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First Infantry Division
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Coat of Arms of the 1ID
Active December 4, 1989 - Present
Country Philippines Philippines
Branch Philippine Army
Type Infantry
Role Conventional Warfare, Anti-Guerrilla Operations
Size 4 Brigades, 11 Batallions. Total is 20000+ soldiers
Part of Under the Philippine Army
Garrison/HQ Camp Major L Sang-an, Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga Del Sur
Nickname Tabak Division
Motto Guardian of our Cherished Liberty
Mascot Machete
Anniversaries December 4
Engagements Operation Enduring Freedom - Philippines
Anti-guerilla operations against the NPA and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front
Decorations Presidential Streamer Award
Commanders
Current
commander
MGen Romeo D Lustestica AFP
Notable
commanders
BGen Cesar F Fortuno AFP, BGen Raymundo T Jarque AFP, MGen Diomedio P Villanueva AFP, MGen Narciso J Abaya AFP, MGen Romeo B Dominguez AFP, MGen Glicerio Sua AFP
Insignia
Unit Patch 1ID Tabak Badge

The 1st Infantry Division, Philippine Army, known officially as the Tabak Division, is the Philippine Army's primary Infantry unit, and specializes in anti-guerrilla warfare. The division has been boasted as one of the world's best anti-guerilla fighters in Asia combating terrorists in Southern Mindanao.

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History

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Mission

The 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division, Philippine Army often conducts Internal Security Operations (ISO) in their Area of Responsibility (AOR) to dismantle and destroy the remaining guerilla fronts of the Local Communist Movement (LCM), the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), and the Abu Sayyaf Group in order to attain peace and stability conducive to sustainable development in assisting the Philippine government in its socio-economic development projects; and assists the Philippine National Police curb criminalities in the Western Mindanao.

Lineage of Commanding Officers

  • BGen Guillermo B Francisco AFP (5 May 36 - 10 Oct 38)
  • BGen Mateo C Capinpin AFP (10 Oct 38 - 31 Aug 41)
  • BGen Fidel J Segundo AFP (18 Dec 41 - 26 Jan 42)
  • BGen Tirzo G Fajardo AFP (01 Oct 57 - 15 Jun 58)
  • BGen Manuel T Flores AFP (15 Jun 58 - 02 Nov 58)
  • BGen Antonio C Deveyra AFP (02 Nov 58 - 28 Mar 62)
  • BGen Ernesto M Mata AFP (01 Mar 62 - 17 Mar 62)
  • BGen Rigoberto J Atienza AFP (17 Sep 63 - 09 Jun 64)
  • BGen Flaviano P Olivares AFP (10 Jun 64 - 15 Mar 65)
  • BGen Godofredo F Mendoza AFP (15 Mar 65 - 01 Jun 65)
  • BGen Gaudencio V Tobias AFP (01 Jun 65 - 11 Jun 66)
  • BGen Romeo C Espino AFP (17 Jun 66 - 23 Feb 67)
  • BGen Ruben F Maglaya AFP (23 Feb 67 - 05 Jun 68)
  • BGen Eduardo M Garcia AFP (05 Jun 68 - 06 Feb 70)
  • BGen Rafael G Zagala AFP (06 Feb 70 - 31 Mar 76)
  • BGen Teodulfo S Bautista AFP (04 Mar 76 - 10 Oct 77)
  • BGen Emilio S Luga AFP (12 Oct 77 - 21 May 81)
  • BGen Angelo C Queding AFP (21 May 81 - 31 Mar 82)
  • BGen Mariano C Miranda AFP (25 Apr 82 - 25 Feb 86)
  • BGen Rodolfo T Tolentino AFP (25 Feb 86 - 01 Apr 86)
  • BGen Ernesto C Maderazo AFP (01 Apr 86 - 11 Oct 87)
  • BGen Raul T Aquino AFP (11 Oct 87 - 12 Oct 87)
  • BGen Buenaventura S Tabo AFP (12 Oct 87 - 28 Mar 88)
  • BGen Gumersindo T Yap AFP (28 Mar 88 - 01 Aug 89)
  • BGen Ernesto B Calupig AFP (01 Aug 89 - 04 Dec 89)
  • BGen Cesar F Fortuno AFP (04 Dec 89 - 02 Feb 91)
  • BGen Eduardo M Fernandez AFP (02 Feb 91 - 15 Oct 91)
  • BGen Raymundo T Jarque AFP (15 Oct 91 - 22 Dec 92)
  • BGen Rene J Cardones AFP (22 Dec 92 95 - 15 Jul 95)
  • MGen Rene JS Dado AFP (15 Jul 95 - 06 Oct 97)
  • MGen Diomedio P Villanueva AFP (06 Oct 97 - 23 July 99)
  • MGen Narciso J Abaya AFP (23 July 99 - 28 Mar 01)
  • MGen Romeo B Dominguez AFP (28 Mar 01 - 07 Jul 01)
  • MGen Glicerio S Sua AFP (08 Jul 01 - 28 Feb 03)
  • BGen Trifonio P Salazar AFP (28 Feb 03 - 20 Nov 04)
  • BGen Gabriel A Habacon AFP (20 Nov 04 - 11 Jan 06)
  • Mgen Eugenio V Cedo AFP (11 Jan 06 - 01 Sep 06)
  • MGen Raymundo B Ferrer AFP (01 Sep 06 - 16 Mar 07)
  • MGen Nehemias G Pajarito AFP (16 Mar 07 - 24 Feb 09)
  • MGen Romeo D Lustestica AFP (24 Feb 09 - Present)

Units

The following are the Brigade units that are under the First Infantry Division.

The following are the Battalion units under the First Infantry Division.

  • 5th Infantry (Swift Justice) Battalion (CAFGU)
  • 10th Infantry (Steady‚ĶOn) Battalion
  • 18th Infantry Battalion
  • 32nd Infantry (Daredevil) Battalion
  • 33rd Infantry Battalion
  • 35th Infantry (Makamandag) Battalion
  • 44th Infantry Battalion
  • 51st Infantry (Fuerte Uno) Battalion
  • 53rd Infantry Battalion
  • 55th Infantry (Vigilant) Battalion

Operations

Trivia

  • Both MGen's Diomedio Villanueva and Narciso Abaya were assigned to the AFP's Top post as AFP Chief of Staff.
  • BGen Raymundo Jarque's named was dragged to a series of coup attempts against the Aquino Administration.

References


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