Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Brig. Gen. Jorge Valbuena Segovia formally assumed the post of Commander of the 2nd Infantry (Jungle Fighters) Division of the Philippine Army based at Camp Mateo Capinpin vice Brig. Gen. Florante B. Martinez, Acting Commander, last Thursday afternoon,July 23, 2009, at the camp parade ground in Barangay Sampaloc in Tanay, Rizal.

The turn-over ceremonies was presided by Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit, Commanding General of the Philippine Army.

The 2nd Infantry Division, nicknamed Jungle Fighters, was formally put into active duty on February 1, 1970 with headquaters housed in Camp Vicente Lim in Canlubang, Calamba City, then it was moved to Barangsy Sampaloc in Tanay, Rizal.

The present headquarters, Camp General Mateo Capinpin, was named after Brigadier General Mateo M Capinpin, the gallant soldier of the 21st Infantry Division who rose from the ranks during World War II. It is strategically located at the foothills of the scenic Sierra Madre Mountain Range with an elevation of 1,400 feet above sea level and 70 kilometers just east of Manila.

Brigadier General Jorge Valbuena Segovia is the 26th Commander of the 2nd Infantry (Jungle Fighters) Division, which is composed of the 201st Infantry (Kabalikat) Brigade; 202nd Infantry (Unifier) Brigade; and 204th Infantry (Bantay Kapayapaan) Brigade. And the Battalion units that are 1st Infantry Battalion; 4th Infantry (Get 'Em) Battalion; 16th Infantry (Maglilingkod) Battalion; 59th Infantry (Protector) Battalion; 68th Infantry Battalion; 74th Infantry (Matatag) Battalion; 76th Infantry (Victrix) Battalion; and 80th Infantry (Raging Tamarraw) Battalion. (RET/SEVEN LAKES PRESS CORPS)

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