From DWDD AFP Civil Relations Service Radio Website (Feb 5): HERO OFFICER | 3ID Commander Visits Wake of Antique Fallen Hero
SAN JOSE, Antique (DWDD) – Brigadier General Dinoh A Dolina AFP, the Commander of the Army’s 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division visited the wake of 1LtJarren Jay Cabayao Relota at Comon, Barangay 3, San Jose , Antique on January 31, 2018.
Lt. Relota is the latest AFP hero to be a casualty in the Government’s campaign to once and for all put a stop to the violence propagated by the NPA terrorist groups all over the country.
Lt Relota was the Commanding Officer of Bravo Company of the 16th Infantry Battalion based in Barangay New Visayas, Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte. He was leading his troops to secure Barangay Mapula, Paquibato District after locals reported the presence of NPA terrorists thereat. On their approach, they were fired upon by the NPA terrorists. During the firefight, the terrorists detonated an improvised landmine that resulted to the wounding of two soldiers and the death of Lt Relota.
Lt. Relota, 27, is a native of San Jose, Antique. He is a proud member of the Officer Candidate Course (OCC) “MANANDATA” Class 40. He is a licensed criminologist and the only son of Mr. Joel and Mrs. Celine Relota.
BGen Dolina really wanted to promptly pay his respects to the late Lt Relota upon the arrival of the latter’s remains from Davao City to his homeplace. This is so he can immediately, personally express to the bereaved family and relatives the gratitude and pride of the entire Armed Forces of the Philippines for the heroism and the ultimate sacrifice rendered by Lt Relota in the service of our country and the Filipino People. “We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of our gallant fallen hero. His death is worthy to be remembered and cherished eternally. He died protecting the people from the menace of the Communist Terrorists.”
BGen Dolina likewise gave cash assistance to the bereaved family. Earlier, the 3ID’s 61st Infantry Battalion rendered military honors to Lt Relota upon the arrival of his remains at Iloilo International Airport on 29 Jan 2018. 3DPAO / MCAG