By DPAO, 8ID PA
May 17, 2016
CAMP VICENTE LUKBAN, Catbalogan City – The Army’s second high ranking officer pays visit to the home of 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division May 14 2016, here, Saturday.
The 8ID tendered Military Honors to Maj. Gen. Rodolfo Demosthenes C Santillan AFP at Openiano field and warmly welcomed by Maj. Gen. Jet B. Velarmino AFP, Commander, 8ID together with the officers and enlisted personnel of the Command.
The historic visit focused on the updates on Peace and Development efforts in the region which the 8ID plays a significant role in “winning the peace”. Further, he conducted talk to the Stormtroopers to inform the members of 8ID on the current trust and program of the Philippine Army.
Maj. Gen. Santillan, congratulated the Command for the successful 2016 Automated National and Local Elections in the region despite of numerous challenges encountered by Army forces on the ground. He is very thankful for the integrity and dedication to duty of every soldier for a Peaceful, Credible, Orderly and Safe Election.
“Maj Gen. Velarmino, in his message said that the 8ID is very thankful for the trust and confidence of the leadership of the Philippine Army, while we are advancing and transforming we remain to be committed on our mandate in serving the people and securing the land for a just a lasting peace in Eastern Visayas”.
“The 8ID is the vanguard of peace, respect human rights and pursue the path of good governance”, Velarmino added.