8ID Commander Gets His 2nd Star
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan, Samar – Officers, Enlisted Personnel and civilian employees of 8ID gathered to render arrival honors for MGen Gerardo T Layug last July 14 at the 8ID grandstand as a fitting recognition for his well- deserved promotion to the next higher rank.
The promotion came as a form of recognition as the Commander of the 8ID, PA and the massive peace and development efforts in the area.
In his speech, Layug expressed his gratitude to the Almighty God for giving him the gift of leadership and the strength he needed to overcome the challenges he faced in his long years of service to the AFP. He also thanked the men and women of 8ID for their untiring efforts and continuous commitment to serve the people and to have an insurgency free community.
He emphasized that his promotion will inspire him to strive harder and remain committed to lead the 8ID in achieving sustainable development and a just and lasting peace in the area. He also urged all soldiers to be advocates of Human Rights and catalysts of peace and development.
After the simple ceremony, Layug together with his wife invited everybody to join him in a “Boodle Fight” lunch – a military tradition of eating together to enhance camaraderie and esprit de corps.
PR by the 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division