AS THE troops of the Marine Battalion Landing Team-3 (MBLT-3) sailed to its new destination aboard BRP-Davao del Sur, Lieutenant General Arnel Dela Vega advised them to “carry on your good work by doing the right things and doing the things right,” during he send-off ceremony Thursday, June 27 at the local port.
The Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief lauded the MBLT-3 troops for their significant contributions both in focused and civil military operations that resulted in the success of the unit’s mission.
“I am sure that you will do well in your new venture as you did a great job in fighting against terrorism in Sulu,” Dela Vega told the MBLT-3 troops.
The MBLT-3 is set to take responsibility of the internal security operations (ISO) in Northern Palawan under the West Command after the unit’s almost three years remarkable service to the people of Sulu.
The MBLT-3, which is known as the “Tamed but Fierce Battalion”, is one of the units of the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) that exhibit readiness to serve at all costs whenever the need arises.
The unit was able to conduct a total of 104 major operations, 1,976 minor operations, 3,528 small unit operations, 77 seaborne patrols, and 14,399 security patrols since the battalion was deployed to fight the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in Sulu on September 9, 2016.
Dela Vega awarded a plaque of merit to the battalion during the sendoff ceremony as a sign of gratitude for the outstanding performance and valuable service rendered that contributed to the accomplishment of Westmincom’s mission.
Lieutenant Colonel Ramil Holgado, MBLT-3 commander, received the plaque of merit. (SunStar Philippines)