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.

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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.

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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,

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photos by Province of Davao Oriental and 701st Kagitingan Brigade

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