Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat –The 601st Infantry (Unifier) Brigade under the leadership of Brigadier Edmundo R. Pangilinan spearheaded the Field Awarding Ceremony last Monday, February 3, 2014 at the Brigade Tactical Command Post at Brgy. Sapakan, Rajah Buayan, Maguindanao.The award was given to the deserving Unifier Troops after the 6-day conduct of law enforcement operations against Ameril Umbra Katu-Armed Lawless Group (AUK-ALG) dubbed “Operation Darkhorse.”.
The operation resulted to the neutralization of more or less 50 enemy forces and the recovery of several war materiel and subversive documents at the encounter site. Highlights of which is the seizure of the stronghold enemy camps at Reina Regente Complex in Barangay Ganta, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao from January 26-31, 2014.
The remarkable awarding ceremony is a recognition and commendation of the bravery and hardship by the Enlisted Personnel's and Officers who were involved in the successful conduct of operation.. Likewise, the support of the local government units in the area was recognized.
In his message, 601st Brigade Commander said, “Many military personnel deserves an award. This is an important day for these men.
“You heard earlier how I lauded our soldiers as they risk their lives so that we can sleep soundly at night. Have you tried being away from your family and your wife is about to give birth? Or your parents get hospitalized? Or missing your child’s graduation day? A soldier sacrifices not for himself but for the country,” he added.