Daily Star logoTop Stories
Bacolod City, Philippines Saturday, October 26, 2013
Front Page
Negros Oriental
Star Business
Opinion
Sports
Police Beat
Star Life
People & Events
IN MINDANAO
Negrense general shines
BY GILBERT BAYORAN

NORTH COTABATO – The Army’s 602nd Infantry Brigade, commanded by Brig. Gen. Ademar Tomaro, bagged the best brigade award for the fourth time, besting three others of the 6th Infantry Division in central Mindanao.

Winning the best brigade award the 602nd Infantry Brigade, started when Tomaro, a native of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, assumed its command Oct. 26 last year. In the successive 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2013, the 602nd IB won the same award, military records show.

Tomaro supervises about 1,500 troops of the 57th, 40th and 7th Infantry Battalions in addressing threats of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Liberation Fighters and the New People’s Army, among other lawless groups operating here and in neighboring provinces.

Last month, the 602nd Infantry Brigade successfully rescued civilians held hostage by BIFF in Midsayap town, North Cotabato.

Tomaro received the award in behalf of his unit Wednesday at the 6ID headquarters in Awang, Cotabato City, from Maj. Gen. Romeo Gapuz.

The 7th, 40th and 57th IBs alternately won the award as best battalion of 6ID in the 1st, 2nd and 3 quarters of this year, military records also showed.

The 10th Infantry Division recently took over the supervision of the 57th IB, that main task of which is to address threats of the NPA .

Recently, the city government of Kabankalan headed by Mayor Isidro Zayco conferred an award to Tomaro for being the outstanding Kabankalanon in the field of military service.*GPB

back to top

Front Page | Opinion | Negros Oriental | Business | Sports
Star Life | People & Events| Archives | Advertise
Top Stories
ButtonNegros areas of concern for Monday polls increase
ButtonBacolod candidates ink peace covenant
ButtonLWUA:  Order vs. Ramos executory
ButtonOntal:  Nobel Peace Prize a surprise
ButtonIllegal alien drive yields P2.1M fees
ButtonKoreans top applicants for visa extension
ButtonLiquor ban begins at midnight today
ButtonKabankalan bishop slams pork fund, too
ButtonDengue cases decrease
ButtonHospitalized girl needs help badly
ButtonNegrense general shines
Button2 bodies still unclaimed

ButtonNorwegian freed from jail