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Igorot from Benguet Is Top 1 on Scout Ranger Course Class 214- 2021

Cordillera - A proud Ibaloi Army Officer was awarded with Black Panther Award  and a Letter of Commendation from First Scout Ranger Regiment, Philippine Army for graduating as number 1 from Scout Ranger Course.

2LT Jerson P Balagot obtained an average of 90.36% graduating as number 1 on his class among 219 students who joined the Scout Ranger Course (SRC) Class 214- 2021. 

2LT BALAGOT received the momento and letter of commendation last February 24, 2022 during the closing ceremony held at Camp Pablo Tecson, San Miguel, Bulacan.

Be it known that 2LT BALAGOT is a graduate of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “MABALASIK” class of 2019 and Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Class 124- 19. 

Scout Rangers, known officially as the First Scout Ranger Regiment, is a Philippine Army unit specializing in anti-guerrilla jungle warfare, raids, ambushes, close quarters combat, urban warfare and sabotage. 

The First Scout Ranger Regiment was formed on November 25, 1950 under the command of former AFP Vice Chief of Staff and Defense Secretary Rafael M. Ileto. The unit was modelled after two legendary fighting groups, the intelligence gathering American Alamo Scouts and the combat ready US Army Rangers, the unit was created due to a growing need to counter the Hukbalahap guerrillas and its rebellion with a force trained in small unit actions. The Scout Rangers participated in the December 1989 coup attempt against the administration of Corazon Aquino. Led by then Captain Danilo Lim, Major Abraham Purugganan and Lieutenant Colonel Rafael Galvez, some 2500 Rangers took over Makati in the most destructive coup attempt against the Aquino administration, which left hundreds of civilians and soldiers dead, and hundreds more injured.

The Scout Rangers played a major role in capturing the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebel camp during the 2000 all-out war against the MILF. During the Battle of Marawi of 2017, Scout Rangers were the first elite units deployed with the 1st Infantry Division to neutralize the Islamic State-inspired groups the Maute and Abu Sayyaf and their leaders Isnilon Hapilon and the Maute brothers. During the battle the Rangers incurred many casualties including a veteran Captain of the battle of Zamboanga city. A Scout Ranger is credited with killing Hapilon during the final stages of battle.



Anonymous said...

Congratulations 🎉

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