By DPAO, 8ID PA
October 18, 2018
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City – The 46th Infantry (Peacemakers) Battalion has returned to join the fight against the CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) in Eastern Visayas after a decade of successful anti-insurgency campaign in Eastern Mindanao.
The formal welcome ceremony was held at 8ID Battalion Retraining Facilities, Camp Eugenio Daza, Barangay Fatima, Hinabangan, Samar last October 16, 2018. In his welcome statement, Maj. Gen. Raul M. Farnacio recognized the men and women of 46IB for a job well-done in their contribution to the government’s campaign against the CNTs in Eastern Mindanao.
“46IB’s homecoming will be of great help in strengthening the government’s effort towards conflict prevention, peace and development in conflict-affected areas in partnership with our stakeholders. The challenge, therefore, is for the Peacemakers to display their utmost commitment in addressing internal threats such as terrorism, criminality, and drug trafficking as these will result peace stability in the Region,” he added.
The return of 46IB as part of the Army in Eastern Visayas is also expected to strengthen the AFP-PNP’s effort in ensuring a peaceful and successful 2019 mid-term elections in Region 8.