanding Officer, 79IB. He was later briefed on the current security situation in Northern Negros.
During his traditional talk-to-troops, BGen. Pasaporte re-echoed to the troops the guidance of the newly installed Commander of the 3rd Infantry “Spearhead” Division.
Moreover, he encouraged the soldiers of 79IB to be more proactive and to remain vigilant in terms of security to counter the act of violence and retaliatory actions of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) following the death of their comrades in the recent encounters.