NEGROS ORIENTAL, Feb. 13 (PIA) -- Major General Eric Vinoya, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, visited the army troops of 302nd Infantry Brigade (IB) yesterday at Camp Leon Kilat, Tanjay City.
Vinoya urged the soldiers to "step on the gas pedal" to place pressure on the communist terrorist in Negros Island.
With this, he cited that the insurgency problem will be solved sooner, specifically in the second and third districts of Negros Oriental, and the sixth district of Negros Occidental as areas of coverage of the brigade.
Vinoya was welcomed by troops of 302nd IB led by Col. Noel Baluyan with military foyer honors.
Vinoya initially supervised the operations of the Joint Task Force of Negros Island before he led the 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division.
In his visit, the commander was presented with a unit briefing and talk with the army troopers.
According to Khadaffy Tawantawan, the brigade's information officer, during the talk with the army personnel, Vinoya took notice of the brigade's achievements and hopes to see similar or better outcomes during his time as the 3ID commander.
Tawantawan said the visit of Vinoya increased the brigade's morale, especially Baluyan who was grateful for the visit and the trust that the Division Commander has given them. (jct/PIA7 Negros Oriental)