SOLCOM chief visits frontliners

Armed Forces of the Philippines-Southern Luzon Command (SOLCOM) chief Lieutenant General Ricardo R. Visaya visited the frontliners from the 83rd Infantry Battalion (83IB) in the island province of Catanduanes October 4. Lieutenant General Visaya inspected the battalion’s effort in maintaining peace in the said island.

“LtGen Visaya checked on the Battalion’s effort in maintaining the generally peaceful environment in the island since attaining the status as Conflict Manageable and Ready for Further Development area on November 24, 2015,” SOLCOM said.

83IB is operating under 9th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army. 9ID is the primary infantry unit tasked to combat communist insurgency in the Bicol Region.