The Philippine Army’s Best Battalion 7th Infantry (TAPAT) Battalion conducts Change of Command Ceremony on 071000H August 2014 at H7IB, Brgy Ladtingan, Pikit, North Cotabato.
After years of dedicated, productive and mission-oriented stint of LTC DONALD M GUMIRAN INF (GSC) PA as Commanding Officer of the 7th Infantry (TAPAT) Battalion, 6ID, PA, he was succeeded by LTC ORLANDO D EDRALIN INF (GSC) PA on 071000 August 2014. The ceremony was graced by BGEN EDMUNDO R PANGILINAN AFP, Division Commander, 6ID, PA; military and civilian dignitaries. Present during the occasion were representatives from the Office of Provincial Government Unit North Cotabato Province; Maguindanao Province; Academic Institution Officials and Supervisors, Non-Government Organizations, Media Representatives, Local Government Unit headed by Mayors and its subordinates of Pikit, Kabacan, Carmen, Matalam and Mlang all of North Cotabato and of Datu Montawal and Pagalungan all of Maguindanao; Brgy Officilas and other politicians of adjacent municipalities. LTC GUMIRAN extended his gratitude’s to all 7IB troopers and civilian entities for all the efforts shared during his commandership while LTC EDRALIN begs the support of all individuals who makes remarkable accomplishments during previous administration and to maintain a peaceful environment and establish best rapport among civilians, militaries and other stakeholders. The activity was culminated at about 1130H same day.