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(TFZ change of command set today:) Beng cites Uy for efforts vs terrorism

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Mayor Beng Climaco has cited Col. Juvymax Uy, outgoing commander of Task Force Zamboanga for his hardwork and efforts in maintaining peace and security in the city that resulted to zero bombing and kidnapping incidents in 2016.

Mayor Climaco said Col. Uy efficiently and effectively collaborated with the Zamboanga City Police Office and other law enforcement units that ensured a well-planned implementation of security measures not only during special events but all year round.

“WE are very thankful to Col. Uy who worked very hard to obtain zero incidence of kidnapping and zero bombing as a consequence of terrorism in 2016,” the mayor told members of the media during her regular press briefing in City Hall Monday.

Col. Uy will formally relinquish his post to Col. Leonel M. Nicolas (Phil. Army) in ceremonies set Tuesday.  He is now the commander of the Army’s 104th Brigade and Joint Task Force Basilan.

Mayor Climaco said the City Government remains committed in its support to Task Force Zamboanga even with the new leadership.

During the stint of Col. Uy, the City Government has supported and assisted the TFZ in terms of equipment and transportation facilities to name a few.

The turnover of command at the Task Force Zamboanga headquarters in Malagutay, Tuesday will be presided by BGen. Rolando Joselito Bautista, AFP, Commander of the 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division. (Sheila Covarrubias)




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