By JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL | Managing Editor
BULUAN, Maguindanao: The commander of the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) graced the donning of military ranks to two newly-commissioned reserve officers in the province of Maguindanao.
Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, the commander of Western Mindanao Command graced the donning of military ranks to two newly-commissioned as reserve officers to Maguindanao Governor Bai Mariam Mangudadatu with the rank of Lt. Colonel and to her son Datu Abdullah Sangki Municipal Mayor Datu Pax Ali Mangudadatu with the rank of Captain.
The mother and son were officially welcomed into the military reserve force in a ceremony held at the Provincial Capitol of the municipality of Buluan last June 24.
Among those present during the ceremony were the husband of the Maguindanao governor himself Sultan Kudarat Governor Suharto Mangudadatu, Alhaj, PNP BARMM and PRO 12 Regional Directors, Brigade and Battalion Commanders of 6th Infantry Division (6ID), 12th Regional Community Defense Group commander Col. Redentor Mojares, and other invited guests.
In his message, Lt. Gen. Sobejana said, “I would like to extend my felicitations to Lt. Col. Bai Mariam Mangudadatu and Capt. Datu Pax Ali Mangudadatu.”
“You are truly indispensable in our genuine campaign. Your role, as citizen soldiers, forges greater alliance and amelioration of gains, as your civic and military service gives the Bangsamoro people a strong and patriotic vision and encouragement. You have, in your hands, the capacity to lead, enlighten, and guide your constituents,” Lt. Gen. Sobejana added.
“I am certain that the ranks conferred on you will impel you to do more and not rest on your laurels,” Lt. Gen. Sobejana concluded.
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