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Sobejana tapped to lead Army 6th ID

Armed Forces of the Philippines-Joint Task Force Sulu chief Brig. Gen. Cirilito E. Sobejana has been designated as the new commander of the Army 6th Infantry “Kampilan” Division.

Sobejana assumed the position during a change of command ceremony in Camp Siongco, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

A well-decorated military officer, Sobejana replaced Lt. Gen. Arnel B. dela Vega who was tapped to lead the AFP Western Mindanao Command based in Zamboanga City.

Army commanding general Lt. Gen. Rolando Joselito D. Bautista led the turnover ceremony which was highlighted by the awarding of plaques of recognition to supportive stakeholders and the inauguration and blessing of staff officers’ quarters and pinning of ranks to newly promoted enlisted personnel.

Sobejana is one of the distinct living heroes of the country, being a recipient of Medal of Valor for demonstrating bravery and heroism in actual combat. There are only 41 recipients of the most coveted highest military award in the country since 1935. (Francis T. Wakefield and Ali G. Macabalang)