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Army’s 3ID in Visayas gets new acting commander

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Army chief Maj. Gen. Andres Centino turns over the 3ID command saber to Brig. Gen. Noel Baluyan, who will be serving as acting commander of the unit, replacing Maj. Gen. Eric Vinoya, who retired from the military service on Sept.6.* DPAU photo

Brig. Gen. Noel Baluyan yesterday took over temporarily the command of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division following the mandatory retirement of its commander, Maj. Gen. Eric Vinoya.

Army chief Maj. Gen. Andres Centino presided over the retirement ceremony for Vinoya, who retired from the military service on Sept. 6, and designation of Assistant Division Commander Baluyan as 3ID acting commander, which was held at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz.

Maj. Cenon Pancito III, 3ID spokesperson, yesterday said that President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to sign the appointment of an Army general, whose identity he has withheld, as the incoming 3ID commander.

Baluyan said that he will maintain the operations tempo of 3ID to sustain the gains of the previous commanders, no matter how short the duration of his acting capacity will be.

Prior to his designation as ADC and acting commander of 3ID,  Baluyan served as the commander of the 302nd Infantry Brigade in  Negros Oriental.

Maj. Gen. Pio Diñoso, former commander of the 8th Infantry Division, was also appointed earlier as the new commander of the AFP Visayas Command, replacing Lt. Gen. Roberto Ancan, who also retired from the military service.

Vinoya, Ancan and newly-retired AFP chief of staff Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, are all members of the Philippine Military Academy 1987, and who had served assignments in Negros Island.*

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