BY ASANGAN T. MADALE
Kampo Ranao, Marawi City,BGen Antoinio G. Nafarrete PA, Commander of the 11D installs Col Billy Dela Rosa as the Acting Commander of the 103rd Infantry (HARIBON) during the Change of Command in a simple ceremony held at Kampo Ranao, this city on November `6, 2022. Top Officials said.
In a document furnished to the Manila Times stated that Colonel Dela Rosa took over the leadership to assume his post from BGen Jose Maria R. Cuerpo 11 PA , who is currently designated as the new Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel, J1, AFP effective October 17 , who served the brigade as Commander for more than 3 years.
Manila Times also learned that the new Acting Commander served as Deputy Brigade Commander prior to his new designation and was not new to Lanao del Sur area serving as Commanding Officer of 51IB from 2014 to 2016 and JITF Commander during the later part of Marawi Siege Campaign.
In a message posted in official facebook account of 103rd Brigade (HARIBON) , BGEN CUERPO II have expressed his sincerest gratitude to the Haribon troopers which he considered as his second family for the undying support, understanding and inspirations during his term in accomplishing the mission. The unit cannot soar high without your dedication and sacrifices. I am confident that under COL DELA ROSA, who is very able and capable Officer, you will continue the good work and will accomplish the mission, he added.
On the other hand, COL DELA ROSA expressed his gratitude for the trust and confidence given to him. “Let us help each other in accomplishing the mission. We will make things happen with your support and cooperation. Together, we are strong,” he emphasized.
Meanwhile, BGEN NAFARRETE PA commended and appreciated with high regard the significant accomplishments and dedication of BGEN CUERPO II during his stint as the 103rd Brigade Commander. “As you continue to your military career outside the TABAK Division, always bring the true value of an officer and the epitome of being a TABAK trooper.”
Likewise, BGEN NAFARRETE congratulated COL DELA ROSA and expressed his full trust and confidence that he would deliver his best in leading the Haribon troopers to attain and accomplish the mission.