Commander, AFP Central Command Visits 3ID


CAMP PERALTA, Jamindan Capiz – Lieutenant General Paul T. Atal AFP, Commander, Central Command of the Armed Forces of The Philippines visits the men and women of the 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division on January 29, 2018 (Monday).

He was warmly welcomed by Spearhead Troopers through a traditional military honors hosted by Brigadier General Dinoh A Dolina AFP, Commander of the 3rd Infantry Division.

BGen Dolina said, “we are greatly honored today as we have here with us our Commander, Central Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines who took his time to meet and talk with our troops.”

LtGen Atal also met the staff officers, post and field commanders of 3ID who were also present during the visit. He took time to discuss the issues and concerns of the units on the ground.

Moreover, Commander, Central Command also took time to talk with the men and women of 3ID in which he extended to them the President’s commendation on how they rendered great service not only to the people but also to the country as well. He also encouraged all Spearhead Troopers to continue the momentum of the gains in defeating the different threat groups particularly the Communist-Terrorists.

“Let us be aware of the urgency of the situation in defeating the Communist-Terrorists by enhancing our fighting competencies. We should also continuously adhere to International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and the Rule of Law as part of our campaign imperatives” he emphasized.

LtGen Atal served as former Commander of the 5th Infantry (Star) Division and is a proud member of Philippine Military Academy “Maharlika” Class of 1984. He took over the post of Central Command from Lieutenant General Oscar Lactao last December 08, 2017. ###

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