BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Soldiers of the 15th Infantry Battalion are returning to southern Negros, following the completion of their two-month Battalion of Excellence (BOE) Training Program of the 3rd Infantry Division on October 28 at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz.
The 15IB is operating in the southwest portion of Negros Island, under the supervision of the Army’s 302nd Infantry Brigade.
In a statement, Major Gen. Benedict Arevalo, 3ID commander, who served as speaker during the graduation rites, said he is optimistic that 15IB warriors are now ready to face any challenges as they return to their area of deployment.
The BOE training program is the centerpiece of the Philippine Army’s capability development and improvement of organizational performance.
It was intended to develop the performance of the infantry battalions in a combat capacity, to perform the tasks and operations across the different mission areas, where the battalions are projected to operate.*