COL ROBINSON takes Over 702nd Bde

The 702nd Infantry (Defender) Brigade, 7ID, PA has a new commander in the person of Colonel Henry A Robinson Jr.

A Change of Command Ceremony took place at the 702nd Bde Headquarters in Manaoag, Pangasinan on 26 May 2017 to formally mark the turnover. Col Robinson replaced Brigadier General Milfredo M Melegrito who served the Brigade for a year.

The 702nd Bde is exerting all efforts to have the provincial government of Pangasinan declare the province as “peaceful and ready for further development” by the end of the year.

In a recent media interview, MGen Melegrito said that there is no extreme poverty and no regular rebel activity in the area. Furthermore, he added that in all provinces in Region 1 and inside the area of responsibility of the 702nd Brigade, Pangasinan is one of the most peaceful.

The Change of Command Ceremony was presided by Major General Angelito M De Leon, Commander of the 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division, Philippine Army. In his message to the Brigade, MGen De Leon commended the efforts of the 702nd Brigade in the keeping the peace in the province. He also acknowledged the

cooperation and support of the various stakeholders and citizens of Pangasinan as a major contributing factor in the accomplishments of the brigade.

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