NSFA, Panacan, Davao City – Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) Commander Lt. Gen. Greg T. Almerol led the donning of ranks to seven newly promoted Army Officers in a simple ceremony held at the Command’s Headquarters in Panacan, Davao City on August 12.
Out of the eight newly donned officers, two were promoted to the rank of Colonel namely: Col. Warren Munda and Col. Rosalino Estorquia. The other six officers who were promoted to the rank of Major were Cpt Marlon Jauod, Cpt Magdalina Canlobo, Cpt Cherrylyn Duma-og, Cpt Juvy Balajadia, Cpt Sandico Puertas, and Cpt Jayrald Ternio.
EastMinCom Commander Lt. Gen. Almerol congratulated the newly promoted officers, saying that this primarily exemplifies their personal achievements and at the same time bespeaks of the added responsibility and higher expectations as they continuously uphold the organization’s mandate and perform excellently for the good of our country and people.
“Such a responsibility must not burden you but rather inspire and motivate you to work even harder as senior Officers trusted by this Command and of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in general,” Almerol said.
The Commander also expressed his confidence in the Officers, saying that the physical, mental, and moral qualifications that they have built and demonstrated throughout their military careers are more than sufficient to meet the peculiar challenges of the present time.
“It is my hope that the new ranks you now proudly wear on your shoulders further motivate you to contribute more in the accomplishment of our mission and may you carry out your respective job with the highest standards of excellence and professionalism. Your success will be measured not so much on quantity but on quality as you do things right and do right things,” Almerol expressed.
The Commander, during the donning of ranks ceremony, was assisted by BGen. Maurito Licudine, the Deputy Commander of EastMinCom, and Col. Josue Caberto, the Assistant Chief of the Unified Command Staff for Personnel.
The donning of ranks is a long-standing military tradition that signifies the development and readiness of personnel to take on higher responsibility.