Tejares is new TFZ chief PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 11:05

A Philippine Army officer who spent most of his military career in the war zone of Mindanao yesterday assumed as the new commander of Task Force Zamboanga.

In a simple change of command ceremony held at TFZ Headquarters in Camp Arturo Enrile in Malagutay, Col. Demy Tejares replaced Col. Glen Macasero who was recently assigned as commander of the Army’s 103rd Army Brigade based in Marawi City.

No less than the newly designated commander of the 1st (Tabak) Infantry Division, Brig. Gen. Daniel Lucero, officiated the simple turn-over rite wherein he explained the very vital role of military as vanguard of peace in the region.

Gen. Lucero tasked the new TFZ commander to carry on the laudable programs of his predecessor and lay down the strategic security plan in cooperation with the local PNP for the forthcoming May 13 elections.

“I personally know the track record of your new commander in TFZ, I know he can deliver well being an experienced officer in this area. He will never fail you and the people of Zamboanga,” Lucero said.

Lucero also stressed that he will never allow any army officer or personnel to be involved in any political activity.

In his farewell message, outgoing TFZ commander Col. Glenn Macasero thanked all the officers and men of the command in which  he served for six months.

He also thanked local officials and residents here for their cooperation.

Col. Tejares assured Zamboangenos that he will carry on with the job, and his many years of experience in the region will truly help him in his present assignment.

Tejares had served Task Force Zamboanga as operations officer, and twice as deputy commander when he was a young Liutenant. He became the commander of the 18th infantry Battalion and many other military units in the region before assuming his recent post as deputy commander of 102nd Army Brigade based in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. – Bhong Simbajon