• GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division yesterday honored its commander and two senior military officials who were promoted at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz.
Promoted to the rank of Major General was Brig. Gen. Marion Sison, who commands the 3rd Infantry Division. On the other hand, promoted to the rank of Brigadier General were Col. Michael Samson, commander of the 301st Infantry Brigade, and Col. Orlando Edralin, commanding officer of the 303rd Infantry Brigade in Negros Occidental.
Army chief Lt. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr., donned new ranks to the newly promoted military officers, including 3ID top officials, in a ceremony on Wednesday at the Philippine Army headquarters at Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila.
In a statement, Maj. Gen. Sison said their promotion comes with great responsibility; a responsibility to the 3ID troopers who served as the backbone of the Philippine Army in accomplishing its mission and to the people of Western and Central Visayas whom they oath to serve.
“With your support and cooperation, rest assured that we will put this great responsibility given to us into action by attending to the needs of every 3ID trooper and fulfilling the people’s fervent desire for genuine peace and progress in Western and Central Visayas,” Sison said.*