Thursday, 27 September 2012 15:13
OIC Governor Abdusakur “Tutuh” Tan II, represented the Honorable Abdusakur M. Tan in the send off ceremony for the 3rd Marine Brigade at a military ceremony here today after the completion of their tour of duty in winning the peace and safeguarding the safety and security of the people.
OIC Governor Tutuh Tan relayed the apologies of the Governor, who due to the latter’s hectic schedule, cannot catch up with the send-off ceremony.
“Nevertheless I hope I can do justice to this ceremony by delivering the send off message of Governor Tan to these brave men in uniform.” Tutuh Tan further said.
Presiding at the send-off ceremony was LtGen Noel A. Coballes, Commander Western Mindanao Command AFP who were joined by Rear Admiral Rear Admiral Armando L. Guzman, Commander, Naval Forces Western Mindanao, Col. Andre M. Costales Jr, Commander 3rd Marine Brigade and other officers and men of the AFP.
OIC Governor Tan said that “for us here in Sulu this is not a goodbye but a wish and a prayer that you fare very well in your next tour of duty in other destinations. We hope, too, that the officers and men of the 3rd Marine Brigade will be bringing with them good memories of the people here and of the many beautiful sights in this place as they leave the shores of Sulu”.
In conclusion before bidding farewell to the departing troops, Tutuh Tan relayed the gratitude of the people of Sulu for having been given the opportunity to have been served by the men of the 3rd Marine Brigade especially in the community services they have rendered in the true sense of the Bayanihan Concept of the AFP.
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