The newly installed commander of the 47th Infantry Battalion (IB), the lone military unit stationed in Bohol, vowed to continue the initiatives of his predecessor who, he said, turned the battalion into a “well-oiled machine.”
Lieutenant Col. Ramir Redosendo, the new top official of the 47th IB, praised outgoing commander Lt. Col. Eufracio Malig, Jr. who held the post starting May, 2017, for establishing “systems” and “processes” needed for the efficient functioning of the unit.
“LTC Joel Malig, sir, thank you for bringing the 47th IB to where it is now…This day is actually for you, a recognition of what you have accomplished and what you have done to and for the 47th IB,” said Redosendo during a turnover ceremony at Camp Gov. Lino Chatto in Tubigon on Tuesday.
The change of command was witnessed by 3rd Infantry Division (ID) commander Major Gen. Dino Dolina and 302nd Infrantry Brigade commander Brigadier Gen. Ignacio Madriaga.
Redosendo, a 46-year-old Ilo-ilo native, graduated at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) with the class of 1996.
He was a commander of a company under the 47th IB and later became an operations officer in central Mindanao. Prior to his reassignment to Bohol, he was a deputy chief of staff, G3, of Dolina at Camp Macario Peralta, Jr. in Jamindan Capiz.
Meanwhile, Malig who completed his tour of duty as commander of the 47th IB was reassigned to a post at the 3rd ID.
Malig graduated from the PMA as part of the Bantay Laya Class of 1994.
He became a security officer and aide-de-camp of the Presidential Security Group from 2001 until 2010 under the Arroyo administration.
Malig was a commanding officer of the First Escort Company of the PSG, a unit responsible for the physical security of the President and visiting heads of state.
He was awarded the Philippine Legion of Honor, Order ni Lakandula and Bronze Cross and Military Merit medals. (RT)