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In the presence of Presiding Officer MGEN Antonio Nafarrete PA, Isabela City Mayor City Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman and Basilan Provincial Government officials led by Gov. Jim Saliman graced the Change of Command Ceremony held by 101st Infantry (Three Red Arrows) Brigade of the 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division at Headquarters 101Bde, 1 ID, PA Camp Luis R Biel II, Barangay Tabiawan, where outgoing Commander BGEN Domingo Gobway handed over command of the anti-terror Joint Task Force Basilan to Acting Commander COL Frederick Sales INF (MNSA) PA.
BGEN Gobway formally assumed the position of Commander on July 2020 and is a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1990.
Plaques of appreciation were presented to the local chief executives from the different municipalities and cities of Basilan Province as well as to its stakeholders and gave command plaque to the outgoing Commander for his support and contributions. The change of command highlighted accomplishments that significantly contributed to the transformation of Basilan.
The ceremony was also witnessed by ranking officers and battle-hardened soldiers in Basilan at the headquarters of the Army’s 101st Brigade. (Words by SJ Asakil/Photos by KJ Evardo, CIO)