Press Release53rd Engineer Brigade welcomes new commander
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53rd Engineer Brigade welcomes new commander

FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – The 53rd Engineer Brigade, Philippine Army, welcomed Colonel Proceso S Rebancos as its new commander in a ceremony on October 20, 2021, at Camp Lapu-lapu, Cebu City.

Lieutenant General Andres C Centino, the Commanding General of the Philippine Army (CGPA), presided over the Change of Command Ceremony as incoming commander Colonel Rebancos assumed the position from Brigadier General Gerardo P Catindoy.

Colonel Rebancos is a member of the Philippine Military Academy “Bantay-Laya” Class of 1994. He served as the Army Chief of Engineers before his new post. He also held various key positions from the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics of the 4th Infantry Division and the 51st and 52nd Engineer Brigades. Colonel Rebancos also possesses a background in Civil Engineering, Management Engineering, and Public Management Major in Development and Security.

Meanwhile, Brigadier General Catindoy has led the Visayas Builders since March 2020. He led the implementation of the first three tranches of the PAMANA projects in Panay and Negros Islands and accelerated the inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development in the Visayas Region. He also supported the National Task Force-ELCAC through the Project Partnership Agreement scheme with the Local Government Units that resulted in the completion of 129 Engineer Civic Action and 122 various Base Support System and Development projects. He also prioritized the brigade’s capability development and the personnel’s morale and welfare.

Brigadier General Catindoy graduated from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Officer Candidate School in 1989 and finished a Master of Engineering Science from the University of New South Wales in Australia.

The CGPA congratulated both Brigadier General Catindoy and Col. Rebancos for their new designations.

He also urged the personnel of the 53rd Engineer Brigade to support their new commander in accomplishing the Army’s thrusts.

“I urged you to continue to pursue excellence and determination in all you do as public servants. You have a big role to perform here in the Visayas to uplift the well-being of the people,” remarked Lt. Gen. Centino.
“As one Team Army, we shall work together. And in doing so, we must ‘sustain excellence amidst challenges’ and instill among ourselves the ‘culture of discipline’ to realize our vision as a world-class Army that is a source of national pride,” he added.

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