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AFP launches 1st territorial battalion 05/07/2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

AFP launches 1st territorial battalion

05/07/2012
In an effort to beef up personnel in the field, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has launched its first ever “territorial battalion,” which mixes regular troops from the Army’s 24th Infantry Battalion (IB), Army reservists and members of the civilian armed auxiliary (CAA) in Zambales.

AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Jessie Dellosa branded the pilot-testing of a territorial battalion as a big boost to the AFP’s internal peace and security plan (IPSP) Bayanihan with the 24th IB, headed by Lt. Col. Michael Samsom, successfully operating with the reservists and CAA members.

“I hope that this success can be replicated in other battalions in every part of the country. With the necessary adjustments, we can still further improve what has already been a great implementation of the synergy concept,” Dellosa said..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20120507nat3.html

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