chief MajGen Jet Velarmino presiding over the 1st Semester
Internal Peace and Security Operation Assessment participants at
the 8ID Headquarters conference room on June 22, 2015.
8ID Conducts 1st
Semester Internal Peace and Security Operations (IPSO) Assessment
By DPAO, 8ID PA
June 22, 2015
CAMP VICENTE LUKBAN,
Catbalogan City Ė The 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division
conducted the 1st Semester IPSO Assessment for calendar year 2015 at
Headquarters 8ID, Barangay Maulong, Catbalogan City, Samar on June 22,
The highlight of the 1st
Semester IPSO assessment were the presentations made by Brigadier
General Herminigildo C. Aquino, 803rd Brigade Commander; Col. Leoncio
A. Cirunay Jr., 801st Brigade Commander; Col. Dinoh A. Dolina, 802nd
Brigade Commander of their unitsí accomplishments in line with 8IDís
four line of efforts in areas of Focused Military Operation,
Stakeholder Engagement, Bayanihan Team Activity, and Legal Operation.
In addition, the Police
Regional Office 8 presented to the command the current status of the
Criminal Investigation Course (CIC) being undertaken by PNP and Army
personnel. The CIC is the latest collaboration between the PNP and the
Army in Eastern Visayas to enhance inter-operability in conducting
joint operations. Earlier, joint Police and Army Sniper Training and
Radio Operation Seminar were undertaken to strengthen the bond between
the personnel of the Army and PNP.
The IPSO Assessment was
attended by Maj. Gen. Jet B. Velarmino, Commander 8ID; Col. Demy T.
Tejares, Assistant Division Commander; Col. Leoncio A. Cirunay Jr.,
801st Brigade Commander; Col. Dinoh A. Dolina, 802nd Brigade
Commander; Brigadier General Herminigildo C. Aquino, 803rd Brigade
Commander; PSSupt Isaias Tonog, Chief of Regional Investigation
Management Division; PSSupt Brigido B. Unay, Chief of Regional
Intelligence Division, PRO8; PSSupt Elizar Egloso, Chief of Police
Regional Community Relations Division; and the 8ID Division Staff and
Commenting on the Commandís
operational successes as well as lapses, Velarmino said that we must
review the time tested combat special operating procedures (SOPs) and
the tactics techniques and procedures (TTPs) down to the squad level,
so that when employed, soldiers will always be on advantage over
adversaries. He also stressed the importance of the conduct of combat
rehearsals and drills to ensure success of combat operations.
In addition, he reiterated
the importance of sustaining the operational tempo and aggressiveness
in meeting the set target goals and timelines in declaring the
remaining provinces in our AOR as Insurgency-Free areas.
Further, he said that
whatever challenges ahead, the Command must continue to march towards
winning the peace until all the stakeholders have joined our cause to
achieve peace, progress and prosperity in the region.