Col. Oliver C. Maquiling from Cagayan de Oro City is the new Commander of the Philippine Army’s 701st Kagitingan Brigade based in the City of Mati, Davao Oriental. Col. Maquiling has a Master’s Degree in International Affairs at the Trustees of Columbia University in New York, USA and is a member of the Philippine Military Academy “Sambisig” Class of 1991.


The change of command ceremony was held last April 20 at the 701st Brigade Headquarters in Don Martin Marundan, City of Mati, Davao Oriental. Col. Maquiling will lead the 2,000-strong unit, which covers two battalions and eight other operational control units.


Maquiling replaced Brigadier General Mortela, who will be taking over the commandership of the 702nd Infantry Brigade based in Camp Tito Abat in Manaoag, Pangasinan,


photos by Province of Davao Oriental and 701st Kagitingan Brigade

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