Themed with “Celebrating Victory towards a Conflict-Resilient and Sustainable Southeastern Mindanao”, the 10th Infantry (AGILA) Division of the Philippine Army celebrated its 16th Founding Anniversary on August 17, 2022 at Camp General Manuel T Yan Senior, Mawab, Davao De Oro.
Lined-up events for the anniversary included the Stakeholders’ Recognition on August 13, 2022, of which selected and distinguished 94 organizations, institutions, and individuals were awarded and recognized for their active contribution to the accomplishment of the Division’s campaign and mission of sustaining peace and security in the Southeastern Mindanao.
Among the awardees were Dr. Lourdes C. Generalao, President of University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP), Dr. Gilbert C. Importante, Director of Southern Mindanao Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (SMAARRDEC), and Dr. Ivy Kim D. Machica, Dean of the USeP College of Information and Computing (CIC).
The aforementioned awardees were recognized for spearheading development and economic programs, activities, and projects in Southeastern Mindanao such as the Hi-Tek na si IP: ICT Training series to IP Youth in Talaingod, Davao del Norte of USeP-CIC.
“Through the help of various government agencies, local government units, and civil society organizations, we’ve been able to achieve unprecedented victories in our counterinsurgency campaign and peacebuilding advocacy here in Southeastern Mindanao.” MGen Nolasco Mempin, commander of Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry Division (10ID) expressed his appreciation during his speech.
MGen Mempin also said that the AGILA Division can be considered as ‘blessed’ because of the Division’s rich partnership with the various stakeholders even before the institutionalization of the National Task Force in Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).
Dr. Shirley S. Villanueva, Vice President for Research, Development, and Extension; and Dr. Evelyn A. Gecale, Cluster Coordinator of SMAARRDEC Technology Transfer, represented Dr. Generalao and Dr. Importante in the awarding, respectively.