BACOLOD CITY, April 21 (PNA) — Maj. Gen. Roy O. Deveraturda, the newly installed commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Central Command, conducted field visit and inspection to the army troopers in Negros Oriental on Saturday.
Deveraturda’s visit in 302nd Infantry Brigade Headquarters, Camp Leon Kilat, Tanjay City, Negros Oriental was his first after he assumed the command April 8.
He replaced Vice Admiral Edgar L. Abogado who is now the Superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).
The official was welcomed by the staff officers of the 302nd Infantry Brigade (IB) headed by Col. Francisco M. Patrimonio and 11th IB Commander Ltc. Wilfredo V. Isaac.
During his speech, Deveraturda expressed his appreciation for the successful Internal Peace and Security Operations (IPSO) and the zero human rights violation in the province.
“For me, the life of every soldier is very important. Let us not forget our combat SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), the tactics, techniques and procedures to prevent unnecessary loss of lives,” he stressed.
“We will continue to perform our mandate in protecting the Filipino people with utmost respect to Human Rights and strict adherence to the rule of Law,” he added.
Meanwhile, Patrimonio said that the unit will perform its best to maintain what the brigade have achieved and will maintain the tradition of excellence and discipline as a habit of the achiever troopers.
Deveraturda is considered as the 14th commander of the AFP’s Central Command based in Camp Lapu-lapu, Lahug, Cebu City.
He earned his commission in 1980 and a rated Military Pilot after graduating from the Aviation Cadet Program of the Philippine Air Force Flying School. (PNA)