SND TEODORO LAUDS STAR TROOPERS FOR OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Camp Melchor F dela Cruz, Upi, Gamu, Isabela - Defense Secretary Gilberto C Teodoro lauded the star troopers
for their outstanding accomplishments in combat and rescue operations during the 28th Founding Anniversary
celebration which was held at this Camp last May 15, this year.
Secretary Teodoro, who was the Guest of Honor and Speaker on this occasion, said that the star troopers
under the sterling leadership of Maj Gen Nestor Z OCchoa, Commander, 5ID are forefront in helping our
people who are not only victims of armed threats but also vulnerable in time of calamities.
“Your acts of heroism are worthy to be remembered for others to emulate”, according to Defense Secretary
Highlights of this significant activity were awarding of Medals to the Gallant Soldiers for their bravery
and dedication to duty and Plaques of Appreciation to local executives for their utmost support in security
and developmental activities of 5ID.
Secretary Teodoro assisted by Maj Gen Nestor Z Ochoa pinned a Glod Cross Medal each to 2Lt Jimmy M Bahil, TSg
Jerry B Ubido, Sgt Ramel D Belmonte and Pfc Richard U Cabero, all of 50IB. Other awardees were: Ltc Loreto
C Magundayao Jr, G7, 5ID1Lt Hiram A Logronio, 53rd DRC and 2Lt Reymundo O Zamora Jr, 17IB received Bronze
Cross Medals. SSg Ricardo Bragas, 54IB and Sgt Orlando C Domingo, 17IB were awarded the Military Merit Medals.
Also awarded the Command Plaques were: Ltc Isaias N Espino, Tactical Operations Group 2 Chief, PAF and Engineer
Nestor G Ulnagan as Best Civilian Employee.
The local executives who received Plaques of Appreciation were: Mayor Edar T Go of San Mariano, Isabela,
Mayor Rolando Uanang of baggao, Cagayan and Governor Eustaquio U Bersamin of Abra.