3rd Infantry Division (Philippines)

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3rd Infantry Division
Official Seal of the 3rd Infantry Division (Philippines).jpg
Unit Seal of the 3ID, PA
Country Philippines Philippines
Branch Philippine Army
Type Philippine Army Infantry BC.jpg Infantry
Role Conventional warfare, counter-insurgency
Size 3 Brigades, 6000+ soldiers
Garrison/HQ Camp Gen Macario Peralta Jr, Jamindan, Capiz
Nickname Spearhead Troopers
Motto The Armed Peacekeepers for Peace and Progress
Engagements World War II
* Japanese Occupation of the Philippines (1942-1945)
* Battle of Luzon (1945)
* Battle of the Visayas (1945)
Communist Insurgency in the Philippines
Anti-guerilla operations against the NPA and local criminal elements.
Commanders
Current
commander
BGEN PEDRO RAMON L SINAJON JR AFP
Notable
commanders
Maj. Gen. Fortunato Abat, AFP
Insignia
Armed Forces Occupational Specialty Insignia Philippine Army Infantry BC.jpg

The 3rd Infantry Division, is a unit of the Philippine Army, based at Camp Gen Macario Peralta Jr in Jamindan, Capiz, Philippines.

History[edit]

During World War II under the Japanese Occupation[edit]

In Central Luzon[edit]

During the Second World War II under the Japanese Occupation, the 3rd Infantry Division, Philippine Commonwealth Army was re-established on 1942 to 1946 at the military general headquarters and military camps and garrisoned in Central Luzon was the assigned to combat the armed forces of the Japanese Imperial military insurgency in Central Luzon, before the Liberation of the Philippines and started the fall of engagements of the Anti-Japanese Imperial Military Operations in Central Luzon from 1942 to 1945 included the provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Northern Tayabas (now. Aurora and Quezon), Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales to helping local various recognized guerrilla units, the Hukbalahap Communist guerrillas led by Supremo Luis Taruc and U.S. liberating troops by defeated and fought against from the Japanese Imperial forces.

When the sending of the local clearing military combat operations in Central Luzon and two major provinces of Bulacan and Northern Tayabas (now. Aurora and Quezon) and they entering by the local troops and officers under the PCA 3rd Infantry Division and supported by the local guerrilla groups and American military forces and they defeating Imperial Japanese troops included the Liberation of Bulacan and the Northern Tayabas Campaign on 1945. The local soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army was cleared and captured the two provinces of Bulacan and Northern Tayabas (now. Aurora and Quezon) was found liberated after the main battles, sieges and invading commands. During the Liberation of Bulacan, local troopers of the Philippine Commonwealth Army 3rd Infantry Division was entered and they found liberated the province of Bulacan and they supporting the local Bulaceño guerrilla resistance under the Bulacan Military Area (BMA) and the U.S. liberation military forces was attacking the Imperial Japanese troops. The combined U.S. and Philippine Commonwealth troops captured and clearing the province of Bulacan after the fighting of the main battle. Since the Northern Tayabas Campaign, local troopers of the Philippine Commonwealth Army 3rd Infantry Division was retaken and found liberated in Northern Tayabas and helped the local guerrilla resistance fighter groups and the U.S. liberation military forces was attacking the Imperial Japanese troops include the Battle of Baler, Battle of Casiguran, Siege of Dinalungan and the Liberation of San Luis. The combined U.S. and Philippine Commonwealth troops captured and clearing the province of Northern Tayabas after the fighting of the main battles and campaigns.

During the Battle for the Liberation of Nueva Ecija on January to August 1945, local troopers of the Philippine Commonwealth Army 3rd Infantry Division recaptured and liberated the province of Nueva Ecija and aiding local various recognized guerrilla units, the Hukbalahap Communist guerrillas and the American liberation military forces through the defeated and attacking Imperial Japanese troops. After the Raid of Cabanatuan on January 30, 1945 by the American troops of the U.S. Army 6th Ranger Battalion and the Filipino guerrilla groups freed 515 American POW's at the Japanese Internment Camps in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, the military rebuilt of the general headquarters of the 2nd and 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army was active on February 1945 to July 1946 was stationed in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija before the sending operations the main battles in Central Luzon and fought against the Japanese troops.

When the local troops and officers under the 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army entering the local clearing operations in the province of Pampanga was found liberated and aiding the local Kapampangan guerrilla resistance, the Hukbalahap Communist guerrillas, the U.S. liberation military forces and the Mexican pilots under the Escuadrón 201 of the Mexican Expeditionary Air Force attacking the Imperial Japanese military forces begins the Battle of Pampanga on January to August 1945.

Started the Liberation of Tarlac on January to August 1945, local troops and officers under the 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army recaptured and liberated the province of Tarlac and helping the local various recognized guerrilla units, the Hukbalahap Communist guerrillas and the American liberation military forces to attacking Japanese troops. Begins the Allied Raid at Capas on 1945, local Filipino soldiers and military officers under the Philippine Commonwealth Army 3rd Infantry Division was the raid sieges and invaded the entering of the Japanese Internment Camps at Camp O'Donnell in Capas, Tarlac and they supporting the aided of the local guerrilla groups under the Aringay Command and the U.S. military forces against the Japanese Imperial forces. The combined Filipino and American troops freed over hundreds of thousands of Filipino and American POW's of Bataan Death March at the Camp O'Donnell after the raid and siege in Capas.

When the American liberation military forces was landing beaches and they found liberated the province of Zambales on January 1945. Many local troops and officers of the Philippine Commonwealth Army 3rd and 32nd Infantry Division was recaptured and they found liberated the province of Zambales and they supported the local guerrilla resistance under the Zambales Military District, Magsaysay Guerrillas under by Guerrilla Leader Captain Ramon Magsaysay and the U.S. liberation military forces who fought against the Imperial Japanese military forces.

In Central Visayas[edit]

Main Article: 3rd Infantry Division (Philippine Commonwealth Army)

The local military unit organization of the 3rd Infantry Division, Philippine Commonwealth Army was the military founded and establishment on May 17, 1942 to June 30, 1946 at the military general headquarters and military camp bases and garrisoned at Camp Guadalupe in Cebu City, Cebu was the assigned to combat the armed forces of the Japanese Imperial military insurgency in Central Visayas from 1942 to 1945 included the provinces of Cebu and Bohol to helping local Cebuano and Boholano guerrilla groups and U.S. liberating troops by defeated and fought against from the Japanese Imperial forces.

Started the Battle for the Liberation of Cebu on 1944 to 1945 between the joint U.S. and Philippine Commonwealth ground troops including the Cebuano guerrilla resistance and defeated against the Imperial Japanese military forces led by General Sosaku Suzuki in the province of Cebu. The sending of the local military combat operations by the all local Filipino troops and officers of the Philippine Commonwealth Army 3rd, 8th, 82nd and 85th Infantry Division and the Philippine Constabulary 8th Infantry Regiment was they retaken and liberated the province of Cebu on 1944 to 1945 and helping the Cebuano resistance and attacking Japanese troops. The returning U.S. liberation military forces was landing beaches in Talisay, Cebu on March 28, 1945 and defeated against the Japanese. Local troops and officers under the Philippine Commonwealth Army 3rd, 8th, 82nd and 85th Infantry Division has the combat operations and re-invaded in Northern and Southern Cebu was liberated and they helped and supporting the Cebuano guerrilla groups and American troops to defeated and fought against the Imperial Japanese armed forces included the Battle of Cebu City, Battle of Daanbantayan, Battle of Batayan Island, Invasion of Pardo and Basak in Cebu and the Allied Campaigns in Northern and Southern Cebu on 1945.

Founded the Second Battle of Bohol on 1945 between the combined U.S. and Philippine Commonwealth ground troops including the Boholano guerrilla resistance against the Imperial Japanese ground troops in the island province of Bohol. The local troops and officers under the PCA 3rd Infantry Division was sending the combat operations in the island province of Bohol was found around and they aiding the local troopers of the Philippine Commonwealth Army 8th, 83rd, 85th and 86th Infantry Division and Philippine Constabulary 8th Infantry Regiment, the Boholano guerrilla groups and the American troops of the U.S. Army Americal Division to around the main battle commands and they fought the defeated against the Imperial Japanese ground troops led by General Sosaku Suzuki is a commanding general of the Japanese 35th Area Army in the Visayas on Central Philippines. The aftermath of the Second Battle of Bohol, combined American and Philippine Commonwealth troops include the Boholano resistance groups was successful victories and retaken in the island province of Bohol and they defeat and surrendering Japanese soldiers.

Post-war era[edit]

After the Second World War, the 3rd Infantry Division, Philippine Army was established and they stationed at the general headquarters on Camp General Macario Peralta Jr in Jamindan, Capiz. The local troopers of the PA 3rd Infantry Division was sending the combat operations in Visayas region and the engagements of the Anti-Communist Operations and aiding the supported of the Philippine National Police against the Communist rebel groups of the New People's Army and all local element criminals.

The local government soldiers and officers of the Philippine Army 3rd Infantry Division was sending the combat operations in the Visayas Region from the main battles and invasion commands and helping the CAFGU militia groups and the supporting of the Philippine National Police and they fought against the communist rebel fighters of the New People's Army and they some local element criminals.

Operations[edit]

The division is based in the Visayas region of the Philippines, and its primary mission is counter-insurgency against local communist guerrilla operations, as well as supporting the Philippine National Police in combating organised crime.

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