BRIGADIER General Roberto Ancan, commander of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division commander, has been promoted by President Rodrigo Duterte to the next higher star rank.
President Duterte donned the rank of Major General to Ancan on Wednesday, June 12, after he led the commemoration of the 121st Independence Day at the headquarters of the Army’s 6th Infantry Battalion in the village of Matling, Malabang, Lanao del Sur.
Ancan said he is privileged and honored since no less than President Duterte donned the second star rank “that I’ve earned in my military career.”
“Rest assured that I will continue to serve the constituents in our area of responsibility and lead our troops in the accomplishment of our mission,” he added.
National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana witnessed the donning of rank by the President to Ancan.
Ancan is the 45th among the lineage of noble fficers to lead the Army’s 1st Infantry “Tabak” Division.
He hails from Victorias, Negros Occidental and is a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Hinirang” Class of 1987.
He led the Army’s 1002nd Infantry Brigade based in Malungon, Sarangani before he was assigned on February 7, this year, as the commander of the 1st Infantry Division.
He is a recipient of a long list of rightfully earned awards and commendations, the highest of which is the Distinguished Service Star that sets the bar high for all “Tabak” troopers to emulate. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)