AFP Southern Luzon Command

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Southern Luzon Command
AFP Southern Luzon Command.png
Coat of Arms of the AFP Luzon Command
Active 1 January 1987 – 15 January 2001; 27 March 2001 – Present
Country Philippines Philippines
Role Conventional and Unconventional Warfare, Anti-Guerrilla Operations
Part of Under the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Garrison/HQ Camp Guillermo Nakar, Lucena City, Quezon
Nickname(s) SoLCom
Motto(s) Katapangan
Mascot Dagger
Anniversaries 1 January
Engagements Anti-guerilla operations against the NPA and local criminal elements
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) Streamer.png
Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge
Commanders
Current
commander
MGen Romeo G Gan, General OIC[1]
Notable
commanders
LGen Alexander Yano AFP, LGen Pedro R Cabuay AFP, MGen Roy Kyamko AFP, MGen Ernesto Carolina, MGen Narciso Abaya AFP, MGen Diomedio Villanueva AFP, MGen Voltaire Gazmin AFP, MGen Clemente Mariano AFP, BGen Raymundo Jarque AFP, MGen Restituto Padilla AFP, BGen Alejandro A. Galido AFP
Insignia
Unit Patch Southern Luzon Command Emblem

The Southern Luzon Command, known officially as the SolCom, is one of the Armed Forces of the Philippines' Wide Support Commands Combating Terrorism and Insurgency in Southern Luzon.

History[edit]

Mission[edit]

Their mission is to conduct sustained Internal Security Operations (ISO) in Southern Luzon to neutralize the Communist-Terrorist Movement (CTM) and reduce their operational capabilities. One of their missions is to support local Law Enforcement as well as the Philippine National Police in containing the NPA while supporting the peace process; and destroy the JI network operating in their AOR. This is needed to establish a secured backdoor to mainland Luzon and maintain a physically & psychologically sound environment conducive to growth and development in this southernmost part of the island.

Lineage of Commanding Generals[edit]

  • MGen Resituto G Padilla 0-4198 AFP - (1 January 1987 – 30 June 1987)
  • MGen Antonio R Samonte AFP - (1 July 1987 – 25 March 1988)
  • BGen Alejandro A Galido 0-4295 AFP (26 March 1988 – 26 January 1990)
  • BGen Evaristo G Carino 0-4514 AFP (27 January 1990 – 18 March 1990)
  • BGen Federico F Ruiz 0-4478 AFP (19 March 1990 – 22 March 1992)
  • MGen Cesar F Fortuno 0-4580 AFP (23 March 1992 – 31 March 1993)
  • BGen Raymundo T Jarque 0-4566 AFP (31 March 1993 – 30 January 1994)
  • MGen Oswaldo P Villanueva 0-4647 AFP (8 March 1994 – 20 July 1995)
  • MGen Clemente P Mariano 0-4829 AFP (23 July 1995 – 19 March 1996)
  • MGen Jose Maria G Solquillo 0-4909 AFP (15 March 1996 – 22 April 1997)
  • MGen Samuel T Dunque 0-5010 AFP (22 June 1997 – 27 August 1998)
  • MGen Voltaire T Gazmin 0-5447 AFP (21 September 1998 – 16 July 1999)
  • MGen Diomedio P. Villanueva 0-5443 AFP (16 July 1999 – 1 March 2000)
  • MGen Jose S Lachica 0-5222 AFP (1 March 2000 – 16 March 2001)
  • MGen Narciso L Abaya 0-5911 AFP (28 March 2001 – 12 December 2001)
  • MGen Ernesto G Carolina 0-5637 AFP (13 December 2001 – 21 May 2002)
  • MGen Roy V Kyamko 0-5693 AFP (23 May 2002 – 11 May 2003)
  • LGen Alfonso P Dagudag 0-5965 AFP (12 May 2003 - 26 October 2004)
  • LGen Pedro R Cabuay 0-6538 AFP (26 October 2004 – 30 July 2006)
  • LGen Alexander B Yano 0-7261 AFP (31 July 2006 – 24 August 2007)
  • LGen Rodolfo S Obaniana 0-6700 AFP (25 August 2007 – 06 May 2008 )
  • LGen Delfin N. Bangit AFP (06 May 2008 – 01 May 2009)[2]
  • LGen Roland Detabali AFP (01 May 2009 – 16 July 2012)[3]
  • MGen Eduardo del Rosario AFP (16 July 2012 – 28 September 2012) *Acting capacity
  • MGen Alan R Luga AFP (28 September 2012 – 04 March 2013)[4]
  • LGen Caesar Ronnie F. Ordoyo (4 March 2013 – 8 September 2014)[5]
  • LGen Ricardo R Visaya (8 September 2014 – June 30, 2016)
  • MGen Romeo G Gan (General Officer in Charge) (July 1, 2016 - present) [1]

Organization[edit]

The following are the units that are under the Southern Luzon Command.

Operations[edit]

  • Anti-guerrilla operations against the New People's Army
  • Anti-terrorist operations against known terror groups operating in their AOR.

Awards and Decorations[edit]

Campaign Streamers[edit]

Award Streamer Streamer Name Operation Date Awarded Reference
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) Streamer.png Presidential Unit Citation Badge SAR/DRR Ops, TS Ketsana 4 February 2010 General Orders No. 112, GHQ-AFP, dtd 04 Feb '10
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) Streamer.png Presidential Unit Citation Badge General Elections, Philippines 1 July 2010 General Orders No. 641, GHQ-AFP, dtd 1 July '10

Badges[edit]

Military Badge Badge Name Operation Date Awarded Reference
AFP HOPE Badge.png
AFP Election Duty Badge General Elections, Philippines 21 May 2010 General Orders No. 513, GHQ-AFP, dtd 21 May '10

Trivia[edit]

  • SOLCOM has produced (5) Commanding Generals for the Philippine Army and (3) AFP Chief's of Staff.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Visit of MGEN ROMEO G GAN AFP, GOIC, SOLCOM". 12 July 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "LGen Delfin Bangit Biography". All Partners Access Network. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "SOLCOM chief bowing out of service". Interaksyon. 1 July 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "MGEN LUGA ACCEPTS NEW POST AS SOLCOM COMMANDER". PIA Sorsogon. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "New SOLCOM chief assumes duty at turn-over of command rites". Balita. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 

Coordinates: 13°57′18.04″N 121°36′32.22″E / 13.9550111°N 121.6089500°E / 13.9550111; 121.6089500