Tuesday, July 10, 2018

New Army's 104th Brigade commander in Baslian province assumes post

From the Zamboanga Today Online (Jul 8): New Army's 104th Brigade commander in Baslian province assumes post
Colonel Fernando M. Reyeg assumed office as the new commander of the 104th Brigade/Joint Task Force Basilan on Friday (July 6) during a simple change of command ceremony held at the Philippine Army's 104th Brigade headquarters in Tabiawan, Isabela City.

Reyeg replaced Brigadier General Juvymax R. Uy, who will assume as the Assistant Division Commander of the 6th Infantry Division.
In his message, the new 104th commander expressed his gratitude to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) leadership for the trust and confidence they gave him.

He also took the chance to thank the AFP Chief of Staff General Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. for his mentorship and guidance throughout his career in the AFP.

The colonel vowed to work on sustaining the gains made by his predecessor in securing Basilan Province so that development will further take place.

For his part, Uy, in his message, reckoned the accomplishments of the Brigade under his leadership including the reduction of the Abu Sayyaf Group from a peak of more than 200 hundred of manpower and firearms to less than 40 by now.

"Today, Basilan has gained a lot through the joint collaborative effort based on the outlook and positive indicators by outsiders,” he said.

Murillo also commended Uy for the outstanding performance and numerous accomplishments, including his involvement in the peace and development, during his 18-month stint as 104th Brigade head.

Colonel Reyeg is a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1991 and hails from Daraga, Albay. He further enhanced his competencies by undergoing civilian and military schoolings here and abroad.

He is also a recipient of various awards, badges, and letters of commendation, such as Gold Cross Medal, Marksmanship Badge, and Letter of Commendation from the City Mayor of Lamitan.

He is happily married to Mrs. Bella Reyeg and blessed with four children namely: Marianne Helene, Livan Austin Fernando, Miguel Justin Fernando, and Mary Grace.

Prior to his current designation, Colonel Reyeg was the Chief of Unified Command Staff of the Western Mindanao Command.
Yesterday's turnover ceremony was presided by 1st Infantry Division Commander Major General Roseller G. Murillo. It was also graced by the Local Chief Executives of Basilan led by Governor Jim Hataman-Saliman; officers and men of the Western Mindanao Command; and the family and friends of Brigadier General Uy and Colonel Reyeg.

Addressing to Reyeg, Murillo said, “Sabi nga ni John F. Kennedy, Peace-making is not just a 1-day activity. It is a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly activity. So for the rest of the stay of Colonel Reyeg here he will be working for the peace in Basilan.”

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