3rd Marine Brigade leaves Sulu PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 September 2012 14:29

The AFP’s 3rd Marine Brigade ended its tour of duty in Sulu with the send-off ceremony last Wednesday.

On behalf of Governor Abdusakur M. Tan, OIC Governor Abdusakur “Tutuh” Tan II graced the sending-off  with a military ceremony after the completion of their tour of duty in winning the peace and safeguarding the safety and security of the people.

OIC Governor Tutuh Tan relayed the apologies of the governor, who due to the latter’s hectic schedule, cannot attend the send-off ceremony.

“Nevertheless I hope I can do justice to this ceremony by delivering the send-off message of Governor Tan to these brave men in uniform,” Tutuh Tan said.
“For us here in Sulu this is not a goodbye but a wish and a prayer that you fare very well in your next tour of duty in other destinations. We hope, too, that the officers and men of the 3rd Marine Brigade will be bringing with them good memories of the people here and of the many beautiful sights in this place as they leave the shores of Sulu,” Tan said.

Before bidding farewell to the departing troops, Tutuh Tan relayed the gratitude of the people of Sulu for the opportunity to have been served by the men of the 3rd Marine Brigade especially in the community services they have rendered through the Bayanihan concept of the AFP.

Presiding at the send-off ceremony was Lt. Gen Noel A. Coballes, commander, Western Mindanao Command AFP. He was joined by Rear Admiral Rear Admiral Armando L. Guzman, commander, Naval Forces Western Mindanao, Col. Andre M. Costales Jr,, commander 3rd Marine Brigade and other officers and men of the AFP.